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Showing posts with label The Contemporary Conservative endorses candidates for Congress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Contemporary Conservative endorses candidates for Congress. Show all posts

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Endorsement Time at The Contemporary Conservative - Part II

...And we're BACK! with Districts 6-11….Since we're just one month (and a couple days) way from November 2nd, Election Day, it is time for The Contemporary Conservative to let everyone know 1.) who we endorse in this crucial election and also who we think will win (since we endorse them we KNOW that they will win.) Here is the list of endorsements for the races in Virginia:

District 06
Bob Goodlatte - Bob Goodlatte came to the United States House of Representatives in 1993, bringing with him valuable knowledge and working experience of one of the largest and most diverse Congressional Districts in Virginia… While in Congress, his leadership abilities earned him a seat on the House Judiciary Committee, where he currently serves as the Vice Ranking Member. He also serves on the Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee and the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee. Bob's work on the Judiciary Committee aids many of his legislative priorities including ending the Immigration Visa Lottery, cracking down on spammers, curbing illegal Internet gambling, stemming the abuse of frivolous class action lawsuits, and reducing wasteful government spending by requiring a federal Balanced Budget Amendment….In 2003, Bob was named Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, the first from Virginia since 1947. In that role he promoted healthy forest initiatives, and worked to provide programs to rural Americans who are in need of a stable farm economy, while providing for the safest, most abundant and affordable food supply in the world. He now serves as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research….Bob serves as Chairman of the House Republican High Technology Working Group; Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus; and is a member of the Republican Policy Committee



District 07
Eric Cantor – The consummate leader and the best chance for both Conservatism and Republicanism to right the ship that has been lost at the progressive, big government, nanny-sate sea. Eric Cantor is the only candidate, at this time, to vote for in the 7th. This “young gun” is a driving force in Congress and will champion the reforms and initiatives, once in the majority, that are needed to curb the current economic challenges we face. Eric Cantor is one of the architects behind the “Pledge to America” a great foundational document that will usher in the policies we need and bring back the America that is the guiding light of democracy and prosperity to the world. If you live in the 7th district, it is important to make sure you vote, get friends and neighbors to vote and work for the Cantor campaign so that we Virginians have a stake in the leadership of our future as we battle the progressive movement and President to bring the government back to the people.


District 08
J. Patrick Murray - Patrick Murray is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 24-years of active service. Patrick spent over a decade in numerous postings abroad, including tours in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Serbia and Russia. Serving around the World afforded him an up-close perspective of what it is like to live in places that do not enjoy the blessings of liberty. He does not take our freedoms for granted and knows first-hand that “freedom isn’t free.”… After commanding tank units for seven years, Patrick went on to become a Foreign Area Officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency. He has extensive operational, analytical and policy experience. A Russian speaker, Patrick has worked in various bilateral and multilateral international relations venues, foreign policy, political military affairs, arms control and military-to-military relations. He has been a Military Attaché and has served in our embassies in Russia, Belarus, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, and Kosovo. In 2007 during the “surge,” Patrick deployed to Baghdad with the Joint Forces Command where he served as part of the Multi National Forces Iraq. His final tour of duty was at the United Nations in New York as a member of the U.S. Military Staff Committee.



District 09
Morgan Griffith - House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1994. He represents the 8th District, which is comprised of the City of Salem and portions of Roanoke County…One of the most influential members of the Virginia General Assembly, Morgan’s colleagues elected him House Majority Leader in 2000. He is the first Republican in Virginia history to hold that position. He is a member of the House Courts of Justice and Militia, Police and Public Safety Committees, and serves as Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee. He is also a member of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission and serves as Chairman of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council…..In Richmond, Morgan has been one of the General Assembly’s most effective members, writing and passing landmark legislation that keeps Virginians safer from violent crime, holds down taxes, protects our constitutional freedoms, and makes Virginia the best place to live, work, run a business and raise a family. Morgan has led the fight to crack down on sexual offenders who prey on children, established Virginia’s cable television competition laws to hold down rates for consumers, stood up to big spenders in Richmond who have tried to raise taxes, and defended your Second Amendment rights, earning him “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association for every term he has served in office.



