Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 2010 Campaign Update

COLORADO: There is a very good chance that Colorado, which was a red state turning blue, may be mo v ing back to the conservative side. In late February I met with a very strong social conservative who is running for th e Senate slot on the Republican ticket. The election process in Colorado is very convoluted. On March 16th precinct caucuses are held to elect delegates to the county conventions. The county conventions are held in April to elect delegates to the state convention. At the state convention candidates receiving more than 30% of the votes of delegates are then placed on the primary ballot which is held in August. Thus, the c andidates must work to get their delegates elected at the precinct and county level to win the 30% plus votes needed at the state convention to even appear on the primary ballot. Got that?

In any event, I have met with former Lt. Governor Jane Norton who is running for the very winnable Senate seat in Colorado. I can report that she is 100% pro-life and an ideal social conservative candidate. Norton believes that life begins at conception and that marriage is an institution ordained by God as a union between one man and one woman. She is also an economic conservative who would be well suited to the ranching and mining interests in Colorado.

Government Is Not God - PAC has endorsed Jane Norton for Senate in Colorado, and our first check to her for $1,000 was issued in February. As additional funds are raised we will do our best to support Jane Norton in both the primary and general elections. (In photo above GING-PAC chairman William J. Murray presents Jane Norton an offical "Government Is Not God" bumper sticker.)

CALIFORNIA: In California there are two very strong candidates who are running in the GOP primary. Senator Jim DeMint formed the Senate Conservatives Fund to assist conservatives running for the Senate. In Florida he has backed Marco Rubio, as has GING-PAC. In California Senator DeMint’s PAC has backed Chuck DeVore who is a member of the California State Assembly. He ended a twenty-four year career in the military as a Lt. Colonel and served as a Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon as a Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs. He is 100% pro-life. The rest of the GOP Senate establishment, even pro-life Senators such as my friend Senator Jim Inhofe, are supporting Carly Fiorina. As mentioned above, DeMint also bucked the establishment and backed Marco Rubio in Florida.

William and Nancy Murray with Carly Fiorina
The establishment theory is that a “true conservative” can’t win in California and a more moderate candidate is needed to beat Senator Barbara Boxer in November. I have not as yet met with Chuck DeVore, but I did meet with Carly Fiorina during her last trip to Washington, DC in late February and talked with her extensively. The establishment has a problem if they are supporting Carly because they think she is a moderate. She is pro-life and believes that marriage should be only between one man and one woman. On the life issue she publicly sides with the official Republican party platform that is against abortion “except in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother.” She does, however, believe that life begins at conception. While this is a contradiction, it is not the point I am trying to make. (Left photo of William and Nancy Murray at a social event in Washington, DC with Carly Fiorina.)

The Republican establishment is no more going to be able to sell Fiorina to Californians as a “moderate” than they would be able to sell Chuck DeVore as a “moderate.” Real conservatives can win in California and there is no need to label someone a “moderate” to win. After all, Ronald Reagan was the governor of California before he was President of the United States.

I am not promoting Carly Fiorina, and GING-PAC has not endorsed her. GING-PAC will probably stay out of the California primary, but I can proclaim that either Chuck DeVore or Carly Fiorina would be a welcome replacement for the far left, people-hating environmentalist, Senator Barbara Boxer. Boxer has helped destroy tens of thousands of lives in California by helping take water from farms to support a fish less than an inch long. Boxer needs to go.

FLORIDA: We have now added Colonel Allen West for Congress in Florida’s 22nd District. We have supportedAllen West for Congress Allen West in previous campaigns. He would have won in 2008 had it not been for the Democrat landslide in the House because of the economy. Now people realize that the economic problems were far deeper than politics, and the Democrat controlled Congress’ wild spending did nothing but create debt for our children and grandchildren to pay.

As I mentioned in the February campaign update, GING-PAC will also step forward to defend great conservative spokesmen who will be under attack from wealthy far left organizations such as this year. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota is going to be a major target of the far left. In Virginia radical left organizations have already begun a campaign against my good friend Eric Cantor who is the Republican Whip in the House. We want to get more conservative congressmen elected but we have to watch our backs and make sure that some of the conservative workhorses we have in the House are not defeated by the far left with their huge cash reserves.

To have impact in these races GING-PAC must have funds. It is crucial that we have at least an additional $50,000 as primaries begin in earnest. Please send a check to help today, or give an online gift.

William J. Murray, Chairman
Government Is Not God - PACP.O. Box 77237,  Washington, DC 20013