Primaries are now over, and Jackie Walorski now has to concentrate on defeating Joe Donnelly in November. This could be an easy task this year, as long as the citizens remember the Health care vote, and How we were let down by the man who was elected to represent us. Still, Donnelly is a popular representative, and I am sure it won’t just be a walk in the park. I will try and outline the race as much as possible in the near future, so everyone can examine both candidates and make an informed decision.
It bothers me that there are still so many out there that just vote for the the party, or don’t take the time to look at all the options and make an informed decision. Let’s be sure this year, that we elect a candidate that properly represents the majority of their constituents. Be informed.
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, teaches in the school of business and economics at Indiana University South Bend. He has a background in business, health care and international economics. He’s also a member of the Bremen school board.
Jordan will work to build effective coalitions. In that sense, he’s reminiscent of U.S. Rep. Mark Souder, R-3rd.
While he and Walorski hold similar views on the economy and health care, Jordan is intelligent and thoughtful. A flame burns inside him. He understands the urgency of the moment, but unlike Walorski, he doesn’t allow his emotions to overtake him.
That makes Jordan a potential power broker in Washington — a power broker on behalf of the people who live and work in the 2nd District.
So, for that reason, we endorse Jack Jordan in Tuesday’s Republican primary.
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
The Bremen Band fish fry was yesterday, and I was rather suprized when I went to pickup my order, to see that Joe Donnelly was a couple people behind me in line.I can only assume that this is because he realizes that with the current state of the republican campaigns, that he needs to be out and about.
I believe that Joe is in for a tough time this year. He had done a very good job as representative, and I really had no problems with him until the health care bill. I think he must realize that could be his undoing.
I will do my best to start posting about his campaign after the primaries. I do thing whichever of the top two candidates that are running against him this year wins the primary, will probably win the seat, but only time will tell.
I find it interesting to the Republican Party would go to such great lengths to stifle competition. But then, they are politicians after all. It just goes to show that career politicians tend to be far too heavy handed, and scared of competition. Let’s hope that they eventually come to their senses and don’t go to0 negative on this.