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Going For Shadegg’s Old Policy Slot…

Dear Colleague,

As the repercussions of recent events continue to play out in the media, the courts, our conference and the Congress, I believe it is essential that we work to maintain and expand our Republican agenda of reducing spending, cutting taxes, protecting the American family, and winning the War on Terror.

It is my firm belief that now is the time to move aggressively on a proactive legislative agenda. We must construct innovative proposals that will refocus the national spotlight on a positive message of ethics reform, economic freedom, energy independence, and traditional family values.

For this reason, I announce my candidacy for Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.

I am making an effort to speak with you individually about my vision for the Policy Committee and to ask for your support in this endeavor. As an initial introduction, I would like to share with you some of my qualifications:

· Speaker’s appointee to the Policy Committee (2 terms)

· Chairman of the Healthcare Reform Subcommittee (Policy Committee)

· Co-Chairman of the Conference Healthcare Public Affairs Team

· Active Member of the Immigration Reform Caucus and Republican Study Committee.

During my tenure in the House, I have been intricately involved with a diverse palate of issues ranging from Education, Healthcare and Medicare to Armed Services, Science and Veterans Affairs to Judiciary, Immigration and Liability Reform.

With this foundation of experience, I pledge to build the Policy Committee into one of the greatest assets to the Republican Conference, a place where fresh ideas are formed and delivered into actionable legislation in coordination with the goals of our conference.

By refocusing the nation’s attention on the issues we were sent here to champion, we can not only survive our current setbacks but emerge from them a stronger conference. I look forward to speaking with you in the near future and sharing in greater detail my vision for the Republican Policy Committee.

Thank you for considering my candidacy for this important position,

Phil Gingrey, M.D.

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