GING-PAC ENDORSES DOUG HOFFMAN IN NY-23!
GOP candidate does not receive special election endorsement
Government Is Not God, the nation’s oldest political action committee for social conservatives, has endorsed Doug Hoffman for the vacant House seat in New York’s 23rd congressional district. There are three candidates in the special election for the 23rd district and only one is a conservative; that conservative is Doug Hoffman. He has a proven track record as both a social and fiscal conservative. GING-PAC is proud to join with other social conservative and pro-life groups in endorsing Doug Hoffman.
Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has demonstrated his commitment to family values and has shown strong leadership in community affairs as well as a keen business sense. Raised by a single mom, Doug Hoffman served in the Army and worked his way through college before starting a successful business career. Today he heads Hoffman Family Enterprises, which includes six accounting firms and a variety of other successful businesses. He understands the burden government is placing on working families and small businessmen, and the danger posed by radicals bent on destroying the rich cultural heritage of our nation.
Republican leaders who pushed the district’s Republicans to accept liberal Deidre Scozzafava as their candidate have made a critical error. Mrs. Scozzafava is an unacceptable candidate for social conservatives because of her strong support of abortion and same-sex marriage. Economic conservatives cannot support her because of a long record of profligate spending and support of higher taxes.
Scozzafava has raised very little money from individuals, but has received contributions from some of the same unions that strongly support President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, namely the AFL-CIO and ACORN affiliated SEICUS. She has been elected to the New York House on the Family Workers Party ticket which is a far-left radical party supported by ACORN. Her husband is the regional president of the AFL-CIO.
GOP leaders seem to have taken their conservative base for granted, figuring they can get liberals to vote for Scozzafava instead of the Democrat candidate. This strategy won’t work; liberals are not going to abandon the Democrat party on November 3rd to vote for Scozzafava.
It is fortunate that there is a strong third party available in New York to field a candidate that is an alternative to the two liberals that the Democrat and Republican Parties have put forward as candidates in the 23rd.
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SOME GENERAL DETAILS: I keep a spreadsheet taped to the wall next to my computer at my office, showing all the formerly “Republican” congressional seats now held by Democrats. There are 63 seats in districts won by George W. Bush in 2004, but that are now held by Democrats. Astonishingly, there are 40 seats in districts won by John McCain just last year, that now are held by Democrats who support radical leftist Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
I am constantly looking for conservative candidates in these districts that GING-PAC can support, and who can win. GING-PAC will not support pro-abortion candidates or those who favor the homosexual agenda, regardless of how many votes the Republican leadership claims they can get. That is why I am supporting the Conservative Party candidate in New York’s 23rd.
ILLINOIS - One of the districts on that spreadsheet is Illinois’ 14th District. The 14th has been a Republican district for decades and was last held by the last Republican Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert. When Hastert lost his job as Speaker, he walked away from his seat allowing a special election that was won by Pelosi’s choice, Bill Foster. He then won reelection in the Obama wave that swept over Illinois last November.
A good godly man, a state Senator who home schools his four kids is now challenging Bill Foster for Hastert’s old seat. Randy Hultgren has been elected four times in Illinois as a state representative and then as a state Senator. I have met with Senator Hultgren, and I can say that I am very impressed with his conservatism and his faith. He met his wife of 18 years at Bethel College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He went on to get a law degree and entered the business world. He has served on the boards of Christian ministries in Illinois and is solidly pro-life and pro-family. This is a man I can support.
There are four other candidates in the primary, none of whom has ever held a public office. One is Ethan Hastert, the son of former Speaker Dennis Hastert. His candidacy bothers me because all of his political experience is as a lobbyist in Washington, DC. He actually moved back to Illinois to run for this seat. On the other hand, Senator Randy Hultgren has been in the district serving the people of Illinois.
Every new candidate that GING-PAC will endorse for the 2010 cycle must fill out our questionnaire. Candidates don’t even need to call; they can download the questionnaire from our Internet site at www.gingpac.org, fill it out and fax it to us in here in Washington. I am very sure that some so-called Republican candidates take a look at the questionnaire and then don’t bother to ever contact us. The questions make it obvious the kind of candidates we support - conservative!
GING-PAC will probably spend most of its resources in 2010 on conservative House candidates running in the districts carried by both Bush in 2004 and McCain in 2008, and which now have Democrat congressmen. In the last update I said that the elections were too far away for us to endorse any specific candidates, but that is beginning to change, as viable godly candidates step forward.
We need to place real social conservatives in the House and Senate, and hopefully to get either the House or the Senate, or both, out of the hands of utopian leftists before they destroy the nation. Too get that job done, your help is needed.
Please send a check to help today, or give an online gift at www.gingpac.org.
William J. Murray, Chairman
Government Is Not God
PAC, P.O. Box 77237, Washington, DC 20013