Greetings from the campaign trail. Only twelve days to go!
Judging from how we’ve been closing the gap, it appears that the primary election will be a very close race. Every single vote will matter. If each of you will convince one voter, write a letter to the editor, and put a bumper sticker on your vehicle, we’ll win the primary!
Since our last newsletter, here are some of the events in which I’ve participated:
- Meet ‘n Greets
- Tanana Valley State Fair
- Met with supporters in Anchorage and Fairbanks
- Bryan White Conservative Concert in Anchorage
- KICY radio interview
- Channel 13/KATN interview
- Valley Republican Forum
- Valley Republican Women’s Forum
- Mike Porcaro Show
- Native Veterans
Out of respect for the passing of former Senator Ted Stevens, our campaign cancelled our Fairbanks “Conservative Country” campaign rally with Grammy Award winning artist Bryan Williams. The Fairbanks Chamber Candidates Forum was also cancelled.
My agenda for the upcoming week includes:
- August 14; Sourdough Silhouette Match
- August 15; Candidate Day Baptist Temple
- August 16; Anchorage 2nd Amendment Task Force
- August 17; Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
- August 19; KAKM Debate, 7PM
- August 19; Anchorage Neighborhood Walks
- August 20; Attending Ninilchik Fair in the Kenai
- August 20; Kenai-Soldotna Chamber Forum Debate, 7PM
Endorsed by Huck PAC
I was recently honored with the endorsement of former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and his organization Huck PAC.
As the list of endorsements from across our great Nation continues to grow, I’m awestruck and deeply humbled by the thoughts, prayers, and testimonials from conservative leaders who are united to put our country back on the right track.
Likewise, I sincerely thank you for your testimonials. They are a very warm and welcome addition to our web site and we could always use more of them.
If you’d like to add your endorsement, please e-mail it with a photo to Pete Alexion. Pete can edit almost anything out of a photo, if that’s a concern to you. Pete’s the old curmudgeon to the right of me.
Murkowski Voted to Table, Not Repeal
I’d like to clear the air about remarks made in reference to Murkowski’s voting record on ObamaCare.
On March 24, 2010, Murkowski voted not to table Sen. Vitter’s amendment, which, if successful, would have kept the issue alive. It was not until July 29, 2010, four months after the introduction of S.3152 to repeal the ObamaCare bill that Murkowski decided to sign on. All the co-sponsors (21 with the bill’s sponsor Jim DeMint) had signed on the week of ObamaCare’s passage or within the first month including Senator John McCain. Despite saying she supports the repeal of ObamaCare, Murkowski refused to sign the bill that would do just that until late in the summer (with Election Day drawing close) and more than three months after the last co-sponsor.
Her reticence to co-sponsor S.3152 until a few weeks ago raises serious questions about her true commitment to repeal.
From the Trenches …
Our home grown, volunteer campaign is still operating on a shoestring budget with absolutely nothing going to waste. If your resources will permit it, one more donation may make all the difference in the world in these final few days.
Thank you for your generosity!
Work At Home
We’re looking for volunteers to help with social media and a few other areas. These tasks can be done in the comfort of your own home with a computer, at any time of the day or night. If you can spare a few minutes each day, please contact Pete Alexion and he’ll get you started.
Quote of the Week
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” – Patrick Henry
From the bottom of our hearts, my family, campaign staff, and I sincerely thank you for your overwhelming support, donations, volunteer efforts, prayers, and thoughts as we approach a significant milestone in our Nation’s contentious timeline. God bless.
Candidate for United States Senate