Okie Pundit Makes (it’s?) pronouncements on upcoming political races and does a beautiful job of proving that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet.
House District 53: Likely Republican (R Hold). This seat is currently occupied by Randy Terrill, which is the only reason we’ve moved this from Safe Republican to Likely Republican. Even with the corruption allegations swarming Terrill, it’s hard to imagine a far-left liberal like Amy Corley winning the votes of this deeply conservative district. If the Democrats had put up someone more moderate or conservative, they might have had a chance at taking this seat from Republicans. But only a chance.
I am will give OP the benefit of a doubt and assume that it did not mislabel someone out of malice. Perhaps it simply failed to do the homework, but OP should know that accuracy matters and credibility once lost is rarely regained.
Amy Corley is a Democrat, that much is true however her positions are not “far left”. How do I know? I went straight to the source and talked with her myself.
First I visited her website where I saw an unexpected sight.
Intrigued, I gave her a call to find out more.
On the Second Amendment she related to me that often the first question that conservatives ask her is “Are you going to take my guns away from me?” her reply; “No. As long as you will let me keep mine”
On the issue of abortion Amy states that she is against it. She adds that having grown up in a foster home and witnessing the pain of young girls who had been the victim of rape or incest and pregnant, she would be hard pressed to force them to carry the pregnancy. She also makes an exception for the life of the mother.
Amy Corley is a dedicated mother and her job is as a legal advocate for parents and children.
She understood the issues and her positions were sensible.
I am a conservative and after talking with the lady at length, found nothing “far left” or otherwise objectionable about her. I think she would be more accurately cast as an independent than anything else.
The thing that impressed me the most was that she is very clear on what the job of a Representative should be and that is representing the people of her district. After this last legislative session, I would put a premium on that trait.
Randy Terrill wouldn’t have cause to worry if the only thing against him was this latest scandal. But there are many upright conservatives who are passionate about the illegal immigration issue and Terrill has put them between a rock and a hard place. Moral relativism is abhorred by a good number of those whose vote he could count on were it not for the pattern of ethical and legal scrapes that has emerged since he entered the political arena.
The degree that Randy Terrill’s actions have discomforted these voters and to the degree that Amy Corley matches them in their values equals the exact measure of uncertainty as to the outcome of this race.
I will be interested to see what the sum total in District 53 ends up being.
One final nugget of political wisdom from OP;
Terill will face a grand jury soon, but there are still many unanswered questions about the investigation, many of which we’ve pointed out here. It should be quite easy for Terrill to paint the investigation as a politically-motivated witchhunt and sweep back into the House.
I think Okie Pundit shouldn’t be so sure that people will be so easily swayed by political paintings. The broad brush style that seems favored by Okie Pundit fails to impress.