Dear Campaign Team –
Sadly, our opponent continues to exaggerate endorsements!
#1 – NRA Endorsement: I’m a Lifetime Member of the NRA and a strong proponent of protecting our second amendment rights. Therefore, I was deeply disappointed by our opponent’s misrepresentation of this fine organization and falsely claiming the NRA was endorsing her over me. The title on the very front page of the South Bend Tribune today, “NRA Scolds Walorski Over Press Release.” Source: South Bend Tribune, May 1, 2010 http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100430/News01/100439934/1129/News
#2 – 4 Group Endorsements: Last week our opponent had a press conference with 4 individuals and then issued a press release stating that 4 groups had endorsed her. Unfortunately, that was a misrepresentation of the facts. The truth was that the 4 individuals (not even the top leader of each of these groups) stated their public support for her. Following is from the Elkhart Truth reporter who attended the event and then our opponent’s press release:
Elkhart Truth, April 23, 2010 by Josh Weinhold:
“…The members of many of the tea party movement groups voted to not endorse candidates this year, leaders said. Thus, the endorsements do not represent the groups’ official approval…”
The title and first paragraph of our opponent’s official Facebook Press Release. Exaggerating and explicitly stating endorsements from the groups:
Stand with Jackie: Local Tea Party, Taxpayer Groups Endorse Walorski
Local Tea Party, Taxpayer Groups Endorse Walorski
Friday, April 23, 2010 at 12:45pm
(Elkhart, IN) – Leaders from local Tea Party and taxpayer groups today announced their endorsement for Republican 2nd Congressional District Candidate Jackie Walorski. Groups making official endorsements of Jackie’s candidacy were Citizen’s for Common Sense, the St. Joe County Tea Party Patriots, Concerned Citizens of Michiana, and the Tea Party of Michiana Action Coalition.
#3 – On the lighter side: Our opponent did get the endorsement of Mike Pence. But as I talked with Mike face-to-face last week, he sheepishly revealed that he had promised Jackie months before I got into the race that he would support her when she ran. He felt it was important that he keep his promise to her. He said, however, he has followed our race closely and is extremely impressed with our campaign. Mike then went on to say that if we win in November that he looks forward to working with me in the U.S. Congress beginning in January!
Lastly, reminding you again of the absolute importance of voting in this upcoming Tuesday, May 4th Republican Primary along with urging your family members and friends to get out and vote for Jack Jordan (to ultimately replace Joe Donnelly in the U.S. Congress). Voter turn-out will win this race for us!
With sincere appreciation for all your help and support,
Approved by Jack Jordan and
Paid for by the Jack Jordan for Congress Committee