Daily Archives: Nov. 12, 2009

Conservative Catholic group backs Anderson in 4th District congressional race



Fourth District congressional candidate Jim Anderson could be getting some assistance from a national organization for conservative Catholics.

Catholic Families for America decided to endorse Anderson because he is “the ‘real-deal’ for conservatives: a pro-life, God-fearing businessman who will defend the Constitution,” said Dr. Kevin Roberts, executive director of the Texas-based group.

Roberts said the group is raising funds for voter outreach efforts in 2010, including in the Kansas 4th District.

The open seat has attracted five Republican hopefuls: Anderson, a small-business owner; Wink Hartman, owner of the Hartman Oil Co. and other ventures including the Wichita Wild football team; state Sens. Dick Kelsey, R-Goddard and Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita; and Republican National Committeeman Mike Pompeo.

The Catholic Families group lists among its goals “influenc(ing) public policy by promoting family-friendly policies on every issue from abortion, to education, to the deterioration of the family” and “becom(ing) the largest grassroots organization for Catholics who are tired of liberals hijacking our faith for nefarious ends.”

“Jim (Anderson) really personifies the kind of representative common people need in Washington,” Roberts said.

“He’s running out of a patriotic and Christian duty to be a voice of reason in a capital city run amok in reckless spending and anti-family corruption.”