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Jackie walorski campaign update april 20

Press Release
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2010

Jackie Walorski

Walorski Reaches ‘Contender’ Status with NRCC’s Young Guns Program

(Washington DC) – Today, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced that 2nd District Congressional Candidate Jackie Walorski had reached ‘Contender’ status as part of the Young Guns recruitment program. The program was founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI). Young Guns is a member-driven organization that has become an official NRCC program dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide.

“Jackie has already proven that she will be a formidable candidate by meeting the Young Guns program’s rigorous goals and is well on her way to building a winning campaign that will put this seat in the Republican column,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX).

“Jackie is part of a strong and growing pool of candidates who are frustrated with the Democrat majority’s big-government ways and aren’t willing to stand by any longer,” said Sessions. “Her campaign has put Congressional Democrats on notice that Americans are ready to turn the page on the failed experiment known as the Obama-Pelosi agenda.”

While already achieving certain benchmarks to place them on the road to victory, ‘Contender’ candidates now face a new set of rigorous benchmarks that will continue to help them build competitive, effective and winning campaigns.

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For more information, visit us online at www.StandWithJackie.com

Jack jordan campaign update – april 20, 2010

Jack Jordan

Campaigning for the opportunity to represent you as your 2nd District U.S. Congressman is an absolute privilege. One thing they didn’t warn me about was how humbling it is to have so many people sacrifice so much of their time and energy to help out.  You have busy lives with so many job, family, and other obligations yet, your willingness to take time out of your busy schedules to help out – I just can’t thank you enough.   Thank you.

The great news is that our research now tells us that all the hard work is paying off.  We have turned this into a competitive race!   More and more people are agreeing that “Enough is Enough!” with politicians and politics as usual.   An increasing number of voters are excited about truly shaking things up in Washington D.C. by replacing Joe Donnelly with someone who is not a politician but has significant real world experience.   If we finish strong, we can absolutely win this race!

With 2 weeks left, we especially need your help in one specific area:  The distribution of yard signs on higher traffic roads around the district.   As many of you know, we have had significant production issues with our yard signs, but it looks like we will have enough for the final surge.   We have the Bremen town area covered and we now need your help in getting signs put up in higher traffic areas around the district.  Contact Sheila if this is something you can help out with over the next 2 weeks.  (info@jackjordanforcongress.com or 1-877-212-2501)

Just a brief overview of recent activities:

–          Numerous and extensive radio interviews on:  WSBT (South Bend), WFRN (Elkhart), WROI (Rochester), WIOU (Kokomo), WEFM (Michigan City), WTCA (Plymouth), WLOI (LaPorte), WKVI (Knox), WSAL (Kokomo), WIMS (Michigan City).

–          Opportunities at “Meet the Candidate” events sponsored by:  St. Joe County Republican Women, Cass County Young Republicans, South Bend Republican Club, Kokomo Tea Party, Citizens for Common Sense (South Bend), Pulaski County Republican Club, White County Tea Party, St. Joseph County Farm Bureau, Elkhart 912 Event, IUSB Candidate Forum, Michiana 912 meeting, etc…

–          Hope and I introducing our campaign and shaking thousands of hands at Lincoln Day Dinners:  Fulton County, Elkhart County, Kokomo, LaPorte County, Marshall County, Carroll County, and Starke Count with several more to go!

–          Numerous other event along with newspaper coverage around the district.

–          TV and radio advertisements which cover the district and is focused on our targeted Republican Primary voters.  (For those of you with computers that can play them, I have attached the most recent TV and radio ads)

–          Post card mailings to targeted Primary voters.

–          “Listening Tours” around the district.

I appreciate your help as we drive forward to a Primary victory on May 4!  A special thanks to Sheila Stuckman for all the amazing work she has done and continues to do for our campaign.

With sincere gratitude,

Jack Jordan.

