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Ron Paul Campaign Presses Perry on Big Government Record and Fake Rhetoric PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 12:21
Issues open letter knocking Perry’s liberal record LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign continues to challenge Rick Perry in the lead up to tonight’s Republican presidential debate. Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton released an open letter to Gov. Perry focusing on his record as Texas head of state, pointing out inconsistencies with his new Tea Party rhetoric. See text of letter below.

Subject: Rick Perry Can't Handle the Truth

An open letter from Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton

Dear Governor Perry,

After our campaign’s first ad highlighting your Big Government record and support for liberal Al Gore, your campaign is attacking Dr. Paul - missing the point of why your past is important.

We don’t think the fact that you used to be a Democrat is the big problem here.  The real problem is that, too often, you still act like one.  Even you yourself, Governor Perry, said of your party switch, “I will still vote the same principles, only with an R after my name.”

That's the kind of thinking that has our country teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.  We cannot afford to nominate someone who thinks the letter next to their name is more important than what they believe.

Governor Perry, let me be clear: It is not that you supported Al Gore that worries us.

It is that you supported Hillary Clinton's health care plan.

You pushed for federal bailout and stimulus funds. 

You support welfare for illegal immigrants.

You tried to forcibly vaccinate 12-year-old girls against sexually transmitted diseases by executive order.

You raised taxes twice.

And, state debt has more than doubled in your tenure as governor, pushing Texas to the brink of our constitutional debt limit.

It's that you supported ALL of these bad ideas that are inconsistent with how most Republicans understand conservatism, yet you now try to swagger your way into the Tea Party.

Governor Perry, with all due respect, you have used great rhetoric.  But you will have to answer to the voters of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and across the country as to why that rhetoric does not match your record.

For Liberty,

Jesse Benton
Campaign Chairman
Ron Paul 2012

Authorized and paid for by Ron Paul 2012 PCC. www.RonPaul2012.com

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New Ron Paul Campaign Ad to Run Nationwide During GOP Debate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 12:16
‘Trust’ ad will show on national television to debate audience LAKE JACKSON, Texas - The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced a day after the release of its latest advertisement, “Trust”, that the spot will be running twice nationally during tonight’s Republican presidential debate. The ad draws a sharp contrast, pointing out Paul’s longtime conservative credentials and early support of Ronald Reagan, while pointing out Rick Perry’s former chairmanship of Al Gore’s presidential campaign.

“With the airing of this ad nationally during the debate we want to point out that Congressman Paul has an unparalleled record of championing true conservative principles, and his message of limited Constitutional government, sound money and balanced budgets have won the day,” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton. “Other candidates are parroting Dr. Paul's principles in their rhetoric, but their records prove they cannot be trusted to live up to their words.”

The ad also notes the similarities between the candidacies of Paul and Reagan, with both being attacked by the political establishment as “too extreme” and questioning their electability. Reagan, like Paul, was dismissed by the establishment elites. Congressman Paul was one of only four Congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan against incumbent Gerald Ford and lead the Texas delegation for Reagan to the 1976 Republican National Convention.

Link to the ad here: http://youtu.be/PXNqcYh0MpA

Authorized and paid for by Ron Paul 2012 PCC. www.RonPaul2012.com

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Grassroots Organizing For Ron Paul 2012 in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Elliott   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 12:09

A newly created grassroots organization supporting Ron Paul's bid for President is starting to prepare for the Iowa Caucuses as a result of a strong showing at the Iowa Straw Poll this year where Ron Paul nearly tied Michelle Bachmann within less than 1% of the vote. After the straw poll, the group formed a meetup.com website presence to help organize supporters for the 2012 election year.

Wednesday, September 7th, the Ron Paul Meetup Group met at the Blueport Junction on 6605 West River Drive in Davenport at 5pm and started building their precinct leadership and training for the February 6th, 2012 Iowa Caucuses. Anyone is welcome to join us at any of our events, even if you're still undecided. The Ron Paul supporters tend to be very outgoing and friendly.

To stay up to date regarding future local Ron Paul 2012 events, please visit www.meetup.com/ronpaul2012davenportia

 
Ron Paul Campaign Debuts Latest 2012 Campaign Ad PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 09:31
‘Trust’ contrasts Paul’s consistent conservatism with the record of another leading candidate LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today the release of its latest advertisement, “Trust.” The sixty second spot emphasizes Paul’s longtime conservative credentials and early support of Ronald Reagan, while pointing out Rick Perry’s former chairmanship of Al Gore’s presidential campaign.

“Congressman Paul has an unparalleled record of championing true conservative principles,” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton. “Dr. Paul's ideas of limited Constitutional government, sound money and balanced budgets have won the day.”

“Other candidates are trying to parrot Dr. Paul's principles, but their records prove they cannot be trusted to live up to their rhetoric. Dr. Paul is the only candidate with the credibility and integrity to restore America now.”

The ad also notes the similarities between the candidacies of Paul and Reagan, with both being attacked by the political establishment as “too extreme” and questioning their electability. Reagan, like Paul, was dismissed by the establishment elites. Congressman Paul was one of only four Congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan against incumbent Gerald Ford and lead the Texas delegation for Reagan to the 1976 Republican National Convention.

The ad will appear in both broadcast and web format, with substantial air-time buys in New Hampshire and Iowa. The spot will also be sent to multiple conservative and TEA Party email lists and appear in banner ads across the internet.

Jesse Benton will be available for interview to discuss the ad and the contrast between Dr. Paul and Governor Perry's records.

Link to the ad here: http://youtu.be/PXNqcYh0MpA


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Concerned Citizens Have a Voice PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Elliott   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 09:29

The second edition of the Concerned Citizen newsletter has just been released over the weekend. Created by members of Iowans For Accountability (IFA), the first edition of the newsletter covered local political issues in Scott County, Iowa such as the 911 dispatching consolidation project, sustainable development, Fully Informed Jury Information (FIJA), had a suggested reading list, a schedule of local liberty meetings and government meetings, and even a local politician directory. 5,000 copies were printed and distributed. The second edition is now available to the public and can either be delivered or be picked up at the River Cities Reader building at 532 w 3rd st in Davenport. If you require delivery, please call Michael Elliott at (563)570-5395.

This second edition covers topics like the Bi-State Regional Commission, an open letter to the Scott County Grand Jurors, the IFA YouTube channel information, a new suggested reading list, and the new meeting schedules. These newsletters not only inform Scott county residents of important political issues in their local area, but also act as a way to give them a voice on various local issues that may not be covered by other media outlets in the Quad City Area. These newsletters are made possible by donations made out to Iowans For Accountability (IFA) which can be mailed to PO Box 514, Blue Grass, IA 52726 or dropped off at the River Cities Reader as listed above.

Both, the first issue and the second are available online as well. First addition is available here at http://www.scribd.com/doc/54185285/The-Concerned-Citizen-Vol-1-Issue-1, and the newly released second edition's link is here at http://www.scribd.com/doc/63923542/Scott-County-IFA-s-Concerned-Citizen-Sep-Oct-2011-Edition.

 
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