Among conservatives who are running for Congress, there are some truly great ones running in very tight races that lean Democrat. Some have been written about on these pages - such as Allen West and Ilario Pantano. Here are a few more outstanding candidates who have a deep understanding of domestic and foreign policy issues.
Let's win the House (at the very least) and make sure these folks are sworn in because they will be strong voices that are desperately needed.
He was raised in Oklahoma by a single mother who taught him the importance of hard work, honesty and self reliance. He went to work at the age of 14 to help her pay the bills at home. It was the height of the Cold War, and Patrick followed world events closely. He developed a strong sense of patriotism and love of country as he watched the United States confront an oppressive Soviet Union around the world. He put himself through college with a combination of working part time, student loans and a stipend from the Veterans Administration owing to his father's WW II service.
He is now a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 24-years of active service. Patrick spent over a decade in numerous postings abroad, including tours in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Serbia and Russia. Serving around the World afforded him an up-close perspective of what it is like to live in places that do not enjoy the blessings of liberty.
His "Issues" page is impressive (http://murrayforcongress.com/issues/). He presents a detailed overview of his positions on numerous critical issues we face, including specific solutions. Few candidates appear to have such a solid grasp of the issues as this. Please take a few minutes to check out the candidate and give him your support. He has served this great nation and now he needs our help to make sure a strong voice like his will be in Congress come January of next year. Todd Lally (http://lallyforcongress.com/) is another strong candidate. He's running in Kentucky's 3rd district. Here are some highlights on his background
Having served in the military for 22 years, he is a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. He is a aduate of the Academy of Military Science and the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center and the Air-Operations Officer for the 123rd Contingency Response Group, a rapidly deployable force that can open and conduct airlift missions out of remote or damaged airfields. This group is the first Air Force personnel to arrive at a location to survey the airfield and perform combat or humanitarian operations. Lally is the recipient of two Air Medals. The first medal was for flying 50 missions into war torn Bosnia supplying the civilian population with food and medicine. The second medal was for saving a Seattle man's life in the Atlantic Ocean. He also is a crash investigator for the U.S. Air Force. For the last four years he has been the "Voice of Thunder over Louisville" providing live commentary for Cox Radio. He also served as the past Vice-President of the National Guard Association of Kentucky.
It's now or never. These candidates need our support today. Please consider making a small (or large) sacrifice to send money to them to make sure they beat their liberal opponent. We need strong voices in Congress who understand that this election is not just about taxes and health care, it is about national security.