Pro-Liberty Republican Caucus Announces State Candidate Endorsements:
Candidates will fight for limited government, living within our means
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2008
CONTACT: David FitzSimmons,
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — Today, the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, a state affiliate of the Republican Liberty Caucus [www.RLC.org], announced endorsements for 32 Republican candidates who will restore fiscal responsibility, individual liberty, and reduced size to government at the federal and state levels.
Founded in 1990, the Republican Liberty Caucus works to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free enterprise within the Republican Party. In 2008, the Caucus has endorsed over 220 principled candidates in 42 states.
“Our state government is living well beyond its means, and the people are feeling the consequences of government run amok,” said state RLC Chair David FitzSimmons. Congressional candidates endorsed by the Caucus include Ed Matthews, District 4; Barb Davis White, District 5; and Michael Cummins, District 8.
“This is truly an honor,” said Barb Davis White, who is running against first term incumbent Keith Ellison in urban Minneapolis’ District 5. “Let’s fight to maintain the little piece of liberty that we have manged to hold onto. Let our voices be heard together,” urged Davis White.
Eric Franzen was endorsed in his bid for State House, District 60A. According to Franzen, “From schools to energy to health care, government is not the solution. I will work to take the power out of St. Paul and give it back to you.”
Incumbent State Representatives endorsed by the Caucus include Steve Gottwalt, District 15A; Sondra Erickson, District 16A; Ron Shimanski, District 18A; Bruce Anderson, District 19A; Tom Emmer, District 19B; Steve Drazkowski, District 28B; Joyce Peppin, District 32A; and Tom Hackbarth, District 48A.
Challengers endorsed by the Caucus include Allan Kehr, District 7B; David Allan Pundt, District 12A; Joshua Behling, District 15B; Mary Kiffmeyer, District 16B; Jason Johnson, District 29B; Jake Dettinger, District 30A; Rhett Zenke, District 31A; Judy Lindsay, District 37B; Bill Jungbauer, District 39A; Gene Lotts, District 46A; Troy Buchholz, District 47A; Peggy Scott, District 49A; Tim Utz, District 50A; Kathy Lohmer, District 56A; Grant Cermak, District 58A; Felix Montez, District 59A; Adam Martin, District 60B; Andrew Sheppard, District 61A; Kirsten Lindberg, District 61B, and Gilbert Higuera, District 66A.
“The largess of this slate proves that liberty-loving Americans are fighting to preserve our freedoms here in the North Star State,” concluded Chairman FitzSimmons.
To learn more about the Republican Liberty Caucus, visit www.RLC.org .
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