Election Round up

Huge Win in Delaware!
– Christine O’Donnell Adds to String of GOA Victories

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://gunowners.org

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gun Owners of America-backed candidate Christine O’Donnell completed a dramatic come-from-behind victory in Tuesday’s Delaware Senate primary.

O’Donnell was up against a member of Congress who earned the notorious distinction as the most anti-gun Republican in the House. But despite the backing of the Republican establishment in Washington, Mike Castle was handily defeated by pro-gunner O’Donnell.

The implications of this win are huge, not only for the next session of Congress, but also in a potential lame-duck session later this year. Because this is a special election to fill the seat of Vice-President Joseph Biden, O’Donnell will take office immediately following the November election if she defeats her Democrat opponent.
Anti-gun congressional Democrat leaders seem intent on a lame duck session, but the addition of just a single constitutionalist to the Senate will go a long way towards stopping any gun control from sneaking through in the waning days of 2010.

Unfortunately, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has already tried to pull the rug out from under Christine O’Donnell by announcing that the Committee will not support her campaign in the general election. It is an outrage that the NRSC would have spent millions of dollars on an anti-gunner, while it is not interested in helping a pro-gun constitutionalist.

But Christine won the primary without their help, and GOA will be sure to work with its grassroots network to drive support to the O’Donnell campaign. You can contact NRSC Chairman John Cornyn at info@nrsc.org to express your outrage at this decision.

Also on Tuesday, Ovide Lamontagne defeated the establishment candidate in the Republican primary in New Hampshire, in a race to replace retiring anti-gun Senator Judd Gregg. Lamontagne also earned the endorsement of GOA.

The O’Donnell and Lamontagne wins add to a string of victories for GOA-backed candidates this year in Senate primaries in Nevada, Kentucky, Utah, Colorado, as well as the non-primary in Florida (where Marco Rubio chased Gov. Charlie Crist out of the primary — and out of the Republican Party).

All of the candidates supported by GOA-PVF were opposed by the Republican establishment in their respective primaries. And all of these candidates agree with Gun Owners of America that it is not enough simply to defeat anti-gunners in elections. They must also be replaced with leaders who will fight to restore Constitutional liberties that have been under attack for decades. (You can visit www.goapvf.org to keep up with GOA candidates.)

It is safe to say that the 2010 elections may be the most important in our lifetimes, with America’s constitutional republic hanging in the balance.

And make no mistake, if establishment Republicans like Mike Castle were victorious in their primaries, it would not matter which party was in control of Congress. Both parties in Washington are guilty of growing the federal government at the expense of the peoples’ liberty.

But candidates supported by GOA — pro-freedom champions like O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, to name just a few — have no intention of coming to Washington to blend into the woodwork. If most or all of these candidates win in November, it will go a long way toward slamming the brakes on the anti-gun, socialist Obama agenda.

So we are really in the midst of exciting times, and GOA is looking forward to working with a slew of new members of Congress to protect and restore the right to keep and bears arms as the Founders intended.

Of course, GOA is only effective because of the activism and support of hundreds of thousands of members and supporters.

If you are not yet a member of the organization called “the only no compromise gun lobby in Washington,” please consider joining GOA today for a minimum contribution of only $20 at http://gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm.

In Liberty,

Tim Macy
Vice-Chairman

PS — Please don’t forget to express your outrage at NRSC Chairman John Cornyn’s decision NOT to support pro-gunner Christine O’Donnell in the general election, now that she won the primary. You can email info@nrsc.org to send a message.

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One Response to “Election Round up”

  1. Patrick Sperry Says:

    UPDATE
    Great News: National Republicans Now Pledging to Support O’Donnell in Delaware!
    — In other news, New Hampshire race takes wrong turn

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

    http://gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (update)

    Hopefully, you have already seen our earlier alert from today, relaying the good news about pro-gun candidates around the country.

    In Delaware, Christine O’Donnell upset the Washington establishment by defeating the anti-gun Mike Castle, who is one of the most liberal Republicans in the Congress.

    Last night, the National Republican Senatorial Committee indicated there would be no money for O’Donnell, and so we asked you to pound Sen. John Cornyn to demand that he reverse course.

    Well, Fox News is now reporting that things have changed, as the NRSC has done an about face after getting “peppered” by angry constituents. The NRSC is now singing a different tune. Here’s what a Congressional newspaper, The Hill, is reporting in our nation’s capital today:

    [Sen. John] Cornyn said that O’Donnell, the conservative insurgent candidate who upset Rep. Mike Castle last night in the Delware GOP Senate primary, would have the NRSC’s backing like any other Republican Senate candidate.

    “Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee — and I personally as the committee’s chairman — strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware,” Cornyn said in a statement.

    The chairman of Senate Republicans’ campaign efforts said he’d spoken Wednesday morning to O’Donnell and informed her of the NRSC’s support, which included the maximum allowable $42,000 in direct donations to her campaign.

    This is huge! Especially, considering that the NRSC had earlier indicated it would NOT help O’Donnell in her race to win “Joe Biden’s” seat in the general election.

    Thank you all for your activism!

    In the New Hampshire primary, early returns gave Ovide Lamontagne the edge toward victory. But in late vote counting, the totals have switched and now he is currently behind by less than 1,000 votes.

    GOA will continue to update gun owners around the country as to how these hot races are shaping up. To stay current, please be sure to visit http://www.goapvf.org .

    And, if you are not yet a member of the organization called “the only no compromise gun lobby in Washington,” please consider joining GOA today for a minimum contribution of only $20 at http://gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm.

    In Liberty,

    Tim Macy
    Vice-Chairman

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