A Note From Erick: I’ve written about this before and I must reiterate it. Conservatives must stand together to support Doug over the ACORN backed Dede Scozzafava. It is galling to me that John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Pete Sessions, and the House Republican Leadership would fall in line behind a Democrat just because she has an “R” next to her name. Better the Democrat who isn’t afraid to say it than the one who is. Conservatives, though, should rally behind Doug Hoffman who will caucus with the GOP and is the legitimate principled candidate.
I am not your run of the mill politician (maybe that’s why the NRCC didn’t like me). As an accountant, I make my living reading numbers. But the stakes for our nation – in this November’s Special Election – are too high to be defined by polls or the cold, hard math of fundraising goals or headcounts of local political bosses’ endorsements.
I’m a conservative. I’m running for Congress because I believe the America I love, the America we know, is being taken away from us.
I’m running because our nation’s founding values–freedom, free markets, respect for life and the rule of law–are no longer viewed by many of our nation’s leaders as America’s principles.
I’m running because it’s time to stand up to Washington and not allow Congress or the White House to saddle us with unbearable taxes and crush the next generation with a debt that will keep America from being the strongest, freest nation on the face of the earth.
That’s what I believe and that’s what I’ll fight for.
Back in 1980, as the corporate comptroller of the Olympic Games, I helped Lake Placid with our Winter Olympics. That was the year the US beat the Russians in hockey, and that victory, at a time when America was doubting herself, instilled a sense of national pride that I think helped usher in the era of President Ronald Reagan. Our win in the North Country’s Special Election for Congress on November 3rd will send a message to Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi … and set the stage for us to reclaim our national pride and our American values.
But to win, and for us to send that message, I need your support. Take a moment, right now, and go to www.DougHoffmanforCongress.com and sign up. Join with me and thousands of Americans who’ve seen enough of Washington politics as usual. Let’s make our voice heard in this election.