Romney’s Oregon Endorsements
Romney has continued his nationwide tour of endorsements by supporting three dynamic new candidates and one strong incumbent in the state of Oregon. Contributions totaling $17,500 from Free and Strong America PAC – $10,000 f0r Dudley and $2,500 for each of the Congressional candidates – have accompanied the following blanket endorsement of the Oregon candidates from Mitt Romney himself:
Rather than enacting pro-growth policies that will encourage private sector growth and put people back to work, far too many of our leaders are instead turning to the false promises of big government and slowing our economic recovery. Oregon – and our nation – needs leaders who will say no to the culture of higher taxes, higher spending, and higher debt, and that is why I am proud to stand with these candidates today.
In the face of this culture of higher taxes, spending, and debt, the following four men have chosen to lead in favor of responsible economic policy and the protection of individual rights. The promises of big government are indeed false, and that is why these candidates are proud advocates of the free-market, and will seek an atmosphere that helps the private sector lead this nation into recovery.
Chris Dudley leads the ticket for conservatives in Oregon. Seeking to become the state’s next Governor, Dudley has established an economic plan for the state that has attracted the attention of Mitt Romney. Dudley’s four point plan to bring the recovery to Oregon includes, promoting private sector job growth, restraining government, promoting education, and restoring public trust in the government. In an era that sees D.C. responding to economic challenges with regulations put upon business by an unrestrained government, Dudley is more concerned with creating a limited, responsible government that provides a stable atmosphere for business. This itself is to be achieve through another detailed and well-researched plan specifically on controlling government spending and growth. All too often politicians come to the people and ask for their votes, based on catch phrases and vague promises of a better future. Dudley meanwhile is showing the people the plans that he has, and the details that will make those plans work. That sort of willingness toward government transparency indicates a leader who has great respect for the values and opinions of the people, and who will do the hard work necessary for, as he puts it, “Oregon’s Comeback.”
Greg Walden is the only incumbent among these four endorsements. He represents the 2nd district of Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is considered a safe bet to continue representing the people in conservative leaning eastern Oregon. Walden is an outdoorsman, an active public servant, and an outspoken conservative reformer, always looking to be active and accomplish new goals in all spheres of life. Safe in his seat, he has been working hard this year for other conservatives, so that his message of low taxes and job growth can see greater support when the 112th Congress comes to D.C. in January. Meanwhile he has been unafraid to stand up to the leftist leadership in D.C. and state clearly, as we all know that their efforts have failed, even joining the call for Tim Geithner’s resignation. Walden is well aware of the simple truth that our current path is unsustainable. It is time for a better, more reasoned approach toward the economic downturn, and Greg Walden is an experienced leader who will continue his fight toward implementing new, free market ideas in bringing back this economy.
Scott Bruun is a businessman seeking a seat representing the U.S. House of Representatives in the 5th district. Bruun currently serves in the Oregon State Legislature, where he is a noted leader on health care issues and in fighting for tax reform. On health care Bruun sees the challenge of maintaining the high quality of care in the United States, while lowering the high costs. This, he correctly argues, can only be done through free market reform. Bruun understands the health care takeover by the federal government to be counterproductive. As he states, it will “exacerbate every problem that now exists in healthcare. Costs will grow, quality and access will shrink…only the very rich few will be able to opt out.” His answer is to open the market. Allow interstate commerce to flourish in the healthcare industry. Meanwhile, he will seek to back this with tort reform to lower costs across the board. Bruun’s message of health care reform and lower taxes is resonating in OR-05; latest polling shows him now leading his incumbent opponent 41-38.
Finally, Rob Cornilles is looking to unseat incumbent Democrat David Wu in Oregon’s 1st district. Running with the slogan of “Responsible. Reasoned. Ready,” Cornilles holds an outlook that very much needs to be brought to D.C. Responsibility is something that is seriously lacking inside the Beltway, and Cornilles will introduce it to those who would see spending drive completely out of control. Congress has lacked the fiscal responsibility to see a budget passed this year, instead seeking carte-blanche in throwing money at unsustainable big government programs. Cornilles will take a reasoned approach to the challenges facing Oregon and the rest of America, employing common sense solutions as a means to foster job growth. This means lower taxes, and a far less punishing atmosphere to make America more competitive and more worthwhile place to do business. Rob Cornilles is ready to serve the people of Oregon’s 1st in seeing that their hard earned dollars are not squandered by tax and spend policies.