Log Cabin Republicans Endorses Jim Jeffords for US Senate

An Incomparable 26 Years of Congressional Leadership – A True Champion

September 20, 2000 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The nation's largest gay Republican organization endorsed Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont for re-election, and declared his re-election as a "top priority race" for 2000.

"Jim Jeffords has an incomparable record of leadership and accomplishment as a senior Republican Senator, and in his years of service in the House and Senate, he has been there to fight for us and lead," said Rich Tafel, executive director of Log Cabin Republicans. "There is no other Republican that can rival what Jim Jeffords has meant to our community in the U.S. Senate, and we will commit whatever resources are necessary to ensure he is re-elected by a wide margin in November."

Tafel criticized the recent decision by the Human Rights Campaign to issue a "dual endorsement" of Jeffords and his Democratic opponent, State Auditor Ed Flanagan, who is openly gay and was elected to state office in 1992.

"You cannot compare 26 years of service in Congress, and the caliber of leadership of Jim Jeffords, with the record of Ed Flanagan," Tafel said. "A dual endorsement is no endorsement at all – everyone in politics understands that. It seems that HRC's criteria changes with every election, and their actions never seem to show the least bit of courage or principle. It is disappointing, but will not affect our efforts to re-elect Senator Jeffords."

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