We approach the final 3 months before the August 3 primary election with powerful momentum: more than 1,300 volunteers, 60 county officials and most of the state legislators of the 7th Congressional District are working to help us win. Beyond that, we have raised more than $332,000 so far.
Laura and I have committed to uproot our family and rearrange our lives, because we believe the battle to save American freedom and opportunity is that important! We cannot do it alone. Fortunately, you have shown us that you are with us in the fight. Many of you are hosting "meet & greets" in your homes, canvassing door-to-door, helping with events and contributing financially. Thank you!
Your efforts with us are paying off. Last week, a major conservative talk radio station in Joplin conducted an online poll for this race. There are 9 candidates in this primary and two of them are from Jasper County. I am excited to let you know I led the poll, with the next candidate more than 10 points behind!
As we enjoy this groundswell of support across southwest Missouri, much work remains to be done. My family and I are in this fight because we are worried about the future of America. We want our children and grandchildren to have the same opportunities that so many generations have taken for granted. Our founding fathers and generations of American veterans risked everything to create and protect the American dream for generations they would never see. If we are to be worthy of their sacrifice, we must do all we can to preserve American freedoms and opportunities for the generations to come.
America is on the precipice of fundamental change: change from a nation led by representatives of the people to a nation governed by a ruling elite who disregards the will of the majority. I firmly believe it is up to our generation to revive and protect the way of life our founding fathers designed for us. To do that, Americans must elect candidates that are more worried about the future of this great country than they are about their own re-election. We must have public servants who offer more than rhetoric & charisma. We need someone with a real track record of fixing what's broken in government. I have earned that record in Jefferson City, and I am fighting to do that for you in Washington, D.C. I will fight to rein in spending, create jobs, reduce the role of government in our lives, and keep America the strongest and safest nation in the world!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Goodman: We're on the move
In his latest column, Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, a candidate for Seventh District Congress provided an update on the race: