There was a lot happening in Texas’ 22nd District this weekend, starting with this press release from the Olson campaign. It seems that the Houston-area CBS affiliate KHOU has rejected an add from the DCCC promoting Rep. Nick Lampson:
[Friday] KHOU Channel 11 pulled a misleading television ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that falsely smeared Republican Congressional Candidate in Texas’ 22nd congressional district, Pete Olson. KHOU decided to pull the ad after it was presented with a letter, affidavit by Pete Olson and evidence proving that the DCCC knowingly ignored evidence disproving the false claims.
“Voters are tired of these tactics by long-time politicians and their operatives,” Olson said. “It’s time for a change in Washington – the kind that will bring character, leadership and Conservative values back to our Capitol, and return government to the side of the people instead of the side of the party. The voters of the 22nd district deserve better than this.”
Yes, they do. And speaking of ads, the NRCC has released a new one highlighting Rep. Lampson’s misplaced priorities.
Something tells me that TV stations won’t be forced to pull that ad. But, if polls are correct, the people of Texas’ 22nd District wont have to worry about Nick’s tricks for much longer. From the Houston Chronicle:
U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, trailed Republican challenger Pete Olson by 17 percentage points early last week, according to the survey by Zogby International. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Things are looking up! Perhaps voters are starting to realize that Blue Dog Democrats talk centrist, but don’t act it.
You can donate to Pete Olson’s campaign here.
Fresh from my inbox:
“There isn’t a player in this whole debacle that John Kerry isn’t in bed with: He took $111,000 in campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs and lobbyists, then lobbied aggressively on their behalf to prevent the tighter government controls that would have prevented this crisis. He holds $2 million in AIG stock, and lobbied on its behalf to ensure that $150 million federal Big Dig money kept flowing AIG’s way. And one of his top presidential campaign advisors was his close personal friend Jim Johnson – the former Fannie Mae CEO who walked away with millions as the mortgage industry descended into chaos.You can donate to Jeff Beatty’s campaign here.
John Kerry needs to clean his hands of this money and show he is accountable to the voters for the role he has played in this economic crisis. I demand he give the campaign contributions and stock from these companies under investigation to a fund to help home owners in mortgage trouble. Taxpayers must be the only beneficiaries of the bailout, not a billionaire like Kerry and the bad friends he’s made through 24 years in the senate. The people of Massachusetts have every right to replace him with a senator who will serve their interests, not the special interests.”
You can donate to Jeff Beattys campaign here.
The Lou Barletta campaign has released a statement on the recent Wall Street meltdown:
Kanjorski’s Republican opponent, however, says lack of oversight by congressional committees, including the subcommittee the Democrat congressman chairs, is part of the problem. On top of that comes what Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta calls “personal greed”
“Kanjorski is tasked with the congressional oversight of the mortgage, banking and insurance industries. But Kanjorski has taken more than $2.7 million in campaign contributions from the subprime mortgage, banking and insurance industries and Realtors – all areas he is supposed to regulate – since 1989. (www.opensecrets.org)”, claimed Barletta, in a news release.
A Democrat politician with disturbing ties to the sub-prime mortgage industry? Why, that sounds familiar.
You can donate to Lou Barletta’s campaign here.
I think U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Beatty is as happy about the pick of Sarah Palin as I was:
“America now understands why John McCain picked Sarah Palin to help him bring true reform to Washington. The country will soon discover what we already know: McCain/Palin will win New Hampshire, is closing in Massachusetts and I will win this Senate seat. “Voters in these states realize the dire consequences of the failed leadership of John Kerry and Barack Obama and the are hungry to seize this opportunity for reform in Washington with a McCain/Beatty victory. I look forward to joining President McCain and Vice President Palin this January to make this change work for people right here in the Commonwealth.”
You can donate to Jeff Beatty’s campaign here.
I just received a press release from the Wayne Parker campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LAURA CHAMBERS
AUGUST 5, 2008
WAYNE PARKER TO SIGN ‘NO TO PELOSI’ PLEDGE
Huntsville, AL – Republican Congressional Candidate (AL-05), Wayne Parker will conduct a press conference on Wednesday August 6, 2008. Parker will discuss his signing of The Pledge to Protect North Alabama, a pledge not to support Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, if elected. He will discuss the threat Mrs. Pelosi and her liberal agenda pose to North Alabama jobs and values. Wayne Parker will be sending opponent Parker Griffith a copy of the pledge, inviting him to join in signing.
WHO: Republican Congressional Candidate (AL-05), Wayne Parker
WHAT: Press Conference
WHERE: Wayne Parker for Congress Headquarters, 4851 Whitesburg Drive, Suite A-2, Huntsville, AL 35802
WHEN: Wednesday August 6, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
WHY: Sign pledge standing for North Alabama jobs and values, against
Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
For more information, please contact Laura Chambers at (256) 679-8568 or email@example.com.
Paid for and Authorized by Wayne Parker for Congress
You can donate to Wayne Parker’s campaign here.
Lt. Col. Allen West, who is seeking to unseat Rep. Ron Klein in Florida’s 22nd District, released the following statement today regarding the Human Events story on Rep. Klein and the Zionist Organization of America:
We believe that Mort Klein was put in an untenable position by Ron Klein or his supporters. Alan Bergstein was given the choice of resigning from either the ZOA or from his volunteer support for Allen West. We are not aware of any Ron Klein supporters who received a similar phone call.
Mr. Bergstein resigned under protest from the ZOA. To our knowledge, no mention was made of tax status concerns but even if the question had been raised, the remedy was an over-reaction.
Mr. Bergstein honored the group’s rules when he set up the candidate forum that started this ball rolling. Allen West appreciated the hospitality extended to him by the local ZOA and also honored their rules in his comments to them.
This argument is not–and should not be–between Allen West and the ZOA. It is more properly directed at Ron Klein, without whose inappropriate pressure this would not have occurred.
You can donate to Lt. Col. Allen West here.
Here it is:
July 29, 2008
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.