This is good news, because one of Ike Skelton’s favorite talking points has been that because he’s on the House Armed Services Committee, ONLY HE can prevent base closings in MO-4.
An interesting item came out of a political forum here on Tuesday night. It was an announcement made by Republican Vicky Hartzler, a 4th Congressional District candidate.
“We’ve received news that Republican leader John Boehner has pledged, if we take the majority, that he will save a seat for me on the Armed Services Committee,” Hartzler said to cheers from some of the 400-plus spectators gathered at the senior center.
The National Republican Congressional Committee released a statement on Wednesday in which Boehner pledged to support a seat for Hartzler on the House Armed Services Committee. That is noteworthy because her opponent, Democratic Congressman Ike Skelton, has made veterans issues a major focus of the campaign.
Skelton is chairman of the Armed Services Committee and Fort Leonard Wood next to St. Robert and Waynesville is in the 4th District, as is Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster. Skelton has questioned Hartzler’s commitment to those in the Armed Forces. She says she would be an advocate for the troops and would seek to expand the missions of Whiteman and Fort Wood.
Today is day 3 of the Hartzler campaign’s online fundraiser, and it’s also her birthday.
There’s no better way to say “Happy Birthday” than giving $20.10 to help our campaign to victory in 2010 !
I also have a special announcement that fits with today’s installment of our countdown of the Top Five Reasons to Fire Ike Skelton in November:
Reason #3: Keep our Military Strong
Congressman Skelton believes that his strongest qualification for retaining his House seat is his support for the military. The truth is that no matter who wins in 2010, the military will be well-represented by Missouri’s 4th district. House Republican Leader John Boehner pledged his support today to secure me an assignment on the important House Armed Services Committee!
“Vicky Hartzler has my full support for a seat on the House Armed Services Committee,” said House Republican Leader John Boehner. “America’s warriors and their families need a leader like Vicky Hartzler who listens, understands the challenges they face, and is eager to address them. Vicky also knows that the policies coming out of Washington lately – ‘stimulus’ spending sprees, costly mandates, and government takeovers – have failed our armed services. That’s why I look forward to working with Vicky, the Republican leadership, and the Members of the Steering Committee to place her on the committee at the earliest possible opportunity.”
The Hartzler Campaign is also bracing itself for this…
WARNING: Socialist Democrats via DailyKos Plot Online Character Assassinations of Republican Candidates
We all thought we had seen every dirty trick the left and progressives can ply on conservatives. However, there is a non-ending battle of sewage and filth they can try and put before us in an attempt to advance their progressive agenda. From thuggery instituted by SEIU and its minions, “offers you can’t refuse” by Obama, bribery, kick-backs and arm twisting all via “the Chicago Way.” But this latest attempted assault by ultra/left/progressive Markos Moulitsas and his DailyKos kid-squadron takes the cake.
Kos announced on October 8th they were taking on a new initiative, a HIT, in fact I call it a downright assassination of targeted Republican candidates for US House using SEO techniques with the assistance of their motley crew of assassins.
For those who don’t know what “SEO” is, it stands for Search Engine Optimization. A technique supposedly illegal per google, at least for bloggers. Red State’s Neil Stevens on his “Tech at Night” has an excellent explanation for all the “rules” of google.
Chris Bowers of Kos introduces his “master plan” here to target and get “dirt” on targeted GOP candidates.
The goal of Grassroots SEO is to get as many undecided voters as possible to read the most damaging news [emphasis mine] article about the Republican candidate for Congress in their district.
Hartzler’s name is on the Kos Kiddies’ hit list. But they’ve got their work cut out for them finding any dirt on her.