TEA Party Wins Big In Texas!!!!!!!
TEA Party candidates in Texas rock the establishment! Ted Cruz wins over establishment backed David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison. Dr. Donna Campbell wins the nomination over 7 term incumbent Texas State Senator Jeff Wentworth by a 2 to 1 margin. Jessica Puente Bradshaw wins over Adela Garza and the list goes on.
Moderate Texas House Speaker, Joe Straus, lost two more allies with Sid Miller and Chuck Hopson losing to J.D. Sheffield and Travis Clardy. Unfortunately, TEA Party backed Jim Landtroop lost his re-election bid to Ken King. Empower Texans’ Michael Quinn Sullivan said of the race, “The night produced only one somber note: State Rep. Jim Landtroop lost to Ken King. Just like conservative State Rep. Wayne Christian’s loss in May, the Straus team beat Mr. Landtroop only by giving him an 80% new district, out-spending him, and lying about his record. (That’s apparently the only way the Straus team can beat conservatives.)”
Additional significant wins in yesterday’s runoff elections were Greg Bonnen over Ryan Sitton, Jeff Leach over Jon Cole, Drew Springer over Trent McKnight, and Stephanie Klick over Den Sapp.
The biggest winners of yesterday were Ted Cruz, Donna Campbell, and grassroots conservatives in Texas and across the country.
Jack Hoogendyk for US Congress - Michigan
Coming off huge wins in Texas, we turn our attention to Michigan. Jack Hoogendyk is looking to unseat incumbent Congressman Fred Upton and we want to help. Upton was one of the few Republicans to support the Brady bill and Upton also was a co-sponsor of the 2007 energy bill making light bulbs illegal. Hoogendyk, on the other hand, is a Constitutional conservative and advocate for smaller government and personal liberty.
The Citizens for Traditional Values PAC has endorsed Hoogendyk saying, “We commend Jack for his ongoing public service both locally and statewide. He has consistently demonstrated personal integrity. And Jack’s tenacity for the preservation of life, the defense of our individual freedoms and the importance of faith and family to society is refreshing. We need more leaders like Jack who understand the vital need for financial and government restraint to serve in Congress! He will make an excellent voice for our values in Washington DC.”
Hoogendyk also has widespread conservative support from groups like the Madison Project, RedState, iCaucus, Gun Owners of America, and TEAParty911.com’s founder, Michael Kinzie, has also endorsed Hoogendyk in his bid to replace Upton.
We would love to see Jack add his name to the list of grassroots victories over the establishment that have been racking up across the country in states like Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, but we need your help. With the election date of August 7th almost upon us, we need grassroots volunteers to help with phone banking for Jack. Details below…
Support Jack Hoogendyk and Chick-Fil-A at the Same Time!
Excerpt from a Jack Hoogendyk Campaign Email
We've got the phone lines set up; the script is in place and the voters have been identified. Contact us, we'll get you started, and best of all you can do this from home (or wherever you happen to be with your computer, cell phone, and internet connection).
Still want more? What if you could earn a gift card to Chick-Fil-A?
We've been watching current events just like many of you, and we were outraged at the intentions of both Boston and Chicago to ban Chick-Fil-A for their Christian beliefs and opposition to gay marriage. So we're joining Mike Huckabee in promoting Chick-Fil-A by offering $25 Chick-Fil-A gift cards to anyone who will make 100 calls for us. Now are you interested?
If you make 100 calls for Jack, through our system by August 1, you can join us in observing Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, an event set up by Mike Huckabee. We'll be at the Chick-Fil-A in South Bend - meet us there to get your $25 gift card!
What are you waiting for? There isn't much time left! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail --
for Collecting Rainwater on His Property
A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.
Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff.
“The government is bullying,” Harrington told CNSNews.com in an interview Thursday.
“They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies. So, we as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail,” he said.
The court has given Harrington two weeks to report to the Jackson County Jail to begin serving his sentence.
Political Gravity Signs Agreement with the Alabama Republican Party for Gravity™ Campaign Technology
Frisco, TX, July 30, 2012: Political Gravity Inc., a Frisco, Texas based political technology company, has signed an agreement with the Alabama Republican Party to provide them with leading edge campaign technology called Gravity™, Executive Vice President Matt Armstrong announced today. The technology will be deployed in key counties and campaigns across the state of Alabama to help Republican candidates gain an edge over their Democrat opponents.
Political Gravity, Inc. has developed sophisticated campaign software designed to assist conservative political candidates and grassroots groups in voter database management, micro-targeting, organizing and communicating with potential voters, and driving GOTV (Get Out The Vote) efforts. Armstrong added "We have been fortunate to work with tremendous groups like American Majority Action, FreedomWorks for America, the Wisconsin Recall Action Fund, and ActRight Engagement, just to name a few, which has allowed Gravity™ to be the campaign technology of choice for the most Conservative candidates and groups in the country this election cycle, and the Alabama Republican Party adds to our list of awesome partners. Campaigns today must be able to harness the power of technology to run better campaigns, and we feel Gravity™ is just the tool to help conservative candidates and groups do that."
TJ Maloney, Executive Director of the Alabama Republican Party, said "The Alabama Republican Party is committed to helping our Republican candidates run effective and efficient campaigns, and the Gravity™ software is going to help us accomplish that. Technology is a vital part of running modern campaigns, and we insist that our candidates have every advantage possible to defeat their Democrat opponents. This technology is simply amazing:"
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