Saturday, January 3, 2009

Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Ken Blackwell for RNC Chairman

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eagle Forum President and Republican National Coalition for Life National Chairman Phyllis Schlafly today endorsed the candidacy of Ken Blackwell for chairman of the Republican National Committee.

"Ken Blackwell is a solid social and fiscal conservative who is dedicated to the principles that brought the Republican Party to power in 1980 and can do so again. He has 13 successful campaigns under his belt. He has run for office himself and knows how to win."

"Ken Blackwell was first elected to the Cincinnati City Council and then as Mayor. He was the first African-American to win statewide office when he was elected Ohio State Treasurer. Subsequently, he was twice elected Ohio Secretary of State, later winning the Republican nomination for Governor of Ohio. He has managed and run large state agencies with many employees in a fiscally responsible manner. Ken Blackwell would bring to the office of RNC chairman a level of campaign experience unmatched by any other candidate."

"Ken Blackwell understands the many challenges facing our country both at home and around the world, having served as an undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission."

"His replies to National Committeeman Morton Blackwell's questionnaire were comprehensive and impressive," said Schlafly.

"Ken Blackwell served as vice chairman of the 2008 Platform Committee. He assures us that he fully supports the 2008 Republican National Platform and will work to see its principles implemented in public policy, adding that he is 'very proud of the document we adopted.' We are proud of the Platform and Ken Blackwell's commitment to it, and proud to support his candidacy for RNC chairman."

Phyllis Schlafly has worked on Republican campaigns since 1946 and was a Delegate to eleven Republican National Conventions.

Eagle Forum is a non-partisan national organization of citizen-volunteers who advocate conservative government policies in Congress and state legislatures, elect candidates at every level, and articulate the pro-family message through the media. For more information, or to arrange an interview with Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly or Executive Director Colleen Holmes, please contact Suzanne Bibby at (202) 544-0353 or by email at

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