Gun-control group gives Hoeffel top grade among guv hopefuls
A prominent organization that advocates for tighter gun regulations has examined the candidates for governor, and found Democrat Joe Hoeffel to be their favorite.
CeaseFirePA, in its 2010 voter guide, give the Montgomery County Commissioner an A. State Senator Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) followed Hoeffel with an A-, while Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato got a B+ and Auditor General Jack Wagner was given a C+.
Hoeffel’s campaign touted the top grad on Wednesday.
“I support the individual right to own guns, but I am also a strong supporter of common sense gun control laws that will protect Pennsylvania residents and its law enforcement officers,” Hoeffel said in a statement. “To that end, I am honored to have earned a perfect grade and the highest mark of all the candidates from CeaseFirePA, which is doing an excellent job of educating people on gun safety and advocating for effective gun violence prevention legislation.”
The two Republicans in the race got significantly lower grades—almost certainly to their liking in a GOP primary. State Representative Sam Rohrer (D-Berks) got a D, while Attorney General Tom Corbett was slapped with an F for not filling out the group’s survey.
Correction: This article originally misstated the respective grades received by Tom Corbett and Sam Rohrer, and the reasons for those grades. Rohrer received a D because he answered the questionnaire but disagreed with CeaseFirePA’s policy positions, while Corbett was given an F because he did not fill out the questionnaire. It was not the other way around.
April 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm