…with his Ethanol and RFS program support. BOB GOODLATTE HAS DOUBLED YOUR GROCERY BILL
Another great letter to the editor in the Daily News Record!
Best Conservative Choice Is Kwiatkowski
Posted: May 30, 2012
Another great letter to the editor at the Daily News Record in Harrisonburg!
National Debt Increased Under Goodlatte
Posted: May 30, 2012
In September of 1993, just months after Rep. Bob Goodlatte was sworn into an office, he promised to hold only six terms and the national debt was just more than $4.4 trillion.
Today, as Bob is running for his 11th term, our national debt stands at just over $15.7 trillion. Between January of 1993 and today, Bob has voted to raise the debt ceiling some 13 times. Just weeks ago, at a Saturday morning breakfast meeting in Waynesboro, Bob said that under certain conditions he would continue to vote for debt ceiling increases.
To be clear, today’s national debt holds every taxpayer responsible for $138,408. How many of you are prepared for your children and grandchildren to pay for the debt today’s representatives incur?
On June 12, I would encourage people from across the entire political spectrum to come out and participate in the Republican primary, and thank Bob by casting your vote for Karen Kwiatkowski.
I’m with Ryan (who has family in the 6th District) as he stands in for regular host Mike Rivero, talking about our campaign. Enjoy!
From Bearing Drift:
RLC of Virginia endorses candidates, selects officers
Today in Arlington, the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia held its annual convention to elect officers and, in addition, announced endorsements of three congressional candidates involved in primary elections on June 12.
The new officers are Robert Kenyon of Fairfax County as chairman; Steven C. Latimer of Charlottesville (reelected) as vice chairman; Cliff Dunn of Newport News (reelected) as treasurer; and former chairman George Primbs as secretary. At-large board members are Eric Brescia of Arlington County, Nicholas Cote of Alexandria, Shelby McCurnin of Louisa County, and yours truly.
The three congressional endorsements were for Karen Kwiatkowski, who is challenging incumbent Representative Bob Goodlatte in the Sixth District; Floyd Bayne, who is challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Seventh District; and Ken Vaughn, who is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly in the Eleventh District.
The convention also endorsed Shelby McCurnin for Republican National Committeeman and Donna Holt for Republican National Committeewoman. Those two offices will be filled by the delegates to the Republican Party of Virginia state convention in Richmond on Saturday, June 16.
Besides the three endorsed candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, the RLC delegates also heard from U.S. Senate candidate E.W. Jackson and Fourth District congressional challenger Bonnie Girard, who had not submitted endorsement questionnaires prior to the convention. The new executive committee agreed to consider their endorsements prior to the June 12 primary, if these candidates choose to seek formal RLC support.
The Republican Liberty Caucus was founded in 1991 to provide a voice for libertarians and classical liberals within the GOP. It has been described as “the conscience of the Republican party.”
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From the Daily News Record,
Taking On The Issues
Kwiatkowski, Schmookler Get Ready For Debate
Posted: May 30, 2012
By PRESTON KNIGHT
HARRISONBURG — Two 6th District congressional candidates will dissect some of America’s problems during a debate next week.
Occupy Harrisonburg and the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Liberty Alliance are co-hosting the event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. It will be held at Community Mennonite Church, 70 S. High St.
Shenandoah County farmer Karen Kwiatkowski, who is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, is seeking the GOP nomination in a June 12 primary against 10-time Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke. She is planning to attend Monday, but Goodlatte is not.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia endorsed Kwiatkowski at its annual convention in Arlington last weekend, saying she demonstrates “ample commitment to limited government, liberty and federalism.”
Also scheduled to participate Monday is Andy Schmookler, a Democrat who awaits the primary winner in November’s general election. Schmookler, an author, lives outside Mount Jackson.
Event co-coordinator Bob Bersson said candidates will debate five issues facing the nation, such as the environment and education. Questions from the audience will then be accepted, he said, and the final 30 minutes will be an informal meet-and-greet with the candidates.
Contact Preston Knight at 574-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Reynolds and I both attended the same amazing District Republican Convention at the Rockbridge High School on May 5th. We both witnessed the election of some great conservatives to represent the 6th District in the Republican Party of Virginia, and at the national GOP convention. As the first Republican primary challenger Bob Goodlatte has ever faced, I was given an opportunity to address the very conservative crowd at the convention. Bob also addressed the crowd, and it didn’t go well for him. There was grumbling from his supporters, no doubt.
Dave’s column, “Retire Bob – A Second Look” deserves some gentle correction. I’ll start with the T-shirts. Read the rest!
On the first Memorial Day on May 30th, 1868, General John Logan asked that we “renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation’s gratitude, the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.”
On this 144th Memorial Day, we remember and honor the dead of more recent wars. We remember the sacrifices in war made by our grandfathers and grandmothers, our aunts and uncles, our brothers and sisters, and our children and grandchildren.
In 1971, Congress transformed Memorial Day into a popular “three day weekend.” In celebrating outdoor cooking, family, and the promise of summertime, we may forget the nature of war, the sacrifices of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, and the ongoing sacrifices and suffering of those they left behind. We may forget our responsibility as Americans, as the descendants and beneficiaries of great men and women, to live and to celebrate our precious liberty each day.
This weekend, let us remember the ideals of a free and noble America, and know that these ideals are worth fighting for. Let us say a silent prayer for our fellow veterans, our brothers and sisters in arms. Let us make time to aid and assist the widows and widowers, the children who have lost a parent, and the parents who have lost their beloved children because those brave ones heroically answered the call of service to their nation.
God bless them, and God bless America.
A post from Facebook last night — thanks Chris!