Young Guns Super PAC might need to adjust its “decision matrix.”

Chagrined after the Young-Guns-endorsed Lugar was defeated by challenger Mourdock, and then caught up in the messy ouster of the most conservative congressman in Illinois, Don Manzullo, they are now saddled with the news that “Young Gun 2010” Congressman Bob Dold is the new pet of Planned Parenthood:

The National Republican Congressional Committee supported Bob Dold’s 2010 campaign as one of its ostensibly conservative “Young Guns” candidates.  With this help from the NRCC, Bob Dold was elected to Congress.

On May 9, less than two years after this inflow of funds from the Republican Party, Representative Bob Dold (R-IL) introduced legislation protecting funding of Planned Parenthood.  This stands in stark contrast to legislation passed last year by the House seeking to eliminate all federal funding.  All but seven Republicans voted in favor of this ban.

Politico writes on the “unicorn”-like nature of Young Gun Bob Dold:

Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) is something of a unicorn in the Republican party. He’s a pro-choice Republican who is now introducing legislation to protect Planned Parenthood from being cut out of federal funding.

Congressman Dold, who is facing a tough reelection after his suburban Chicago district was redrawn this past year, appears to be competing with his liberal opponent for democratic voters as he introduced legislation May 9 to protect funding for Planned Parenthood.

Lugar over Mourdock, the defeat of conservative Cong. Manzullo, and now their 2010 Young Gun Cong. Bob Dold introduces legislation to fund Planned Parenthood.

It seems as though Young Guns is aiming their ammunition at conservatives, not the real target.

*Further reading:

Young Guns Aiming for Richard Mourdock but Hitting Eric Cantor

Tell the Young Guns to Stop Aiming at Mourdock


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