In a strong show of support for Jo Ann Emerson and a resounding rejection of the big government, jobs-killing policies of the Obama Administration and Pelosi-led Congress, voters in Missouri’s Eighth District tonight overwhelmingly reelected Emerson to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I am honored and truly humbled to again be entrusted by the people of the Eighth District to represent us in Congress,” said Emerson. “I am grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who selflessly gave their time to our cause and I am excited to take our commonsense, conservative message straight to the 112th Congress.”
Despite raising more than $1.5 million of which only 30 percent came from the State of Missouri, Democrat Tommy Sowers was able to garner only a slightly larger share of the vote than Emerson’s 2008 Democrat opponent who raised less than $65,000.
Throughout the campaign, Emerson talked about the need to elect a conservative House to provide a check on the Obama Administration. Emerson over the last 20 days visited all 28 counties in the Eighth District sharing her pro-growth, commonsense, conservative message which she reiterated in her remarks tonight.
“We’ve all worked hard to achieve a government that listens to the people, and tonight the message we are sending resonates from coast to coast,” said Emerson. “Americans are not willing to accept bigger government. Americans are not willing to accept more debt and Americans will not surrender our constitutional freedoms.”
Throughout the campaign Emerson repeatedly stressed the need to end the economic uncertainty created by the Obama Administration and instead return to prow-growth policies. Without a check on the Obama Administration, small business owners and families continue to face uncertainty over taxes, health care, government spending and regulations that prevent the economy from growing. As the country appears poised to put Republicans in control of the U.S. House, Emerson promised help is on the way.
“Our nation is saddled with an economic climate which is the fault of a government that creates temporary jobs instead of permanent opportunities,” said Emerson. “We have an opportunity to forge a new beginning tonight. We have an obligation to correct the course of a Congress that has not been accountable to the people. Tonight, we have a starting point.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Emerson cruises to re-election
After all of the back-and-forth, the final result in Missouri's Eighth District was an easy victory for incumbent Republican Jo Ann Emerson. Rom the Emerson camp news release: