By Isabel MatosMarth 13th Sarah Palin EndoApril 18th Sarah Palin announces Rally: Looking forward to joining with friends Senator Mike Lee and Governor Kay Orr next week in Nebraska to support conservative U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse. I am so glad Ben chose to hold this event in the heart of the heartland — North Platte, NE — at Scout’s Rest on the property of Buffalo Bill’s Ranch. This is the same venue Governor Orr chose to host President Reagan at in 1987. At this historic heartland venue we will rally for Ben on Friday and get the message out that Ben Sasse is the clear conservative choice in Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race! This event will kick off the final 19 days of this primary campaign. Let’s keep the grassroots momentum going and send Ben to Washington! Hope to see you there. You can find out more details here: http://sign.sassefornebraska.com/scouts-rest-event/
I’m excited to announce my endorsement of strong conservative Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Ben is a fighter and we need him in the U.S. Senate.
He’s exceptionally knowledgeable about Obamacare and is a relentless opponent of the destructive law — Ben will be a powerful ally to repeal it.
In addition, Ben has a strong record of promoting job growth and opportunity. He’ll work closely with conservatives in the Senate to cut reckless spending, limit the size of government and defend the Constitution. Now, more than ever, we need conservative reinforcements in the U.S. Senate like Ben to help stop President Obama’s agenda and restore liberty. Ben will help lead the charge for a full repeal of Obamacare and turn back President Obama’s job-killing regulations. It’s time to end business-as-usual and Make DC Listen. Will you join me, Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Mike Lee and many other conservatives in supporting Ben for U.S. Senate?
For Liberty, Ted Cruz.
*** REMEMBER OUR NEMESIS MITCH McCONNELL HAS TARGETED BEN SASSE***
According to the PPP that appeared in Clear Politics in February, Nebraska Senate primary Ben Sasse was 9 points behind 3/12 (35% to 24%). A recent Rasmussen Poll, however, showed that both Ben and Osborn are leading the Democrat by big margins in the General election, but Ben does better with 52%-27% against the Democrat, while Osborn has a 48%-27% against the Democrat.
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By Isabel Matos
Tonight’s exciting Rally at Oklahoma was captured in pictures tweeted or shared by those who were there. I will conclude with an image above by Oklahoma reporter Tessa Maune who wrote: It wasn’t easy, but we got an interview with Sarah Palin. I suppose you could call me a “reporter grizzly” because I had to do some throwing down to make it happen. Check it out at 9 & 10. H/T DD3
Check out my tweet which is on every link on T.W.’s Campaign page here! How cool is that?!
Join the Excitement For T.W. Shannon Liberty Rally Thursday, 4/24 at 6 p.m. #LibertyRally #TeamTW #ThatWoman
By Isabel Matos
Thursday, April 24th, 6:00 p.m.
Governor Sarah Palin, U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee
Green Country Event Center 12000 E 31st ST, Tulsa OK RSVP
Timeline of Endorsements
Sarah Palin Endorses T.W. Shannon
March 12th: Wow! I am truly honored to hear the news that Governor Palin has endorsed my candidacy for the U.S. Senate. When I asked Governor Palin to support me, I told her that we need a new generation of conservative leaders committed to fighting–and winning!–the battles that will determine the future of our country. I am humbled beyond words that she is supporting me. What a blessing! ~ T.W. ShannonT.W. SHANNON FOR U.S. SENATE FROM OKLAHOMA Tom Coburn leaves large conservative shoes to fill as he retires from the U.S. Senate. At 6’5 feet tall, T.W. Shannon is just the leader to fill them. T.W. is the underdog in his race, but that’s… not a position he’s unfamiliar with. He’s had to beat the odds all of his life. He became the first Republican to ever win his district’s seat in the Oklahoma state legislature even though the naysayers said it couldn’t be done. When he sought to be Speaker of the House, the naysayers said he was too young and too conservative to win. But his colleagues chose him anyway, and he became the youngest Speaker in Oklahoma history!T.W.’s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion and experience We the People need in Washington. As the former Speaker he can stand proud on his record of fighting for conservative legislation that directly benefited the lives of Oklahomans by lowering taxes, cutting government waste, and breaking the cycle of poverty by encouraging entrepreneurial self-reliance as the proven path to prosperity. T.W. understands that we need real leaders with vision and a steel spine to get things done. As he told me: “We are suffering from a lack of conservative vision. I believe we desperately need leaders with deep convictions who will fight—and win—the battles for conservative policies.”We can also rest assured that T.W. will bring to D.C. the integrity and moral compass he acquired growing up attending Bethlehem Baptist Church and teaching Sunday School. T.W. Shannon is exactly the kind of dynamic young conservative leader we need in Washington!To learn more about T.W. Shannon and lend him your support, please visit his website at www.twshannon.com ~ Sarah Palin
March 12th: I am absolutely convinced that we need new leadership in D.C. That is why I’m running for U.S. Senate. The campaign trail can take candidates away from their families a lot. My family and I have pledged to pray daily for all those in this race as well as for their families. I’ve always believed that we are competitors not enemies. Please join us in praying for wisdom and humility. ~ T.W. Shannon
March 24th: Mark Levin endorses Shannon “I’ve taken a very close look at this race and have talked to a number of folks who know Shannon. I want to join great conservatives, like my friend Sarah Palin, in endorsing Shannon for Senate in Oklahoma. Shannon is very impressive and, I believe, understands the dire situation facing the nation.”
March 27th: The Senate Conservatives Fund is on board! T.W.’s underdog campaign continues to gain momentum with the endorsement of an organization known for protecting Constitutional principles and conservative values. ~ T.W. Shannon
April 2nd : Today, conservative United States Senator Mike Lee has endorsed my campaign for the U.S. Senate! Senator Lee has been one of the few conservative leaders challenging the status quo in Washington, D.C. and I am proud to have his support. ~ T.W. Shannon
April 4th, Ben Carson: I enjoyed having the opportunity to visit with my friend, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, to talk about our shared faith, personal testimony, and the rejection of the lefts’ welfare dependency mentality for minorities. His endorsement means a lot to me personally, and for our campaign! T.W. Shannon
April 14th, Devon Shannon’s “Endorsement” In Case You Missed It: Have you seen my wife Devon’s new video about her story and testimony? She never ceases to amaze me and I know you’ll be moved by her words. Check it out now and SHARE with your friends and family to help us spread the word! ~ T.W. Shannon
April 16th Ted Cruz joins Team T.W. – Makes first Senate Endorsement.
“T.W. Shannon is a strong Constitutional conservative who will fight for individual liberty and help turn our country around,” Sen. Cruz said. “T.W. embodies the American dream. I’m proud to offer T.W. my enthusiastic endorsement because not only will he vote the right way, but he’ll stand up and fight with us in the Senate to stop President Obama’s assault on our liberties and defend America’s founding principles.”
“One of the things I keep hearing as I travel the state is that my fellow Oklahomans feel like their personal freedoms are under assault,” said T.W. Shannon. “Whether it’s the government mandating health insurance we don’t want, or invading our privacy, or forcing people to violate their conscience by providing abortion drugs—Oklahomans now fear their own government is taking away their liberty.
“But it doesn’t have to be this way. Thomas Jefferson said when the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. If conservatives here in Oklahoma and across America will unite, we can protect our God-given liberty, and take back this country.
“We need to send a message to Washington, D.C., and make our voices heard. I hope my fellow patriots from here in Tulsa and all across the state will join me with Gov. Palin, Sen. Cruz and Sen. Lee as we rally for Liberty here in the heartland.”
April 24th: Freedom Works supports T.W. Very exciting news that I hope I can count on you to help me SHARE! We’ve received the endorsement and support of one of the top conservative organizations in the nation: FreedomWorks is leading the fight for lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom for all Americans. I look forward to standing with them as Oklahoma’s next U.S. Senator. ~ T.W. ShannonFeb 9-11 March 16-17 April 21-22Shannon Margin -35 -9 +10T.W. Shannon 16% 28% 42%James Lankford 51% 37% 32%Randy Brogdon NA 7% 7%All others 1% 2% 3%Undecided 32% 26% 16%
By Isabel Matos
Update FL District 19 Special Primary Race to replace Trey Radel.
Clawson “wins” Primary – a hollow victory for someone who bought the press, bought the backing of phony Tea Party Endorsements and a multitude of consultants in the community and elsewhere. Congratulations to the crony millionaire who fought for the wrong reasons.
To Lizbeth who fought for the right reasons, my message to you is: Thank you for running a campaign we could all be proud of. My suggestion for a true Mama Grizzly: LIZBETH FOR U.S. SENATE 2016. We’ve only just begun to fight.
For Concession and Victory Speeches CLICK HERE (Updated at 12:22 a.m. 4/23/2014)
By Isabel Matos
Sarah Palin wants you to GOTV! She posted on Facebook today, April 22nd:
Please remember to vote today for Lizbeth Benacquisto in the Florida District 19 special election! Remind your friends and neighbors to vote for her too!
Did Mitch McConnell Infiltrate Tea Party Express via Russo and RandPac? Rand Paul Supporters: He’s a RINO!
This picture of Alexandra looks innocuous enough, and you may wonder why I even bothered to publish something that someone has the right to do in the United States, support a candidate they believe in.
This is why:
Mitch McConnell may have infiltrated Tea Party Express via Rand Paul and Sal Russo whose daughter, Alexandra Russo is head of RandPac.
This has consequences (like the primary race in Florida not yet determined but whose outcome is leaning Clawson who bought his way if he wins). Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell obviously worked together to make it happen via TPX. I may post an update or timeline with all the Tea Party endorsements that ensued which contributed to voter deception in District 19.
Alexandra Russo is young. She is the daughter of Sal Russo of TPX here, firepower and Chief Strategist behind the Tea Party Express which Amy Kremer resigned from last week, immediately following RAND PAUL’s endorsement of Curt Clawson on April 14th, 2014 (four days later). I am suspecting Amy connected the dots. She did not mention Rand Paul in the note on her Facebook wall, which she tweeted, just Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.
More information needs to be revealed so that Tea Party Americans know who does what and for who. Rand Paul is at a point in his career where he needs money, millions that McConnell and other of our opponents in the GOPe have accumulated. He is blindly ambitious, making him an obvious target for exploitation and corruption by Rinos who hate us.
This ambition is reminiscent of Rubio’s debacle and fallout in 2013 when the base turned on him for lying. The damage he did by deception is irreparable I feel, but he still has intentions to run by all accounts. Good luck.
Rand Paul may have plans for 2016 but he is clearly helping Establishment RINOS stay in power exchange for personal enrichment and plans for 2016. I’ve been saying this since last year: Rand Paul is about Rand Paul. He could not care less about deceiving voters or fund-raise by hijacking constitutional principles. He has compromised our movement already by portraying himself as an outsider when he is obviously is an opportunist. It is up to voters to see this, especially voters wanting to get rid of GOPe elders.
I would bet $20 and lunch at an expensive restaurant that Amy realized Rand Paul is a phony and that she will NEVER admit to it. It is up to us to figure it out as months pass and events unfold in 2014.
Tea Party Express Holds Election Day Rally and Watch Party In Las Vegas (Alexandra Russo)
Chief strategist for the Tea Party Express Sal Russo, Dustin Stockton and Russo’s daughter Alexandra Russo track election results at a Tea Party Express election night party at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter November 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one of the nation’s most closely watched races, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is trying to retain his seat for a fifth term against Republican challenger and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle. Picture link
(Nov. 1, 2010. 16:00:00- Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)
Tea Party Express Holds Election Day Rally and Watch Party In Las Vegas
In This Photo: Alexandra Russo, Amy Kremer, Debbie Lee (L-R) Alexandra Russo, Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer and President of America’s Mighty Warriors Debbie Lee watch Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul’s acceptance speech on television at a Tea Party Express election night party at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter November 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one of the nation’s most closely watched races, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is trying to retain his seat for a fifth term against Republican challenger and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle. Link
(Nov. 1, 2010. 16:00:00- Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)
Article Updated 4/21/2014 @10:07 p.m.
Amy Kremer of Tea Party Express Who Endorsed McConnell Donor, Resigned on Good Friday. Something Is Up!
By Isabel Matos
I know it’s Easter, but the truth has no time-table sometimes, and with the FL D-19 Primary coming up on Tuesday, April 22nd, someone has to keep the story out there because it is a big deal. This article is written for Amy Kremer.
Amy Kremer, I remember when you first sent an email after I joined the Tea Party and got involved in American politics for the first time. It was such an exciting time. Here’s more on your beginnings at the Tea Party Express.
Fast forward to 2014. We have a primary in the State of Florida two days after Easter. There has been a lot said about Curt Clawson being the “outsider” in the race; however, we have had a candidate who would better represent the People, but TPX (Tea Party Express) chose on March 18th to endorse someone who bought ads and press for months to fool constituents instead. If ever there was such a thing as crony journalism this would be it.
I am not a fan of blaming voters because unless you’re there, it’s hard to deny the impact of local media has on impressions people have. In this case, it was that “the Tea Party endorsed Clawson”. That had huge consequences, so bowing out of this situation as if it didn’t happen, is wrong. Voters also don’t identify the establishment problem we have and that is not a local issue.
Clawson has had no experience in politics. He never even attended a single Tea Party event in 2009 when all the excitement was stirring. He was busy getting out of managing a company and paying himself a $13 million salary after laying off over a thousand workers article here over the years. How can anyone sleep at night (from Clawson’s point of view)? And how can voters trust this man with their district’s needs for jobs? I don’t get it.
Clawson is as corrupt on the outside as he is corrupt on the inside playing politics with our futures at stake by making donations to Mitch McConnell (the Senate Minority Leader and Biggest Tea-Party Terminator Wannabe, Mitch McConnell) as well as the Republican Party of Kentucky.
If he was really “Tea” he would not have donated to our GOPe enemies. This article from Shark Tank is pretty straightforward about Clawson’s deception before he was in the tank for him, openly. Clawson is shady and will care about his constituents as much as he did about his employees. He has already lied to them about who he really is.
But let’s get back to Amy who this article is for.
You resigned from Tea Party (Tea-Rino) Express on Friday night (Good Friday even slower than most Fridays for news). It is curious to me.
Maybe you did not want to be associated with the wrong endorsement (I am hoping), or maybe you were given orders to avoid certain candidates. All I know is, I would speak up if that is the case. I do not think you would get in trouble. And if you did, we should know about it. It should be something that is played out openly, for all of us to see.
As a patriot, it is your duty to let us know what happened if TPX is guilty of “selling” something they are not – TEA PARTY. In addition, if they have been involved in any unethical behavior of any kind, we should know about it as well. We’ve had enough so-called Tea Party organizations bamboozle voters.
Amy, we are WATCHING! You have downplayed supporting Clawson this weekend but it will not go unnoticed. You are involved. And it will not be forgotten, unless you speak up and explain what happened. You have information we could use.
We know Rand Paul has ties to the TEA PARTY EXPRESS via his RandPac Chairman, Alexandra Russo, who is married or has family ties to Sal Russo of Tea Party Express (the same link above). Sal Russo is Co Chairman of Tea Party Express. That would explain a lot to many of us wondering why Rand Paul is considered “Tea”. He’s not. He’s a useful Rino desperate to make a name for himself.
TPX has to answer to us. Lizbeth is responsible, respectful and everything a candidate should be. She is much more qualified to lead in Washington than Clawson could ever be and believes that one person can make a difference. She’s like us. Plus she’s neighborly and nice.
Amy Kremer has worked hard in the last almost 7 years but she has made some mistakes like we all do. She could end things best if she made an unofficial (or official) un-endorsement of the Anti-Tea Party candidate in this race, if anything to make a point. It would have the impact needed to set the record straight with voters who seem to be “confused”, even if it is late, and even if it was unofficial.
Here is Lizbeth Benacquisto in her own words (for the record) in case you missed them (in no particular order):
* H/T “Pat” for RandPac/Alexandra Russo lead which is to be confirmed. Update 4/21/2014 5:19 p.m.
Scam Alert: Sarah’s Not Running for Senate, so DO NOT DONATE to Dan Backer’s Tea Party Leadership Fund
By Isabel Matos
Yet another article by Lee Stranahan warning unsuspecting Tea Party Americans who make donations in good faith to Tea Party Organizations that a scam is being perpetrated by the Tea Party Leadership Fund. Dan Backer strikes again. This is not new. I published how the funds got intercepted by Backer and eventually ended up in Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn’s campaigns here. Backer is a despicable liar and a cheat who needs to be exposed. Pass this along to your friends and/or anyone you know on or off Facebook. None of this should be taking place. What bothers me about this entire scenario is that RINOS end up enriching themselves off of the very people who want them voted out of power because RINOS want to see them crushed. It’s beyond bothersome. It’s infuriating!
Let’s call this what it is: exploitation.
For weeks, I’ve been reporting on how TheTeaParty.net Leadership Fund uses ‘petitions’ and ‘Draft’ schemes as a way to make money and build big mailing lists.
Today, Backer and the TPLF are at it again.
A new email about ‘Draft Sarah Palin’ is a humdinger, with copy written to separate well-meaning patriots from their money, including saying in bold ”you can be a tangible part of saving our nation from slipping into the vast sea of liberal socialism.”
How does sending money to Dan Backer and TheTeaParty.net Leadership Fund accomplish that? It DOESN’T.
Palin isn’t running. She isn’t going to run. And IF she ran, she has a HUGE war chest.
So giving money to the group wont do a thing to stop the sea of liberal socialism but it will make money for TheTea Party.Net Leadership Fund.
Here’s the email in its entirety. Stranahan wants you to see how manipulative it is:
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Sarah called it!
Obama led the way for Putin’s Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Even before he took the oath of office, Sarah Palin warned us about the disasters to come under Obama’s terrible leadership.
“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.” – Sarah Palin, 2008
AND Palin was right…when Obama did nothing, Russia took what they wanted. This proves Obama is nothing more than a weak homeland bully — attacking American citizens and watching freedom around the world burn.
Sarah Palin is the conservative leader we need in the U.S. Senate, NOW.
But her window to commit to this race has almost closed, and that’s why I need you to respond to this request IMMEDIATELY. We need your help to gather the signatures necessary to push Sarah Palin over the top in a critical run for Alaska’s Senate seat in 2014.
Incumbent liberal Democrat Mark Begich is terrified of an Obama vist to Alaska, because he knows the American people are awakening.
Sarah’s the proven leader we need. She has a better grasp on world politics, and she knows what it means to cherish and protect our American freedoms far better than THE MAN WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING THE FREE WORLD.
Last I checked, Mark Begich has spent too much time in Washington D.C. begging the Obama administration for favors rather than representing the good people of Alaska. Send Sarah to replace Begich and stop Obama!
Senator Sarah Palin, this is the name we need to put an end to Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s reign of liberal terror.
The United States Senate rests just outside conservative control, and by electing more Tea Party Heroes to replace the establishment cronies from either party – you can be a tangible part of saving our nation from slipping into the vast sea of liberal socialism.
Now more than ever, we need another Tea Party Hero in the Senate to halt Harry Reid and his pals in their war against our Constitution on issues like amnesty and gun control and our nation’s crushing debt. With Sarah in the Senate, conservatives across America will rest easier at night knowing she’s at the watch.
I need your renewed support today by signing the Tea Party Leadership Fund’s petition to draft Sarah Palin to the U.S. Senate – and I need you to chip in $5 or more to get Sarah’s name on the ballot.
Sarah is the proven Maverick who’s stood up to the special interests in Alaska and has been a tireless advocate for our Tea Party values ever since she hit the national stage.
Tea Party Organizer
P.S. We worked hard to get her attention — now let’s seal the deal. By signing our renewed petition, you make a bold statement — you’re tired of the wishy-washy sellout establishment shills and you’re ready to put a real leader in the Senate next to Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Follow this link, sign your name to our petition, and help us show Sarah Palin the Tea Party Leadership Fund has her back!
Governor Palin Discusses Obama, the Constitution, Hillary and Much More on Cashin In Today with Eric Bolling
by Isabel Matos
Sarah Palin dropped by Eric Bolling’s Cashin’ In Freedom Summit today.
Video courtesy of SarahNet
Eric Bollling: Governor, our freedom and liberty are under siege, the amendments specifically, how do we fight back?
Governor Palin: On a national level we make sure that we’re electing candidates who will promise to pay whatever price it’s going to take to protect our Constitution. Then on a state level I think it’s very important that we need find candidates and elect them who would be willing to call for a convention of states if need be because that is the tool the people have to reign in government.
Sarah Palin agreed with Rand Paul that the first amendment is the most at risk: It starts there. If we’re not able to express the will of the people then government will take over or continue doing what it’s doing today.
Governor Palin: The problem we have today start at the top. We have a president who does not understand or just chooses to disrespect our constitution, those rights, the rule of law, the separation of powers.. all those things we learned in elementary school about how our nation was formed and why it is the most exceptional nation on the Earth because of that constitution. Our president has set a tone in this nation that kind of says, eh, you know, it will be a select, elitist crew of guys that is going to run the show instead of We-the-People.
Eric Bolling: Governor, you have said Hillary should run in 2016. Why do we really need another Bush or Clinton in the White House?
Governor Palin: I said it’s fine if she ran, I didn’t say it’s fine if she won. We don’t need more of the blue bloods. No. We need new energy. We need new people in there who understand what the constitution has done to create this great country, not those who would choose to seek constitutional changes, amendments that were not the will of the people, that they would amend themselves by not seizing power from the people. So no, we need new people in there.
Eric Bolling: We found out this week the Reverend Al Sharpton was at one point an FBI informant. Your impressions as to why he did that. He’s been a very vocal critic of yours. Your thoughts on the reverend, hero or hypocrite?
