So, here it is, the first Ten Buck Fridays winner since I have joined the effort. The poll has closed and the numbers tell me that Chip Cravaack has won. (Note that I might be the first to post this. If wait, my schedule wouldn’t allow me to post this until late Friday night, so I’m doing it now) Here is a statement from the candidates website…
I am not a politician. My entrance into this race, if nothing else, was unexpected. After retiring from the Navy and as a commercial airline pilot, I planned to spend my time with my wife and two young sons. Running for Congress was the last thing on my mind.
Then I watched Congress ignore and abandon the Constitution. Unemployment continued to rise as Congress is adding billions of dollars to the national debt that will become the burden of future generations. I knew it was time for me to stand up, and now I ask you to do so with me.
The consequences of inaction are clear: if our country continues on its current path, we will not be giving our children and grandchildren the same freedoms, the same opportunities, or the same country that our parents and grandparents gave us. The choice before us is not what kind of America we will have in the next two, or even four, years, but what kind of America we will have in the next forty.
It is with great humility that I ask for the opportunity to earn your trust, confidence, and support. Now is time to call on all of our friends to join us. Whether we are Republican, Independent or Democrat we must take back Congress from entrenched Washington politicians, take back our country, and return to Constitutional principles so that our children and grandchildren can also grow up in the freest and most prosperous nation in history. Together, we will.
I have served our country in the United States Navy and now I am ready to serve you in the United States Congress.
So, kindly check out his site, and if you wish, make a donation. If you do, remember to mention that it’s coming from Ten Buck Fridays.
Stay tuned for the next poll.