The Hill on NOM/SBA's Values Voter Presidential Score Card


The Hill interviewed NOM President Brian Brown for the story:

The anti-abortion rights group Susan B. Anthony List and anti-same sex marriage group National Organization for Marriage released their presidential campaign scorecards Friday morning ahead of the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit.

All the GOP presidential candidates -- with the exception of Jon Huntsman -- are scheduled to appear at the event in Washington, D.C. on either Friday and Saturday.

All of the candidates except Herman Cain and Mitt Romney signed the SBA List's pledge, while all of the candidates besides Cain, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul signed NOM's pledge.

The candidates with unblemished records on both issues, according to the groups, are Perry, Rick Santorum, and Michele Bachmann, the three candidates who, along with Cain, are most seriously vying for social conservatives. NOM President [brian Brown] said he believes his group's issue will play a large role in the campaign. "Given the fact that all of the main presidential candidates have signed our marriage pledge, which is a very strong pledge, clearly this election 2012, social issues are going to be very important," he told The Hill on the eve of the vote's release.