So much for the state lawmaker who claims to support of full disclosure...
The site "Vote Smart Project" is a non-biased, volunteer based informational portal whose purpose is to inform the public where the candidates stand on issues based on their voting record.
During the election year, the project sends out a "Political Courage Test" that candidates can fill out and give their take on where they stand on a wide range of issues. This service provided by the organization has been an invaluable resource for voters and the public who want to know more about politician's stance on issues without the political spin.
This year, Godfrey does not have the luxury of a re-election as he's in the middle of a tough campaign with a challenger who has effectively highlighted the Deputy Speaker's poor voting record in matters that effect the many residents in his district.
Suddenly, the state lawmaker once endlessly bragged about leading the charge when it came to public disclosure in state government has apparently had a changed of heart when it comes to answering the Vote Smart Project's courage test.
Here's what the group had to say about Godfrey's newly AWOL status.
Bob Godfrey has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads. Bob Godfrey is still welcome to submit the test at any time.Given his ever-evolving story behind his real meaning of calling cities "dumping grounds for poor and ethnic minorities," maybe we're better off that Godfrey didn't fill out the survey this year since it's getting hard for voters are having a hard time trusting the words that comes out of his mouth.