Donnelly votes in favor of ‘deem and pass’ process for health care bill

From the Jackie Walorski campaign:

$940 Billion Bill Now Set to Pass Without Vote

(Mishawaka, IN) – Despite polls that show 3 out of 4 Americans oppose the current $940 billion health care bill, Rep. Joe Donnelly today voted in favor of allowing a weekend vote on the legislation through a constitutionally questionable process known as ‘deem-and-pass.’  Donnelly’s vote clears the path for Nancy Pelosi and the House leadership to pass the health care bill without an up-or-down vote.

“This is a sad day for the Constitution,” said 2nd Congressional District Candidate Jackie Walorski. “Rep. Donnelly had an opportunity to stand up for Hoosiers, to stand up for the Constitution and to be accountable for his vote on what could be the most significant legislation in a generation. Instead, he has decided to stand with Nancy Pelosi, ignore the Constitution and ignore the will of the people.”

“This bill will affect every man, woman and child in America,” said Walorski. “We deserve to know where our elected officials stand on this issue and we deserve the ability to hold them accountable.”

Again, more of a news article been a campaign update but I’ve come to expect that at this point. Whoever is writing this stuff should really consider focusing on more campaign update and less newspaper article.

It would’ve been nice if after she said we deserve to know where our official stand on this issue, if she would’ve said where she stands on the issue,  rather than just saying she opposes it.  This is the kind of thing that annoys me about politicians in general.  There never afraid to speak out against something, but when you try to get their view on the subject it tends to get a little shady.
If I were running for office, I would probably say something like:

‘I oppose this bill because with such a sweeping overhaul of the system that is already working, all be it not perfectly, if you radically change the system this radically the cost will be enormous, and tempers will rise on both sides of the issue.  We do need to improve the regulation on the insurance companies, but taking such drastic measures will only destroy the system. I would propose legislation that would include tort reform, legislation against the nine people coverage for preexisting conditions, and I would also support legislation to allow people to shop for insurance across state lines.  These few changes would be a good first step to reforming Health Care.’
I think a response similar that would be more appropriate than just saying we need to stop this legislation and ending it there.  Maybe that’s why I’m not a politician.

Randy.

Walorski blasts pelosi’s proposed tactic

This is an update from the Jackie Walorski campaign. 3-16-10

House Speaker Threatens to Pass Health Care Bill Without Vote

(Mishawaka, IN) – Following months of declining public opinion polls and wavering support within their own Party, House Democrat leaders on Monday suggested that passage of the proposed health care bill could be achieved without members actually having to vote on the increasingly unpopular legislation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she preferred use of the procedure known as a “self-executing rule” because it would protect vulnerable House Democrats from casting a vote on a bill that polls show Americans oppose by a margin of 3 to 1.

Republican 2nd Congressional District Candidate Jackie Walorski denounced Pelosi’s proposal and called on Rep. Joe Donnelly to condemn the usage of underhanded tactics to pass such a significant bill.

“Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat House Leadership have hit a new low,” said Walorski. “In November we saw Rep. Donnelly vote in favor of a trillion dollar health care bill that is opposed by 3 out of 4 Americans. We’ve seen legislators being bought and sold. We’ve seen declining approval numbers and vulnerable Democrats jumping ship. And now we’re seeing Speaker Pelosi planning to pass what could be the most significant and far-reaching piece of legislation in a generation without a vote.”

“People in Northern Indiana deserve better than that,” said Walorski. “We deserve a clean up-or-down vote on this bill and I ask Rep. Donnelly to step forward and denounce these underhanded tactics.”

Health care or welfare?

You know, I look at the current state of our government system and I have to wonder what ever happened to our representatives actually representing the people?  It seems logical to me that the way the system is set up the bill should come before Congress it should be debated for a short period and then voted yes or no, and be done.  Instead, what we have going through Congress now, is something that the vast majority of the people of America have rejected, instead of being voted on they keep changing it and changing it, until nobody can understand it, and now they’re trying to force it to be passed.

