Seems as though the Human Rights Campaign can’t do anything right these days, at least not in the eyes of some. As the fallout over the organization’s support for a noninclusive version of ENDA continues, HRC released its list of endorsements for U.S. Senate races this week. Needless to say, not everyone is happy. HRC responded to some of the criticisms yesterday on its blog, Back Story.
Given that North Texas is such an HRC stronghold, I was curious whether anyone had any thoughts.
UPDATE: Former Washington Blade Editor Chris Crain today urges HRC to “grow a pair.” Like others, Crain takes issue with HRC’s failure to endorse openly gay Senate candidate Jim Neal in North Carolina. Crain accuses HRC of cow-towing to Democratic Party “chieftains” who support Neal’s opponent and trying to protect its win-loss record in endorsed races. There’s something to be said for not wasting money on candidates who have no chance of being elected. But if you only endorse candidates who are going to win anyway, what’s the point? In any case, I would argue that the win-loss record issue may be factor in HRC’s failure (so far) to endorse Rick Noriega for Senate in Texas against incumbent John Cornyn.
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