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Michiana geocaching

It’s been a while since I have been out geocaching, and I think it’s about time to dedicate some time each weekend to the hobby. I have a couple Caches pretty much ready, and this afternoon, we are going out to see if we can hide one or two of them

If you have never been geocaching, then I really suggest you learn more about it, and give it a try. There are several around Michiana, and I have enjoyed the activity for a long time. Nowadays you can do it from most smart phones, which makes it a a lot easier to do on a whim.   You can learn more at the geocaching web site.

Jack jordan’s campaign please send this to your marshall county friends

I recently received an e-mail from Linda (Mullen) Clevenger entitled “Let’s all rally around Jack”.  It was a nice description of the Jack that we all know and love.  As you may know  I have been working along with many others to educate  the voters of the 2nd District about Jack.  In four short months Jack has been working tirelessly to win over a very large district that until a few months ago had never heard his name. His hard work is bearing fruit.

Today the Elkhart Truth endorsed Jack over their hometown candidate. Jack is running strong in  Kokomo, La Porte, Fulton, Starke, White and Pulaski Counties, and I think he owns Cass County.  The people of Bremen and Marshall County can be proud of Jack, he has positioned himself to pull off the political upset of the year in Indiana. In order for this to happen Jack needs a huge turnout in Marshall County! In 2006 (the last non Presidential Congressional primary) of the 32,000 registered voters in Marshall County only 4900 voted. WE CAN DO BETTER!!!

Unlike a sporting event where fan turnout has little to do with the outcome of the game in elections TURNOUT IS THE GAME!!! Grab a friend or two drag them to the polls on Tuesday.  Make it an expectation, and we can make a difference.  Let’s put a” Made in Marshall County” stamp on the  112th U.S.Congress.

Please send this to your Marshall County contact list as soon as possible!
Thank You for your interest!  Todd Stuckman

Jack jordan’s response to recently passed health care bill

Jack Jordan

I am deeply disturbed by the passage of this nearly 3,000 page bill by the Democrats during the week of March 21st.  This is “health care malpractice” on several fronts!

1.  It  is  “representative malpractice”  for Joe Donnelly  to vote  for a bill which only 1 out of 3 Americans support.  (Fox News Sunday reported on March 21 that only 27% of Hoosiers supported this bill)

2.  It is “humanistic malpractice”  for  the  government  to  add  over 100  new federal bureaucracies which will ultimately come between doctors and their patients.  Additionally, beginning to ration care to our seniors by cutting Medicare by nearly $500B to fund this unwanted legislation is unacceptable!   Furthermore, we have no solid assurance that federal money won’t be used to fund abortions. Unacceptable!

3.  It  is  “fiscal malpractice” as every major entitlement program  implemented  in  the  U.S. or in Western Europe has always significantly exceeded the original cost estimates.   Look out for the onslaught of new taxes in the years and decades to come!

4.  It  is  “political malpractice” as  it was ultimately backroom deals and arm  twisting which got this specific unwanted bill passed.   I was and am truly embarrassed to see politicians at their worst with this type of behavior of working against the will of the American people!

If elected, I will do everything I can to repeal as much of this legislation as possible and work toward the healthcare reform which the American people want and deserve.

Jack Jordan
Republican Candidate – 2nd
District U.S. Congressional Seat

Jack & jackie take two

Last month, I entered a post concerning the 2nd district race.

To my surprise, it generated interest from both republican candidates, and I had the privlage of having a sit down discussion with both Jackie Walorski, and Jack Jordan.

Both interviews went well. and pointed out some real differences in the candidates. it’s been a month since the first article, and am reciving campaign updates from both Jack & Jackie, which I try and post up here as often as I get them. If you take a look at them, the differences are pretty clear.

Here is an excerpt from one of the updates from Jackie Walorski:

(Mishawaka, IN) – In the past two months, the campaign of 2nd Congressional District Candidate Jackie Walorski has made over 10,000 volunteer phone calls, met with hundreds of voters at dozens of events all across the district, and been recognized by the National Republican Congressional Committee as a campaign that is officially ‘On the Radar’ in terms of exceeding grassroots and fundraising benchmarks. Building upon that momentum, today Walorski announced the endorsement of the 2nd Congressional District Republican Party and several local Party leaders.

“We’ve been working extremely hard throughout this campaign to reach out to voters across the district, put out the message that we want to end the out-of-control spending in Washington, and invite people to be a part of our effort,” said Walorski. “We continue to be humbled by the response.”

Here is another one:

(Mishawaka, IN) –Moments after the cameras stopped rolling at yesterday’s Health Care Summit in Washington, Congressional Democrats were openly planning to move forward with the President’s health care proposal as early as next week, despite polls showing that Americans oppose the plan 3 to 1.

“Americans were hopeful yesterday’s summit would reset the health care debate and yield a bipartisan process going forward. What they got was a show,” said Walorski campaign spokesman Matt Kirby. “It’s pretty clear now that Congressional Democrats have been planning all along to push a health care takeover at all costs without bipartisan support and now without the support of the vast majority of Americans.”

While both of these updates contain pertinent information about the campaign, and what Jackie is doing, it appears to be written by a reporter/journalist who is a part of the campaign. Now I realize that Jackie is busy, and probably can’t sit down and write these out herself, I can read things like this in a news paper, and after a while, they all seem to sound alike.

Jack Jordan’s updates are much less frequent, but very different. Here is an example.