District 10
Frank R. Wolf - Congressman Wolf has represented Virginia's 10th District since 1981. The 10th District is comprised of the counties of Clarke, Loudoun, Frederick and Warren, the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park and Winchester, and parts of the counties of Fairfax, Fauquier and Prince William…Congressman Wolf is Virginia’s most senior member of the House and is commonly referred to as the “Dean” of the delegation. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is the co-chairman of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission…Congressman Wolf has been widely – and repeatedly – recognized for his tireless efforts to improve our region's transportation system. Fighting gridlock always will be a top priority. He knows everyone wants to spend less time sitting in traffic and more time with their family and friends.…Congressman Wolf is the author of the legislation that created the Iraq Study Group – also known as the Baker-Hamilton Commission – and is presently pushing legislation to establish a blue ribbon panel aimed at reforming our nation’s tax and entitlement systems. ..Recognizing the need to preserve the Shenandoah Valley’s distinct Civil War heritage and expand tourism, Congressman Wolf introduced legislation establishing the “Shenandoah National Battlefields Historic District Commission.”...Congressman Wolf also has a long record of speaking out for the persecuted around the world and is considered one the leading crusaders in Congress for human rights. He has traveled the world to call attention to human rights abuses and religious persecution around the globe…Congressman Wolf was born in 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



District 11
Keith S. Fimian - Keith S. Fimian is Chairman and Founder of U.S. Inspect, LLC, the nation’s largest provider of residential and commercial property inspection services. Headquartered in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, U.S. Inspect is the dominant inspection services company in the United States, producing more than 150,000 inspection reports annually. The Company employs field and office personnel across the country and manages a network of thousands of independent contractors. Keith is also a patent holder….Prior to founding the Company, Keith worked for seven years with the international accounting firm KPMG. A former certified public accountant, Keith received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he earned a full four year athletic scholarship and captained the football team….Keith is President of the Washington DC-based Youth Leadership Foundation, a supplemental academic and character formation program serving disadvantaged youth in our nation’s capital.

Endorsement Time at The Contemporary Conservative Part I

Since we're just one month (and a couple days) away from November 2nd, Election Day, it is time for The Contemporary Conservative to let everyone know 1.) who we endorse in this crucial election and also who we think will win (since we endorse them we KNOW that they will win so tat answers that.) Here is the list of endorsements for the races in Virginia:

District 01
Rob Wittman - For over 20 years, Rob has served in several levels of government, from Town Council to United States Congress. Rob won his first campaign for public office in 1986 when he was elected to the Montross Town Council, where he served for 10 years, four of them as Mayor. In 1995, Rob was elected to the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and was elected its Chairman in 2003. In 2005, voters in the 99th Legislative District elected Rob to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served until he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2007…..In the U.S. Congress, Rob has quickly earned a reputation for being a district-first Congressman and is very engaged in the goings-on of the district. He drives home from Washington to Montross every night when Congress is in session to stay in touch with his constituents.

District 02
Scott Rigell - Scott Rigell, 50, is a lifelong Republican, community leader and business owner from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The founder and Chairman of Freedom Automotive in Virginia Beach, Scott and his wife Teri own automobile dealerships in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake which employ more than 240 people. He is a past president of the Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association…Scott grew up in a middle-class family in Titusville, Florida. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, rising to the rank of Sergeant before an honorable discharge after six years. Scott earned his B.B.A. from Mercer University and his M.B.A. from Regent University in Virginia Beach.

District 03
Chuck Smith - A former Marine and U.S. Navy JAG Officer (Retired), Chuck is married with five children. He has lived in Virginia for the last three decades, in Roanoke, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. While in Roanoke, Chuck served on the Board of Directors of the Roanoke Bar Association. He is active in his community, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Campus East Community Association. From the projects of Greensboro to the streets of Philadelphia, from the training grounds of Parris Island to the courtrooms of Virginia, Chuck Smith has been an ardent defender of American values. His campaign focus, Principle above Politics, reflects his continuing sense of duty, and his determination to bring honest representation to the people of Virginia.

District 04
J. Randy Forbes - A class act, ardent defender of the Conservative Ideal and my Congressman… Part of Forbes' legacy is etched in stone on Capitol Hill. When the expansive $621 million Capitol Visitor Center was about to open in late 2008, Forbes and other caucus members protested that the motto "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance were not included. Within a year, the motto was carved into a large stone beam above the center's main hall and the pledge was etched in a wall nearby.


District 05
Robert Hurt - First elected as a member of the Chatham Town Council, Robert Hurt was elected to that post with 82% of the vote. As a member of the Virginia General Assembly, State Senator Robert Hurt currently represents over 170,000 constituents within the 5th Congressional District and has represented nearly 1/3 of the 5th during his time in the legislature. He served three terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, elected and re-elected with at least 62% of the vote. In his first term in the State Senate, Robert was elected with 75% of the vote….As a member of the Virginia Legislature, Robert has cast thousands of votes including voting against at least two dozen tax increases. He has voted time and again against attempts from Democrats to raise taxes. Robert has also voted consistently against increased state spending and bloated budgets. He was one of only a handful of General Assembly members to vote against the last two Virginia Budgets, which were relying on too much spending.


More to come (districts 6-11)