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DUNCAN HUNTER EARNS ENDORSEMENT FROM NEVADA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY

Posted by sierrascrapper on January 7, 2008

On January 4, 5 and 6, 2008 the Nevada Republican Assembly held a Presidential Endorsing Convention in Reno, Nevada.  On Saturday they held a Presidential rally where each of the campaigns presented their candidate and the issues they stand for.  The organization also held a Straw Poll for those who attended the rally.  Congressman Hunter came in 3rd place in the straw poll behind Ron Paul and John McCain. 

 On Sunday, the NVRA met to vote on the candidate that their organization would endorse for President in 2008.  This organization has one of the largest concentrations of conservative Republicans in it’s membership.  They uphold the principles of supporting our constitution, limited government, love of God, state sovereignty, controlled spending, sanctity of life, parental rights, protection of private property, 2nd amendment rights, security of our borders, fair trade, educational excellence, and fair and equal taxation rights.

The NVRA held a series of votes to reach their choice for endorsement of Congressman Duncan Hunter for President in 2008.  Duncan Hunter had a clear lead throughout all 5 rounds of voting.  In order for the assembly to reach a final decision for the endorsement, the candidate had to have a 2/3 majority vote.  Duncan Hunter won that endorsement over Fred Thompson with more than the 2/3 required.  Hunter’s clear, consistent conservative message has resonated with residents in Nevada.

Michael Kressler, President of the NVRA along with members of the organization are proud to endorse Duncan Hunter for President in 2008.  Duncan Hunter has proven that he is a viable candidate and will represent the people who need a President that is honest and true and will facilitate change in the right direction for our nation.

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Northern Nevadans Listen to Duncan Hunter

Posted by sierrascrapper on December 31, 2007

After making a round of campaign stops in Northern Nevada after the Christmas holiday, Congressman Duncan Hunter found that Nevadans support his run for President.  Congressman Duncan Hunter attended a townhall meeting in Reno on December 27, 2007 where there were almost 50 in attendance.  All 3 of the local affiliate stations turned out to cover the meeting and interview Congressman Hunter.  There were two other local stations and the local newspaper there to cover the event.   Hunter spoke on the issues of unfair trade practices with China, the threat of terrorism in our country through our open borders and our rising problem with illegal immigration.  General Chuck Yeager also spoke at the townhall meeting and told his story about how he broke the sound barrier and how the creation of jets came about. 

The next evening, Congressman Hunter and General Yeager spoke to a standing room only crowd in Carson City, NV.  There were over 100 people in attendance.  Nevada’s First Lady Dawn Gibbons was there to meet him when he walked in the door and led a cheering section as he entered into the townhall meeting.  The crowd in Carson City were very receptive to his message and liked each of the points that Hunter discussed.  He spoke more in depth on the issues of education, the War on Terror, Iran, unfair trade with China and our economy.  General Yeager also told his story of his career in the Air Force and told them why he supported Duncan Hunter.  The people who showed up at this townhall meeting were so thrilled to support Duncan Hunter and they were anxious to spread the word about him to their friends.  They all left with at least one of the new CDs that the campaign has just released.  This CD is an excellent tool to spread the message about Duncan Hunter and it’s easy for folks to listen to it in their car on the way to work or wherever they are traveling.

During this trip Congressman Hunter and General Yeager toured the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and were able to see the Carson City Mint and see how the machine operated.   Congressman Hunter also visited a locally owned and operated outdoor outfitter called Mark Fore and Strike.  This business has been owned by 4 generations of the same family.  Congressman Hunter enjoyed meeting with the Stodtmeisters (owners) and appreciated their knowledgeable staff who helped him pick out a gift for the Yeagers. 

Congressman Hunter always has a straight-forward answer for any question that is put out.  At the Reno meeting, a local Hispanic activist named Gilbert Cortez who has led protests against ICE raids in our area asked Congressman Hunter how he is going to deal with the problem with illegal aliens in our nation.  Congressman Hunter told him straight up that they would have to go home and come back the right way and stand in line.  Many of the attendees thought that Mr. Cortez would start a major commotion, but Hunter was so clear and steadfast on his answer that Mr. Cortez didn’t have any further comment and it appeared that he actually agreed with Hunter on this issue.  Another voter in Carson City had a question for Congressman Hunter regarding the issue of abortion.  He wanted to know exactly how Congressman Hunter felt about abortion when it came to cases like rape or serious retardation.  Congressman Hunter stood true to his pro-life beliefs and told him that every fetus inside of a woman is considered a child of God and that they all deserve to have the same rights as humans.  The gentleman had no further response as he agreed with what Hunter had to say.  It was amazing to see Congressman Hunter stand up for his beliefs and not waiver.  It’s doubtful that other candidates would stand so strongly on this issue if confronted with it face to face.

