"All trail-access decisions are political decisions"

The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) was founded as the first national non-partisan political action committee dedicated solely to championing responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas on public lands through the electoral and legislative processes.
The TPAC tactical goal is to target key races using state-of-the art real-time analysis where there is a tough election and the pro-access candidate needs some extra support to help to defeat their opponent.
TPAC is needed to counter the anti-access special interests in Washington DC who have long ago figured that contributing to closure-oriented politicians is how they will accomplish their goal of restricting OHV access on federal lands.
TPAC is ready to stand in that political breach to stop the flow of anti-access politicians into the Capital. TPAC will work hard to reverse that trend so that pro-access legislators will exist as the majority in Congress and the White House.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Trail PAC Weighs in on NV CD2 Special Election

As the Trail PAC continues to grow, off-road voters can expect to see more commentary on the 2012 election cycle.  Even though the 2012 elections are still a long way off, there is one congressional race that TPAC is watching in NV-CD2. 

Nevada voters will decide today in a special election between Mark Amodei (R) and Kate Marshall (D). 

Access interests will have to decide which candidate not only will be most likely to listen and be interested in off-road issues, but just as important, will vote for pro-access committee chairmen on committees such as the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public lands.  As you know, that subcommittee has been working hard on OHV and recreation access issues and is holding a field hearing next week on September 19 in Sacramento. 

Mark Amodei’s Public Land Policy  (TPAC rating a B+)

Kate Marshall’s Public Land Policy  (TPAC rating a C-)

TPAC will be watching the returns tonight to see which candidate Nevada voters elect into office.  Let’s hope that off-road voters have played some role in this battle.  Your vote will help decide if you have a local voice in those aforementioned pro-access committee hearings and ultimately if they those hearings continue into the future.

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Stay tuned, as the 2012 election cycle has already started.  This cycle should be very busy!

1 comment:

  1. Amodei (TPAC Grade B+) beats Marshall (TPAC Grade C-) by 22 points.