I have been a middle of the road voter for a long time (how many times have you guys accused me of #bothsides?). I have typically voted both sides of the ticket in every election. With that said, for governor races I typically vote GOP for various reasons. Not this year. We all have our top 3 issues we vote on (gun rights, abortion, whatever) but this year I have vowed to not vote for anyone who supports the claim Trump lost 2020 because the election was stolen. That is my hot button this year.
I dont agree with everything the D rep Katie Hobbs agenda, but Kari Lake (R) has aligned herself with the Stop The Steal movement, and has been quoted as saying if she loses in November, it would be due to rigged elections or voter fraud. FUCK THAT. That is my hot button. I vow not to vote for any candidate that is in this mindset.
Dont get me wrong. There are IMHO some good R candidates for local races, but for the most part they havent been swept up in this madness.
I've been a lurker for sometime now, reading this thread made me join. I'm from the same state as blackangst1 and pretty much everything he said in this thread I agree with. But would take it 1 step further on another candidate, Blake Masters. Being retired for sometime now SS is important to the wife and I. When he stated he would look into privatizing it, pushing it to Wall Street that was a big fuck him. Is there a chance it could increase , yes but also the chance it could dwindle away. And we know the people who usually always make money on the street are the brokers.
The other issue is abortion. I don't think it should be used as birth control, but that's not between myself and the woman. But to those who would even deny it in the event of rape, incest or the health of the mother that's another fuck off to Masters & Lake.