Jack Jordan Campaign Update – March 8, 2010

I am excited to update you on “our” campaign.  It has been a busy time, and only gets busier between now and Primary Election Day, May 4th.   But what a privilege to work on the opportunity to ultimately represent you.    I continue to be humbled by the very kind support so many people are willing to give.   Thank you!

I believe a citizen candidate has to possess 2 traits:  A strong core of uncompromising principles and a real commitment to listen to people so that their member of Congress will truly represent the people of their district.   Needless to say, I’ve tried to spend a lot of time over the past couple of weeks listening.

As you can see, Jack’s updates seem to be more from Jack, and do not appear to be from a reporter. While this doesn’t necessarily make either one of them the better choice, it does appear that Jack is a bit more involved in his own campaign. Again, Jackie is currently working in the state house, so she does have a lot on her plate, and I cannot fault her for that.

I went to both of the candidates web sites again today as well.  I first went to Jackie Walorski’s Site to see what was new there:

Jackie’s site has changed a little. the press releases are there, she has a daily briefing area, (opens a PDF file),  and that is pretty much it.

After I was done there, I also checked out Jack Jordan’s Site.

Jack’s page has changed quite a bit. They now have a media section that has  the various commercials running, a couple announcements from local TV stations,  and an  interview he did on WSBT Radio.I would encourage everyone to listen to the interview if nothing else.

The most important change in My view, is the section on Jack’s Stances. While they are very brief, he clearly states his position on many issues here that many will find important. I hope to see more of this type of campaign style.

The campaign is starting to ramp up for both candidates. Jackie does have the advantage, and many endorsements, but I do believe that Jack will appeal to a great many people, and can in no way be counted out at this point. Everyone needs to form their own opinion of course, and I encourage everyone to check both candidates out. It’s important for everyone to choose the candidate that they feel  will do the job effectively.


Jack jordan campaign update – march 8, 2010

I am excited to update you on “our” campaign.  It has been a busy time, and only gets busier between now and Primary Election Day, May 4th.   But what a privilege to work on the opportunity to ultimately represent you.    I continue to be humbled by the very kind support so many people are willing to give.   Thank you!

I believe a citizen candidate has to possess 2 traits:  A strong core of uncompromising principles and a real commitment to listen to people so that their member of Congress will truly represent the people of their district.   Needless to say, I’ve tried to spend a lot of time over the past couple of weeks listening.    Let me give you several examples of what I am hearing.

–          South Bend:  More of a focus on personal responsibility for one’s life rather than looking to the government to solve a person’s problems.  (Saying “no” to a rapidly growing federal government.)

–           LaPorte:  The fear that many of our seniors have about the future sustainability of Medicare and Social Security.  (The unfunded liability for Medicare alone now stands at $38 Trillion!)

–          Akron:  “Enough is Enough” with politicians…how they are too influenced by lobbyists and how they make lucrative careers out of their political lives.

–          Bremen:  Terrorists are not criminals but are enemy combatant. So  it is not about Miranda rights,  but getting as much information out of them as possible so we can stop the next attack.

–          Mishawaka:  The promises to veterans keep getting broken as there continues to be no veteran’s hospital nearby…so, off to Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis they go.   Unacceptable.

I could go on and on…but the bottom line I keep hearing is “Enough is Enough”!  Enough with politics as usual and enough of politicians who keep bombarding Hoosiers with their misguided policies.

We had the privilege of meeting with several Republican county chairs these past few weeks.  Talk about a thankless job!   They put in a significant amount of work behind the scenes and yet get very little recognition for all they do.   Their help and insight for our campaign was much appreciated.

On the campaign front, we continue to push ahead with an aggressive communication plan to get our message out.   And it will only get more aggressive between now and May 4th.   You can be assured, we are truly playing to win!

Lastly, as I was quoted in a South Bend Tribune article last week, I am extremely excited about being involved in a contested primary.   It truly does give voters a very clear and distinct choice between voting for politicians or a true citizen candidate.  As a citizen candidate date, I’ve been blessed with life opportunities which have provided me with extensive real world experience in business, healthcare, education, and humanitarian efforts.  Most politicians have spent their energies learning how to cut deals to get the agenda which will result in their re-election.   And to that we say, “Enough is Enough!”

With much appreciation,

Jack Jordan


Approved by Jack Jordan and Paid for by the Jack Jordan for Congress Committee

P.O. Box 44, Bremen, IN  46506

Walorski: new leadership needed on economy

Jackie Walorski

(Elkhart, IN) – 2nd Congressional District Candidate Jackie Walorski today marked the one year anniversary of the passage of the stimulus package by calling for new leadership in Washington to address the economy.

“Americans are frustrated. They feel duped,” said Walorski. “Joe Donnelly’s vote last year for the stimulus bill came with a price tag of $862 billion dollars or $11,000 for every family in America. We are now at a point where we can begin to ask ‘Was it worth it?’ For most businesses and families in Northern Indiana the answer is a resounding ‘no.’”

Democratic Senator Evan Bayh reinforced that sentiment Monday while announcing his retirement when he said that if he “could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months.” Unfortunately for families in the 2nd District he may be correct.

Walorski points to her work in the Indiana General Assembly as an example of the kind of economic leadership that is now needed at the federal level. “The people of the 2nd District have a very clear choice to make in terms of representation in Washington when it comes to stewardship of the economy,” said Walorski.

“In Indiana our idea of a stimulus plan has been to create an environment that welcomes businesses to our state, where government doesn’t stand in the way of job growth, and where taxes have been kept low. In Washington on the other hand, Joe Donnelly, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama’s stimulus plan has been to explode spending and leave an enormously burdensome debt with little tangible benefit for working families and  small businesses.”

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