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Ragnar Danneskjold endorses Sean Parnell

A co-blogger at one of my favorite blogs, The Jawa Report, has endorsed Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell in his primary fight against Rep. Don Young (links in the original):

Don Young is one of the worst congressmen in the U.S. House. His massive appetite for earmarks and pork projects, including the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” is legendary. He is one of only 13 Republicans to vote in favor of ending secret ballots in union elections. He has spent, to date, $1.2 million responding to ongoing federal corruption investigations related to his VECO and Coconut Road dealings.


Luckily for conservatives (and Republicans), Don Young is being challenged in the primary by Sean Parnell, a young reformer who has been endorsed by National Review, the Club for Growth and Alaska Right-to-Life, among many others.

The choice here, between a pork-o-rama 35-year incumbent under federal investigation and a young conservative reformer, should be pretty easy for anyone who understands that the GOP has serious problems and needs to change its big spending ways and get back to true conservative principles.

This election cycle presents an opportunity for Alaska Republicans to rid themselves of one of their most corrupt politicians. I join Ragnar Danneskjold at the Jawa Report in hoping Alaskans choose ethical governance over incumbency on August 26.

You can donate to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell’s campaign here.


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Alaska state legislators back Sean Parnell

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell has picked up four endorsements from the Alaskan interior, which includes Fairbanks, Alaska:

Republican Sens. Gene Therriault and Gary Wilken and Reps. John Coghill and Mike Kelly announced their support for Parnell in a press release put out by the Parnell campaign.


“I want a fairly conservative Republican in there,” Coghill said.

“Don has such bad ratings in my area. I don’t think he’s been paying attention to the people of Alaska,” Coghill said.

Coghill said he agrees with Young on the major issues, such as allowing energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but disagrees with him on labor issues and other local challenges.

I’ll be the first to say that Rep. Don Young has many votes in his legislative history that would please conservatives.  But when he’s wrong, man is he ever wrong.  His ethical lapses and addiction to pork projects are one of the biggest reasons conservatives across the nation feel disenchanted with the GOP.  Hopefully Sean Parnell can bring honor back to Alaska’s At-Large House seat.

You can donate to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell’s campaign here.  Alaska’s House primary is August 26, 2008.

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Jason Chaffetz has joined the blogosphere

His campaign blog is here. His most recent post covers his trip to Alaska, where he made sure to get a picture with one of my favorite GOP politicians.


Appearing with Gov. Palin helps strengthen Jason Chaffetz’ image as a reform candidate.  Make sure to head over to the link to read what Jason Chaffetz has been up to since defeating Rep. Chris Cannon in the GOP primary.

You can donate to Jason Chaffetz’ campaign here.

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Sean Parnell in the Wall Street Journal

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell’s primary fight against Rep. Don Young gets a (positive) mention in John Fund’s article on corruption in Alaska politics.

You can donate to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell here.

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A reminder that we need solid conservatives in the House

The House GOP has finally gotten their act together and have taken over the House floor in defiance of Nancy Pelosi.

This is the kind of fighting spirit that America wants in her elected officials right now. Help us elect more House members who are unafraid to defy Speaker Pelosi and stand up for the American people’s needs.

There are plenty of great candidates in the blogroll. Visit their sites and if you are able to volunteer or donate, please do so!

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Alaska takes center stage

The New York Times has a great article up (I know, I’m shocked, too) on the new generation of ethical Republicans in Alaska.  It includes a mention of Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, who is seeking to unseat Rep. Don Young in the August 26 GOP House primary.

You can donate to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell’s campaign here.

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Sean Parnell’s Statement on Sen. Stevens’ Indictment

Here it is:

July 29, 2008
Anchorage, Alaska

Lieutenant Governor and candidate for Congress Sean Parnell issued a statement on today’s indictment of longtime U.S. Senator for Alaska Ted Stevens saying:
“Senator Stevens is a giant in our state’s history and this is a sad day for Alaska. On a personal level, our hearts go out to Senator Stevens and his family. My wife, Sandy, and I have known them for many years. Senator Stevens deserves the chance to defend himself fully against these charges. At the same time, the rule of law and the necessity of open and honest government must be our highest aspiration. Alaskans deserve the highest ethical standards from our elected officials.”

You can help Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell bring a new ethical standard to Alaska’s Congressional delegation by donating to his campaign to represent Alaska’s At-Large House District.

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