Just when you think you know what you're up against...

From the diaries by Erick

As some of you may have heard, I started my campaign at the end of January after Congress passed the massive stimulus bill which will be wasting our hard-earned money.  Making things even worse, Congress, with Rep. Bart Stupak, voted into law a terrible health care bill that nobody read with huge implications for our government, tax situation, health care and morals.

Stupak’s caving in certainly gave a big boost to my campaign.  A lot of pressure was placed on him over the vote, and may have been the reason for his retirement announcement a week and a half ago.  Whatever his reasons, the decision has changed the race yet again.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the help I have received from the online community, sites like Redstate and The Minority Report, in allowing my campaign to be as successful as it has.  This help has been invaluable.  It is evident we are together in this fight to get our country back.

With news of new candidates getting in the race on both sides, I just wanted to assure everyone I don’t intend to step aside and let some career politician take this seat because he or she thinks it is easier now.  I will continue the fight against irresponsible spending and our Congress’ deaf ear to constituents, as I have from the very beginning.  As a people, we cannot continue to be ignored.  My district and the country need sustainable, unobstructed, economic driven jobs, not government spending increases and unfulfilled promises.  Enough is enough!

I would like to thank you all for your support and tenacity and hope you continue to support great conservative candidates on our road to Congress.

Thank you and God bless,

Dan Benishek