Katherine Harris on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-13)
NELSON: If we set our minds to the issues ahead instead of attacks, we can solve a lot of the problems facing this state and this nation.
So, when the phone began ringing off the hook with calls urging me to seriously consider altering course to run for the US Senate, I knew then that I faced perhaps the most difficult decision of my public life. Despite an exceptional field of Republican candidates, people across Florida reached out to me and offered their encouragement. That meant more to me than every poll showing me leading the race.
I have arrived at an extremely difficult decision. After careful deliberation, I am here to announce my candidacy for the United States Senate - but.not this year. This year, I will continue to work hard to earn the confidence and support of my constituents in a re-election campaign for Congress that I expect will be tough and spirited.
The GOP controls the Senate by just one vote. Even with today’s margin, the GOP doesn’t have effective control of the agenda as the Democrats use the filibuster to kill pro-growth reform or crucial judicial appointments. The next Senate could confirm two U.S. Supreme Court justices.
If the Republicans do manage to pick up a few extra seats in the Senate, there could also be an ideological shift toward pro-growth issues. Right now, the balance of power is in the hands of the RINO Republicans like Olympia Snowe and Arlen Specter. With a seat pick-up for the GOP, plus the addition of GOP superstars, Olympia and Arlen would no longer be deciding votes. We could move away from watered-down Republicanism toward a genuine pro-growth agenda.
Members of the Club are economic conservatives, like-minded political contributors who are frustrated with the ideological drift of both parties today. Club members have a shared goal of contributing to and electing more Reaganites to Congress who are willing to stand for the issues like: cutting taxes, controlling federal spending, personal accounts for Social Security, ending the death tax, eliminating the capital gains tax, fundamental tax reform, providing true school choice and minimizing government's role in our daily lives.
The stakes are mighty high in the Senate elections. That’s why we’re providing you now with our outlook for every competitive Senate race and a list of our top tier choices. The “A” List Candidates make this list because their races are competitive and they are the very best on economic issues. The “B” List Candidates are all in hotly contested races too, but they are not as rock solid on economic growth issues.
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