I have heard it said that all politicians are bad. Well, my friends what we have attempted to do in this flyer is to strongly encourage you to vote and work to elect the candidates on our “GOOD GUYS LIST”(sm). These men and women are not politicians but
they are statesmen. They are willing to do the hard things, even go up against the leadership of both major political parties, if need be. It is extremely rare among individuals running for political office to find a person who will consistently put
conviction ahead of politics.
On our “GOOD GUYS LIST”(sm) are the candidates we found we could confidently endorse. Our policy is to contact each registrar of voters, the Secretary of State, the county registrar and in many cases the city election officials of each state. From their
lists of candidates we contact the candidates who supplied an e-mail address to the election officials when they filed to run for office. Every candidate that we receive e-mail address for, is sent a Citizens For A Better America® Candidate Questionnaire
to complete and offered the opportunity to apply for our endorsement.
In California we e-mailed to the 406 candidates for whom the Secretary of State had e-mail addresses. In addition we e-mailed to 3 others that requested our questionnaire. In total we e-mailed out 409 candidate questionnaires; of those we received 44
back and we endorsed 5 of them. They appear on our “GOOD GUYS LIST”(sm), below.
Why did they qualify to be on our “GOOD GUYS LIST”(sm)? Because they had the correct answers to some very difficult questions, 19 very tough questions to be exact; questions about some very difficult issues affecting all of America today.
These questions have been developed and refined over many elections with the help of individuals like our National Chairman Robert Colaco who himself ran for office in 1992 and Our Honorary National Chairman Congressman Bill Dannemeyer who served in the
U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 to 1992.
To design the questions, we drew upon our years of experience dealing with candidates on the hard issues. No one was allowed to hide. As one candidate told his wife, “This organization is asking political questions to find out what my core beliefs are
and it doesn’t matter what office I am running for.” That candidate was exactly right.
Every candidate is required to complete their candidate questionnaire themselves and not by proxy. We also require that our questionnaire be signed under penalties of perjury. And yes, we have received Candidate Questionnaires back from even such high
ranking officials as incumbent U.S. Senators.
In addition to this they must pass a very intense personal interview, the intent of which is to find out if there are any skeletons in the closet that would disqualify them from our endorsement.
Our “GOOD GUYS LIST”(sm), is a very special list, only those who stood for returning America back to its foundation of morality and values qualified.
Some candidates who may have qualified either did not because they did not submit an e-mail address when they filed or they did not submit a questionnaire back to us. Others who submitted a completed candidate questionnaire simply were not candidates we
could endorse. It is important to note, we did our utmost to encourage everyone to respond and send in their questionnaire.
Obviously, we do not have the space here to print each completed candidate questionnaire; it would be far to much reading. What we have done is listed the candidates we could endorse.
We have listed the candidates first by the office they are running for. Under the office they are running for, we have listed them in district number order. We have also listed any state propositions we have endorsed.
We call this list our “GOOD GUYS LIST”(sm)? That is not because they are all men, we endorse women as well but because this is a list of men and women whom you can count on!
We know that the questions that we ask in our questionnaire are tough questions. The issues that we have talked about in this flyer are tough issues. I believe that is one of the reasons why so few candidates wanted to answer our questionnaire. But,you,
the voter end up benefiting from how tough our questionnaire is.
You are receiving this flyer because you are in an area of one or more of these candidates and we strongly encourage you to vote on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, for the individual(s) on our “GOOD GUYS LIST”(sm) below.