Saturday, February 16, 2008

The McCain Update - February 15, 2008

The Washington Post this week clearly laid out one of the key differences at stake in the coming general election. The Post reported, "Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure more than $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year's spending bills, placing her among the top 10 Senate recipients of what are commonly known as earmarks, according to a new study by a nonpartisan budget watchdog group."

Barack Obama is no better; he requested and received over $91 million of our hard-earned tax dollars for his own special interests and earmarks.

What's worse is that Senator Obama, who claims to be a candidate of "change," has refused to disclose the earmarks he requested prior to last year, when he started running for president. Washington needs change, but we will ever see it from someone who is part of the business as usual crowd in the Senate. How many earmarks did John McCain request last year? Zero.

John McCain has been steadfast in his opposition to earmarks and wasteful spending in Washington. Throughout his entire career in the Senate, he has never requested an unauthorized earmark - a record in stark contrast to either of the potential democratic nominees. Click here to read the article.

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Governor Romney Endorses John McCain

On Thursday, Governor Mitt Romney endorsed John McCain for president and pledged all 289 of his delegates to John McCain, putting McCain over the required 1,191 delegates necessary to secure the Republican nomination.

Governor Romney said, "John McCain is a man capable of leading our country at a dangerous hour. Senator McCain understands the war we are in -- the necessity of victory and the consequences of surrender. For him, national security isn't just another item on the agenda. It is the abiding concern and responsibility of our nation."

John McCain proudly thanked Governor Romney for his important endorsement and said that he looks forward to joining together with Gov. Romney to unite the Republican party. Click here to read more.

Latest News
John McCain continues to get outstanding press as he travels throughout the country. He will appear on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this Sunday morning. Check your local air times at this link.

Here are the latest news articles from the past week.
Washington Post: Romney Releases His Delegates, Backs McCain
Associated Press: McCain 'Fired Up' to Face Democrats
New York Times: McCain And Obama Skirmish On Financing
Wall Street Journal: The McCain Fiscal Record
Washington Post: Candidates' Earmarks Worth Millions
Reuters: McCain Wins Backing of House Republicans
New York Times: Obama And McCain Sweep 3 Primaries
Washington Times: The Numbers Add Up To John McCain
Los Angeles Times: Go With The Tough Guy
Washington Post: For McCain, Bush Has Both Praise, Advice
Washington Post: Fred Thompson Backs McCain


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