Where do the Candidates Stand?

WHERE DO THE CANDIDATES STAND?

The Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) initiated its Candidate Questionnaire Project (CQP) for this election cycle.  All U.S. Senate and House, gubernatorial and Florida Senate and House candidates are being asked whether they support or oppose certain issues of concern that are expected to be before them in the coming term.  In the Diocese of Orlando, there are seven (7) congressional seats running and one senate seat for the state, along with the governor’s seat.

 

WHERE DO THE CANDIDATES STAND?

The Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) initiated its Candidate Questionnaire Project (CQP) for this election cycle.  All U.S. Senate and House, gubernatorial and Florida Senate and House candidates are being asked whether they support or oppose certain issues of concern that are expected to be before them in the coming term.  In the Diocese of Orlando, there are seven (7) congressional seats running and one senate seat for the state, along with the governor’s seat.

Candidate responses will appear on the FCC web site as they come in, several have already been posted. Please consider putting a link on your parish web site to either the Florida Catholic Conference home page (CQP is prominently displayed above) or directly to the candidate list page (http://www.flacathconf.org/CQP2010/Candidates.htm). 

PDF’s of responses by diocese will be made available for placement in parish bulletins the two weekends prior to early voting for both the primary and general elections. The primary election takes place on August 24, 2010, with early voting beginning August 9.  The general election occurs on November 2, with early voting beginning October 18. 

Political guidelines issued by the USCCB and FCC warn against distribution of unauthorized campaign or election/political materials in parishes.  CQP material from the Florida Catholic Conference, authorized by the Bishops of Florida, covers a broad base of issues, is acceptable to be distributed at Catholic parishes and does not jeopardize the nonprofit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status of your parish or of the diocese.  Parishes are not to distribute any materials that are not approved by the local diocesan bishop or the Florida Catholic Conference, or made available to the diocese through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).