Bob Turner, who ran against the now-former-congressman last year, puts his hat in the ring for the upcoming special election:
I wanted you to be among the first to know that I have been selected as the Republican and Conservative candidate for the 2011 special election for New York’s 9th Congressional District.
In many ways I feel that this race is about unfinished business. I am excited to have the opportunity to finish what we started together and to continue our grassroots effort to victory.
As the only federal election taking place at this time, this race will send a message to Washington about what the people want from the U.S. government. Those who support my candidacy share the understanding that the United States of America is governed by its people. The current administration does not seem to share this view. At a time of significant economic crisis, the Obama administration is expanding the size of our government, spending above the nation’s means and adding to an already unsustainable mountain of debt. This administration seeks to increase taxes and regulations that prevent growth of private sector businesses. If left unchecked, these flawed economic policies will continue to result in fewer and fewer jobs for regular hard working people.
As a non-career politician and businessman, my platform is based on sound economic principles. These principles are being used successfully by our own New York State Democratic Governor Cuomo. Business sensibility is not something that one party can own, but it is something that all of our government representatives should embrace.
We need more independent minded people on the federal level, to stop the unsustainable spending and help create real jobs for Americans. There should be no place in our government for tax and spend career politicians such as my newest opponent from the Democratic machine.
I am running simply because I worry about the future generation and believe that I can help make a difference. I will work tirelessly to try to fix the problems facing our nation and I am honored to have the opportunity to be your voice in Washington.
I believe that we can win this race. But needless to say, I need all the help from you that you are able to give. While we don’t know whether the redistricting will fall in our favor or not, our time to make a difference is right now. I hope you will again join me in this fight.
I will be in touch. Thank you for your ongoing support.