A couple years back, I watched the same thing happen in our state government.  Indiana did not observe daylight saving time and a majority of the residents of the state did not want to observe daylight savings time.  Yet our governor felt it was necessary to force the issue and push it through Congress in the state.  Now its something that the people of Indiana are stuck with.

Is this really the way government is supposed to work in this country?  Is our government really supposed to take an unpopular bill and force the American people to deal with it?  I really think our founding fathers did not have this in mind when they wrote the constitution.  For that Matter, when was the last time any of our congressmen actually look at the constitution?  It just seems to me that our current politicians need to go.  I really think that the incumbents in Congress need to be eliminated.  I really think that politicians are not the correct people to lead this country.  It seems to me that the people doing business in this country, the regular people living in this country, and not career politicians, are the ones that should be running it.  I can’t for the life of me understand why our congressmen think that  a bill that’s over 2000 pages long that nobody really understands what’s in it is a good thing for the country.  Obviously we need a big change in Washington and it needs to happen now.
Most of the experts opinions that I have read over the last few months  agree that small businesses are going to either go out of business, or stop having ‘full time’ employees, so they will not have to offer health insurance, since they will be unable to afford to. Then it’s going to be up to the individual to decide, can I afford insurance or should I just take the fine and deal with it.  I can’t for the life of me see how all this is going to be cost effective, except of course that more money will be headed to Washington.

Both the candidates for the republican seat in the second district have expressed to me that this bill these to be taken down and we need to start over with a bill that makes sense.  The republicans over the past year have offered many alternatives to this bill mind you in in a lot smaller form, but it seems that the American people are only being given two choices: Pass this monstrosity, or leave things as a as.  I truly believe that our leadership needs to be more in touch with its constituents, and a little less concerned with controlling everything that the American people are doing.  This year could be a very wild ride, and good or bad, change needs to come and needs to come now.  I don’t feel that we can wait until November to send a message to our congressmen.  I am no one to call on a march on Washington or anything like that, but I believe things like this need to happen this week.  We need to make sure that our representatives understand that this is not what the American people want!  We need to make our representatives understand that they are there as a representative for us, the American people, and not for their own special interests.  They are not there just to represent big business.  They’re not there just to represent the unions.  Every congressman  that is in office now needs to take a step back and think about who they are there to represent.  It’s apparent to me that a community organizer is not the correct choice as the leader of this country.

I also have to wonder why it is that our alleged leader spends more time  flying around the world and giving speeches that even reading bills he has in Congress.  Did we elect a president, or did we elect a spokesperson for the progressive democratic party?  If our president stays on the path he seems to have chosen, he’s not going to be a one term president, he will be 1/2 term president.  With all the unpopular legislation he is pushing through Congress right now, it’s obvious to me he is not interested in promoting the general welfare, which in the words of the constitution is one of his duties, but he is more interested in making sure that small businesses and individuals do not have a chance to succeed.  I’m sure if he manages to pass the health care bill, cap & trade will be following shortly.  The combination of these two bills will make it nearly impossible for small businesses in this country to succeed.  And I’m sure it will not stop there.

Our representatives in Washington really need to understand that this is the information age.  There are a lot more people today that follow what they are doing in Washington, and there a lot more people that understand that most of this is wrong.  I really feel that any of the state’s that have poor performing representatives in office and also have legislation in place that they can do recall elections need to push forward with this now.  I also believe that we need more real people running for office not politicians.  I believe that term limits at this point are a must!

I don’t know what I can do to affect the outcome of this current mess going through Congress, but I do hope that a vast majority of the people who are opposed to the unpopular legislation up before us, start calling their senators and representatives now and let them know that we cannot have this.  This administration is already spent too much of our money on supporting bigger government, which is unsustainable.  I think at this point if we hope to have any voice and all it has to be in the form of phone calls.  The democrats in Congress are pushing for a vote this week on the health care bill.  Mail will not have a chance to get there at this point, and make any real impact.  I really hope that we have a chance to make our representatives pay attention to us, and start over on a bill that makes sense.

Forgive the fuming, but I am rather disappointed  in the Government at this point.

Randy.