I get emails in mass from candidates and I joke about it (I [and millions of others] got this email from…) often.
BUT this email came to me from Del. Bob Marshall. I saw the delegate last week and I promised to help him if he ran for Congress.
Here’s his email with disclaimer on it; if you decide to help, contact Bob directly:
From: Delegate Bob Marshall
I am seriously considering running for Congress in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, the seat Congressman Frank Wolf will soon vacate. I believe I have a record that has served Virginians well and can win in the April 26 Republican primary and November.Before I do, however, I want to see if I have enough grass-roots support to make a run.
I have spent the last 23 years in the Virginia General Assembly fighting for the people of Virginia, our values, and our freedom. More than ever before, I believe responsible adults are sorely needed in our Nation’s capitol, and the time has come to take our fight to Washington.
In my 23 years in the Assembly, I have never once voted for a tax increase. Never.I successfully sued Democrat Governor Tim Kaine and members of the Assembly in 2007 when they set up unelected taxing bodies. I led the drive to get the Virginia Supreme Court to find these bodies unconstitutional, and we stopped 14 unconstitutional taxes from further crushing the earning power of Virginians.I have spent my entire career fighting against excessive spending and wasteful government programs. I vote NO to budgets which had stimulus money in them. I believe that you as citizens are better, smarter spenders of your own money than legislators in Richmond who think it’s their money.I have authored the Health Care Freedom Act, which former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli used to challenge the job-killing, freedom-restricting ObamaCare law in federal court. I am currently using the legislative process to try and pass more legislation that would hopefully rein in the destructive tendencies of President Obama’s damaging signature legislation.I am 100% pro-life, no exceptions. Natural rights come from our Creator, not government, and everyone’s right to life begins at their beginning, no matter what courts or legislators proclaim. Human rights are non-negotiable.I wrote the law that banned partial birth abortions, and led the successful effort to override Democrat Governor Mark Warner’s attempt to kill my bill. Thanks to that bill, babies can now not be legally killed during delivery in Virginia.
As the author of Virginia’s “One-Man, One-Woman” Marshall-Newman Marriage Amendment, which was overwhelmingly ratified by Virginians in 2006, I believe in the Founders’ vision for respecting the laws of “Nature and Nature’s God.”Equality of persons does not mean equality of behavior. I believe in and have fought for equality for all of my 23 years in Richmond, but I believe in the traditional purpose and sanctity of marriage, and believe that governments should respect the concept of traditional marriage.
I am currently taking on Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring, who is leading the assault against this Marriage Amendment, as well as ignoring other obligations and responsibilities as Virginia’s attorney general to enforce the state constitution and state laws. I have spent my career protecting the U.S. and Virginia constitutions, and vow to continue to do so, no matter what.
I have fought for these things because I believe in God, America, freedom, self-governance, and the power of the individual. My actions and my record reflect my beliefs. I haven’t spent decades with polls and focus groups, and my record speaks for itself.I will take these closely held beliefs with me to Washington and fight just as hard for you there as I have in Richmond. I also worked in Congress for almost six years, I understand Congress and its rules of procedure, and I know what it takes to move legislation and achieve results.In concrete terms: I will never vote to increase taxes. I will vote to restrain Washington’s reckless spending and all new or expanded federal entitlement programs. I will make every effort to free us from our current dependence on foreign oil so we don’t send our servicemen and women into every hot spot on earth.I will work to restore congressional authority to control spending and the waging of war, and not turn over unending war powers to this president or any other president. I will use my parliamentary know-how to defund and dismantle ObamaCare. I will be a tireless fighter for our constitutional rights to life, liberty, and private property.I have fought for these core, conservative principles in a challenging part of Virginia. Despite major boundary changes to the Assembly district I have represented over the past 23 years in Loudoun and Prince William Counties, I have won 13 times and have ben outspent 4 to 1.At different times I have represented about one-third of the current 10th Congressional District, winning most of those precincts when I represented them (and most recently winning in a district that President Obama won in 2012 by 11.4%). In short, I have a proven track record of winning in much of the area that I would also need to win in November.To be fair to my family and my loyal supporters, however, I feel strongly about reaching a level of grass-roots commitment before I proceed ahead with the campaign. Campaigns are grueling, stressful, and expensive, but they are worth it with the right people supporting you.So, if I can find enough volunteers in who would commit to helping to call or visit anywhere from 110 to 180 republican primary voters in the Tenth District in a precinct with a short summary of my record, I will run.I will give you the names, good phone numbers, and a script for calls to be made from February 25 to April 23. I am also available to talk directly to you about this. Please do not hesitate to reach me directly on my personal cell phone: 571-409-0588.
Unless I reach the level of support that my experience in winning 13 elections suggests can produce a victory on April 26 and in November, I will not run. This is not a vanity exercise for me; this is a serious effort to continue to serve you.So far, I have received an excellent response to the possibility of running. The deadline for my filing as a candidate is Saturday, February 22 (which is less than two weeks from today). I need to hear from you no later than February 16 or 17 if you can help me be your voice in Congress.
I understand that you have many demands on your time with work and family obligations, but please contact me if you have time to help me and would like to join the effort. I would be honored to be your representative in Congress, whether or not you are able to help in the upcoming election effort.
There will be a “fire house primary” on Saturday, April 26, with ten polling places to choose the Republican nominee who will run against the Democrat candidate in the November 2014 general election. One polling place per county or city (with two in Fairfax and three in Loudoun Counties) will be open to registered voters from 10th Congressional District to vote between certain hours.This is a unique primary, and will require a little extra effort, but with your help, we can make a difference in April, November, and beyond.I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in supporting me! If you know others who might be willing to help, please feel free to pass on my phone number: 571 409 0588.
Delegate Bob MarshallP.S. Delegate Barbara Comstock has already announced her candidacy. While Barbara and I agree on some issues, it is important for voters to also understand where candidates differ.Barbara wants to “reform” Medicaid so it can be expanded, but there is no “reform” that will make Medicaid expansion palatable for me. We simply cannot expand by 45% a federal program so rife with fraud that even the GAO can’t get a handle on it, while taxpayers are losing their jobs and having a hard time making ends meet. Because so few doctors accept Medicaid patients, more Medicaid recipients will mean more emergency room visits which increase health care costs.Barbara Comstock voted in 2012 and 2013 to appoint an activist for the homosexual agenda, Tracy Thorne-Begland, to be a judge. He served in the Military and “came out” on Nightline in defiance of the ban at the time on open homosexuality in the military.She has received a total of $99,000 from Paul Singer and Ted Olson, two activists for homosexual marriage. Olson is in federal court in Norfolk attacking the Marshall-Newman Marriage Amendment as I write you. She also voted against allowing health insurance exchanges to opt out of abortion coverage. (HB 1900)Barbara actively opposed my bill which became law in 2012, which prevents Virginia from cooperating with federal enforcement of the National Defense Authorization Act which provided for the indefinite detention of American citizens without charges, legal counsel or habeas corpus rights in violation of their constitutional rights.Barbara believes that the birth control pill should be available over the counter without a prescription. Given the recent American Heart Association cautions about strokes and the pill, such a policy would not benefit women’s health. http://www.comstockfordelegate.com/upload_files/files/Letter%20to%20HHS.pdf___________________________________________[Bob Marshall Congressional Exploratory Committee]
Article written by: Elwood “Sandy” Sanders
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