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Allen West debates Rep. Klein

Gateway Pundit notes that Allen West debated Rep. Ron Klein last night and when Klein tried to blame President Bush for the economic crisis, the crowd booed.

Excellent!

Here is a youtube of the event.  The booing starts about 4:35.

You can donate to Allen West’s campaign here.

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Another reason to be glad Jason Chaffetz won the GOP primary

Voters in Utah’s 3rd congressional district finally get to see what Rep. Chris Cannon’s beliefs really are.  He was the only member of Utah’s congressional delegation to vote for the Wall Street bailout twice.

If you help Jason Chaffetz by donating to or volunteering for his campaign, you can ensure that Utah’s 3rd district gets a Congressman who stands up for fiscal responsibility.

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Allen West stands up against the bailout

The Wall Street bailout passed the House of Representatives earlier today, leaving many conservatives unhappy.  I think it’s safe to say we can count Allen West among their ranks:

Republican Allen West, who’s challenging Klein, says he’s opposed to the bailout because “we should not just be giving money to the same people that got us into this.” West favors capital gains tax cuts and other incentives to stimulate the flow of capital.

This mess on Wall Street will never be fixed until the underlying issues (such as the Community Reinvestment Act) are addressed and Franklin Raines, Jim Johnson, Jamie Gorelick are behind bars for their Enron-style accounting practices while heads of Fannie Mae.

You can donate to Allen West’s campaign here.

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BAILOUT FAILS!

Head here to see Michelle Malkin’s write-up of the roll call vote for the Wall Street Bailout plan.

I admire all the Representatives (yes, even the Democratic ones) who voted against this bill.  We can all be proud of the Republicans who stuck to the principles of fiscal conservatives who stood up for the free market, when many in the conservative commentariat (I’m looking at you, National Review Online), didn’t.

Hopefully, all the Republican challengers this cycle will look for their opponents on this list and follow John Gard’s lead.

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John Gard fights the bailout

According to RedState, John Gard is the first Congressional candidate to use the Wall Street bailout in an ad against an incumbent.

I agree with him.  This bailout is horrendous.

You can donate to John Gard’s campaign here.

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Jeff Beatty statement on the FBI probe of Wall Street firms

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.”

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Kanjorski and Wall Street

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.

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