Governor Palin: There are so many reasons to look at Al Sharpton and not be impressed. This is just one of those. He’s been a critic of just the average patriotic American, not just me – the average American who understands what it takes to get the country back on the right track. He’s not one to help get the country back on the right track.
Governor Palin discusses Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin doing a PSA: Our efforts are to help our troops, the wounded warriors returning from the war zone and needing mentor-ship and employment. There are so many trained, equipped troops returning home and we want to make sure that they’re getting a great shot, a fair shot at getting a good sustainable job. It’s tough to do in this economy when 18-20 million are seeking employment and can’t find it because of the economic condition we’re in. Whatever we can do to help those troops. It is our military who have paid the price to allow us to be free. How dare their sacrifice and their efforts be in vain. Part of that is sustainable good employment and future for their families.
by Isabel Matos
Curt Clawson has hired a record 25 consultants for his campaign. It’s a lie that he’s an outsider. He’s not a principled Conservative either, something those supporting him claim he is. Just recently Breitbart News contributor Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank wrote a hit piece on Sarah, criticizing her for choosing the wrong Conservative in the race: Sarah Palin Jumps the Gun May Not Have Fully Vetted Recent Endorsee. That is ironic coming from a RINO-infested tank who shilled for Marco Rubio when he was lying about being against amnesty early on. Where was his research and vetting then? Shark Tank helped Rubio lie to us from the start. Even more ironic is the fact that Manjarres can conduct background checks on anyone he wants but did not bother to vet Clawson or expose his ties with known pedophile, Glen Borst-that we know of, has he?
PALIN ON SCANDAL-RIDDEN FL-19: LIZBETH BENACQUISTO WILL ‘OUST STATUS QUO’
Appearing at a cookout for her campaign last week, Palin said Benacquisto was the best politician to “oust the status quo” while calling her a “Mama Grizzly who will stand up to protect the next generation.” Palin warned against politicians who will not do enough to prevent the country from being “fundamentally transformed and not restored.”
The Republican primary is April 22 and will include Benacquisto, Curt Clawson, Paige Kreegel and Michael Dreikorn. The winner of that race will face Democrat April Freeman and Libertarian Ray Netherwood on June 24 in the general election.
“On the national stage, there is no greater voice for principled conservatism and the spirit of the Founders than Governor Sarah Palin,” Benacquisto told Breitbart News. “To have the support of Sarah, someone so dedicated to getting this nation back on the path to prosperity, is a tremendous honor.”
She added that she was proud to “have the recognition of Sarah and grateful that patriots in this congressional district know they have a conservative they can trust.”
When she endorsed Benacquisto, Palin, first and foremost, called her the only conservative in the race and also said that her candidacy comes with an added bonus: it helps Republicans blunt the phony “war on women” rhetoric Democrats like to gin up around election time.
Palin also said that “Lizbeth is running against a wealthy self-funded candidate with lots of splashy campaign ads claiming to be a conservative.”
“Since when do conservatives stand for crony capitalism and government bailouts? Please do your homework, voters,” she added. “Look beyond the fancy anonymous campaign ads. Look at a candidate’s record, not just their rhetoric. Lizbeth is a genuine conservative with a track record to prove it.”
As Breitbart News reported, “Palin seemed to be referring to a recent report in the Naples Daily News about candidate Curt Clawson, who has tried to frame himself as a conservative despite having a record that suggests otherwise:”
He made a campaign contribution to liberal Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in 2009 after she wrote a provision into Obamacare that would allow the federal government to pick up health benefits of former employees of a company that Clawson owned. Furthermore, his company hired lobbyists and paid them nearly a million dollars while Obamacare was being fleshed out for “issues pertaining to manufacturing and filing for bankruptcy.”
In addition, Clawson has been under fire for having ties to a convicted pedophile and not being forthright about his relationship with him when it was first revealed. And days after Louisiana freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) was caught on a surveillance video making out with is female aide who was not his wife, three of Clawson’s opponents held a press conference to demand transparency from Clawson about his ties to the pedophile.
That is the type of scandal voters in this district have indicated they no longer want and are tired of, and it could impact how they vote in the April 22 primary.
Kevin Scholla and Tony Lee’s article restores my faith in Breitbart. So far, they are mostly in our corner with a diversity of writers, but these things need to be brought up from time to time. We need to keep an eye on them, too.
UPDATE: The so-called Conservative crashed the press-conference. Shark Tank is shameless!