Take Back The Senate

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I’m a Jim DeMint fan!  I’ve read his book, THE GREAT AMERICAN AWAKENING, foreword by Marco Rubio, and agree with 99% of what he says and believes.  He’s the most down-to-earth, common-sense guy in D.C.  And he’s right, a Republican president without a Republic Senate is like a pen without ink…you can’t get anything done.  Although I hate to hang labels, the fact is Republicans are far more fiscally responsible than Democrats, so if I must support Republicans to get our financial house in order, then so be it.

This from Jim DeMint:

Fellow Conservatives:

You may remember the slogan “It’s the economy, stupid” used by Bill Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign to make the point that George H. W. Bush had not adequately addressed the economy.

Clinton’s political strategist, James Carville, posted the phrase inside campaign headquarters as a way to keep the team focused and on message. The phrase later became the de facto slogan for the Clinton election campaign.

The slogan could make a comeback in 2012 as Republicans highlight Barack Obama’s dismal economic record, but if you consider yourself a freedom-loving American, then I have a different slogan for you.

“It’s the Senate, stupid.”

Most Americans are focused on the presidential race right now, but winning the White House — as critical as it is — won’t be enough to save the country we love without a strong, conservative majority in the United States Senate.

Without a conservative Senate, we won’t repeal Obamacare.

Without a conservative Senate, we won’t balance the budget.

Without a conservative Senate, we won’t secure our borders.

Without a conservative Senate, we won’t stop the bailouts.

And without a conservative Senate, we won’t enact the pro-growth policies needed to get America back to work.

If you’re reading this letter, chances are, you follow current events more than most people and you probably understand the point I’m making — winning the Senate is the key to restoring America’s greatness.

The simple fact of the matter is this: a Republican president without a conservative Senate is a waste of a Republican president.

A president can campaign on good policies, but he doesn’t write the bills. As long as liberals are in charge of writing legislation, it will be difficult for a Republican president to sign the right bills into law. Does anyone think Harry Reid will ever send a bill to the President’s desk to repeal ObamaCare? The answer is “no” and that’s why I am entirely focused on packing the Senate with strong conservatives who will make that a reality.

Republicans are in a good position to take the Senate back this year, but a Republican majority is not enough. We must have new, conservative senators who believe in the principles of freedom that made this country great and are willing to fight for them each day.

As we head into the most important election year in our lifetimes, my challenge is to you is to keep your focus on winning a conservative majority in the U.S. Senate. These Senate races aren’t getting the same media attention as the presidential race, but they’re no less important.

That is why I founded the Senate Conservatives Fund, an independent, grassroots organization that helps elect rock-solid conservative leaders to the U.S. Senate.

SCF has endorsed five standout leaders:

Josh Mandel (Ohio)

Mark Neumann (Wisconsin)

Ted Cruz (Texas)

Jeff Flake (Arizona)

Richard Mourdock (Indiana)

These candidates share a strong belief in the principles that make America great and they understand the critical role the U.S. Constitution plays in preserving our freedoms.

These leaders also have records that prove they not only talk the talk but also walk the walk. And each of them has shown the courage to stand up to their own party’s leaders when it was necessary to support and defend our principles and values.

So if you agree that winning a conservative majority in the U.S. Senate is vital to our nation’s future and if you’re willing to engage in these races even at a time when the media ignores them, then please do three things today.

First, sign up for SCF email updates so you can stay informed.

Second, make a $25 contribution to SCF or to one or more of our endorsed candidates. Without financial support, these candidates won’t be able to get their message out and win.

Third, tell your family and friends about SCF. Forward this email and encourage them to join our effort to elect true conservatives to the U.S. Senate.

Thank you for your commitment to principles of freedom. We live the greatest country in the world and if we work together in smart and effective ways, I’m confident we can preserve it for generations to come.

Respectfully,

Jim DeMint

United States Senator

Chairman, Senate Conservatives Fund

 

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