Press release from Wisconsin Family Action PAC:
Marriage is a litmus test
Madison—Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) announced today that it is revoking its earlier endorsement of Republican Assembly candidate, Ashton Kirsch (AD 81-Baraboo).
“Unfortunately, it has become apparent to us in recent weeks that Mr. Kirsch’s position on our most important issue, marriage, is different from what we understood it to be as we went through the endorsement process,” said Julaine Appling, WFA PAC director. “We have worked directly with Mr. Kirsch in attempting to clarify his values and beliefs related to the foundational institution of marriage. At the end of the discussions, we realized his position was enough different from ours that we could not endorse him. If we have an endorsement litmus test for candidates, it’s marriage. You have to get marriage right to get WFA PAC’s endorsement.”
WFA PAC’s values and beliefs parallel those of its sponsoring entity, Wisconsin Family Action (WFA). WFA promotes and defends traditional one-man, one-woman marriage, the natural family unit of husbands, wives and children, as well as the sanctity of human life, and religious liberty.
Appling continued, “Citizens across the state look to WFA PAC to give them reliable information on which candidates are pro-marriage, pro-life, pro-liberty and pro-limited government. While rescinding an endorsement is an extreme action and has required a great deal of time and much careful deliberation, we would be especially derelict in our responsibility to the voters if we continued endorsing Mr. Kirsch or any other candidate whose position and belief on marriage is not in line with ours.”
Authorized and paid for by Wisconsin Family Action PAC and Wisconsin Family Action Federal PAC, Judith Brant, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or by any candidate’s agent or committee.