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Duncan Hunter and the Right to Life Act

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 18, 2007

Duncan Hunter and the Right to Life Act
written by Gary C. Huggins

The National Right to Life Committee indicates that more than 48 million abortions have been performed in the US since 1973. This is the consequence of Roe v Wade. Abortion is a major issue for me. I would like to share Duncan Hunter’s position on this issue.Duncan Hunter introduced the Right to Life Act (H.R. 618) to protect the unborn:On January 22, 2007, Congressman Hunter introduced the “Right to Life Act” (H.R. 618) which, he states, will “legally define ‘personhood’ as the moment of conception and, therefore, guarantee all constitutional
rights and protections, including life, to the unborn without utilizing a constitutional amendment.” Mr. Hunter has also co-sponsored legislation which would bar someone from transporting a minor across
state lines to obtain an abortion, prohibit reproductive cloning, and require abortionists to let pregnant women know that children aborted 20 weeks after conception can feel pain. The text of the legislation reads:
“To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person”.See Right to Life Act here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR00618:@@L&summ2=m

Duncan Hunter has a consistent pro-life voting record that spans 26 years (1981 to 2007):

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), a pro-life organization, has granted Duncan Hunter a 100% rating while the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL), a pro-choice organization that advocates abortion, has granted Mr. Hunter a 0% score on legislation related to life issues. These ratings indicate that Mr. Hunter has a strong and consistent pro-life voting recordSee Duncan Hunter’s National Right to Life Committee 100% rating here:
http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/scorecard/?chamber=H&session=110&x=12&y=12
See Duncan Hunter’s NARAL rating of 0% here: http://www.naral.org/elections/statements/hunter.htmlDuncan Hunter’s philosophy on judicial appointment of pro-life judges:

“I support people with good judgment, proven values, a belief in God, and a heart for the least of us, including the unborn. I believe it is important that those sitting on the bench understand that they have a responsibility to strictly interpret our nation’s laws and not legislate from the bench with their own political or social agenda”.

See Duncan Hunter’s Core Principles here: http://www.gohunter08.com/inner.asp?z=4

Please  join us in supporting Duncan Hunter for President and join our group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DuncanHunterforPresident08/ 

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Duncan Hunter Interview with the Baptist Press

Posted by sierrascrapper on September 30, 2007

For those of you looking for a President that will lead our nation with God’s hand on his shoulder, look no further than Duncan Hunter.  One of the best quotes from the interview with the Baptist Press is this:

“Like everybody in public life,” he said, “I think you have a constant challenge of serving your job, serving your constituents and at the same time serving God and trying to renew your service to God and your allegiance to God every day. Ensuring His principles are embedded in your service as a representative is a major challenge, but I think that’s something you have to work on every single day.”

I am so inspired by Duncan Hunter and his faith in God.  This man is someone that you can trust to lead our country in the right direction.  Read a few excerpts below…

Duncan Hunter was interviewed by Will Hall, executive editor of the Baptist Press.  An article was written based on the transcipt of the interview by Michael Foust on Sept. 28, 2007.  Full article here

He acknowledges his busy schedule makes it tough to find a regular daily time to pray and read Scripture, but says his faith nonetheless gives him strength. He has a particular interest in the faith of America’s founding fathers and currently is reading “America’s God and Country,” a compilation of quotes highlighting the nation’s Christian heritage.

ON ABORTION & JUDGES: “If a candidate for the federal bench can look at a picture, a sonogram, of an unborn child and not see a valuable human being, I will not appoint that candidate to the federal bench, period.”

ON ‘GAY MARRIAGE’ & JUDGES: “I think that the institution of marriage is probably the most important institution in our country. It is a building block that our entire society is based on because it shapes the character of our children. So, I’m very strong for traditional marriage and if it’s necessary for a constitutional amendment. I will support that. In fact, I’ve supported that in the past.

“Beyond that, I believe in strict constructionist judges. That is, if a judicial candidate feels that somehow people like James Madison and Benjamin Franklin and many other founding fathers didn’t get it right, that he’s going to legislate from the bench, that judicial candidate will never receive a nomination from me.”

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