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The Race for the White House is WIDE OPEN

Posted by sierrascrapper on January 9, 2008

Duncan Hunter has not been expending heavy resources on targets of marginal value like IA and NH.  He’s only gone through the motions to take advantage of free media opportunities.  His priority has been defining the critical substantive issues that will shape the future of our Nation and very likely, western civilization.  At the same time he has been building his campaign organization for the critical Florida primary on 29 Jan and the Super Tuesday primaries which follow on 5 Feb. 
Get ready to welcome defectors from the fallen media-fabricated titans.  Beneath the surface of tonight’s media hype, the NH primary results provide more good news for Congressman Hunter, the true Reagan conservative in the Presidential race.  Since 1978, southern NH has undergone exponential development becoming a virtual suburb of Boston. Therefore, the NH results have shattered the media-fabricated conservative candidacy of the former Mass Governor who spent millions in IA and NH. Another big spender mortally wounded in NH is former Senator Fred Thompson. Those who were succumbing to the constant bombardment by media elites, especially by Fox, marketing the pseudo conservative candidates, now have grave doubts about their electability.  They will not realize that both candidates had very modest records of achievement in their limited time in public office. Well, watch them now take a second look at Duncan. 
Although Senator McCain is a great warrior and patriot with a good Defense record, he has totally failed to recognize that a strong economy is the critical foundation of a sound national security strategy. His past support of such schemes like NAFTA and horrendous attempts to grant amnesty to illegals was tantamount to an assault on America’s well paid middle class workers.  His support of so called “campaign finance reform” resulted in a defacto incumbents protection act at the expense of muzzling free expression.
Duncan Hunter has championed a strong military, border security, and protecting America’s workers and small businesses against unfair trade competition by opposing schemes like NAFTA, the North American Union and outsourcing to China.  He wisely recognizes that protecting jobs in U.S. defense, aircraft, ship repair, machine tools, textile, steel and titanium industries are essential for maintaining the wartime surge capacity of the U.S. industrial base.  Since 9-11-01, he has led the fight to secure our borders against terrorists and lawless elements.
For 15 years, major strategic mistakes have been made by Administrations of both political parties because they lacked substantial military and foreign policy experience.  This is not gained by a governor calling out the National Guard for state duty, or by a mayor responding to a highly localized terrorist attack, no matter how admirably.  Rather, it comes form mastering the economic, diplomatic, military and intergovernmental elements of our national power to shape sound security strategy and policy.  Congressman Hunter cannot only tactically, operationally and strategically employ our forces, but also balance those other elements of power with equally superior competency to restore America’s greatness.  Now Americans will wake up and realize that they don’t have to “settle.”

Since 1981, Congressman Duncan Hunter has served on the House Armed Services Committee, as Chairman from 2002-06, and currently as the Ranking Minority Member.  Hunter has championed a strong military, border security, and protecting America’s workers and small businesses against unfair trade competition by opposing schemes like NAFTA and the North American Union.  He understands that protecting jobs in U.S. defense, aircraft, ship repair, machine tools, textile, steel and titanium industries are essential for maintaining the surge capacity of the U.S. industrial base.  Since 9-11-01, Hunter has led the fight to secure our borders against transnational terrorists and lawless elements; and to release two unjustly convicted border guards, Ramos and Campion.
Hunter earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Bronze Star in Vietnam and demands that the U.S. Government keep its promises to Veterans.  His efforts to provide tax relief for working families, protect Social Security, and promote strong family values earned him 100% ratings from Eagle Forum, the American Conservative Union, the Concerned Women of America, the Christian Coalition, and the Campaign for Working Families; a 92% from the American Conservative Union; and an A+ from the NRA.
Vote for Duncan Hunter, a true Reagan Republican in the Presidential primary on January 29th.  We don’t have to settle for a self-reinvented or media-fabricated one.

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Veterans in Nevada to receive visit from Duncan Hunter

Posted by sierrascrapper on November 6, 2007

Congressman Duncan Hunter is making another visit to northern Nevada over the Veteran’s Day weekend.  Duncan Hunter will arrive in Reno, NV after appearing as the Grand Marshall in the Veteran’s Day Parade in San Diego, CA.  Duncan Hunter will be in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Reno, NV on Sunday November 11, 2007.  He is the ONLY candidate to appear in Nevada in honor of our nation’s veterans.

A townhall meeting has been scheduled for 3:30PM at the Best Western Airport Plaza 1971 Terminal Way in the 2nd floor ballroom.  This will give Nevadans an excellent opportunity to understand the vision Congressman Hunter has for our nation as President. 

That evening Congressman Hunter will embark on a trip to Elko, NV.  He will speak at a townhall meeting in Elko on Monday, November 12th at 8:30am and then visit the Neumont Mine-South Area Operation to meet with the workers at the mine.  He will then make several short stops at the local’s favorite restaurants in Carlin, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca and Lovelock to meet with rural Nevadans.

Join us in supporting Duncan Hunter and bring a friend.

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Q&A with Duncan Hunter in Sparks, NV

Posted by sierrascrapper on October 15, 2007

Question & Answer: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

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Question: You have been doing well in several states’ straw polls, but not registering highly in the national polls. What is the disconnect?

Answer: In Texas, there were 1,300 delegates, who had either been to the national convention or the state convention, and I beat the nearest guy, Fred Thompson, by better than 2-to-1. Now the Iowa straw poll, where you had to pay

$35 a vote, I announced early on I wasn’t going to pay a dime for anybody’s vote. If you wanted to vote for me, you’d have to pay it out of your own pocket. We weren’t even contenders in that. Romney won that straw poll big. I did win the Arizona straw poll in Maricopa County. The difference is I’ve started from a congressional seat in California without huge national name ID. This contest in running for the presidency is largely a function of name identification, at least early on. In straw polls, where you can speak to the delegates, you can acquaint them with your positions. We get a great result when people know what we stand for. It’s going to be a lot of hard work to get out there and let 200 million people know your positions and what you stand for.

Q: Fellow Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo recently said if he doesn’t finish in the top three in at least one of the early primaries, he will drop out of the race. Do you have any such benchmarks on your own candidacy?

A: No. I haven’t put any timetable in place. I’m going to go hard and give it 110 percent, and I don’t contemplate losing. I think you have to do that. I’m not sticking around in my (congressional) seat. I’m not going to keep my foot on the lily pad. Some of the other guys are still going to run for their congressional offices, so at some point they need to get back into the swing of things. I thought that would make me look tentative, like I didn’t really believe I had a chance of winning if I kept my hand in for the congressional seat as well.

Q: Why do you think you will appeal to voters in Northern Nevada?

A: I think we’ve got a lot of common ground with the folks in Nevada. I believe in a strong national defense. You’ve got a ton of veterans in Nevada. I served in the 173rd Airborne in 75th Army Rangers in Vietnam. My son is in the Marine Corps now and on his third tour. I’ve been chairman of the armed services committee, and I think I have lot of common ground with veterans, and you’ve got a lot of veterans here.

People in Nevada are very concerned about illegal immigration, and I’m the only guy running, Democrat or Republican, who has actually built a border fence. I built that double fence in San Diego, and it reduced the smuggling of people and drugs in our sector more than 90 percent and I wrote the law that takes it 854 miles across Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. That’s the law the president signed last October. They’ve only built a few miles of double border fence that’s in my law. One of my pledges is that as president, I will complete the entire 854 miles of the border fence in six months.

Q: What do you do with the illegal immigrants that are already here?

A: I think you have to ask them to go home. I think if you don’t enforce the law, you basically give them amnesty. You’re going to end up with a third wave of 10 or 12 or 20 million people feeling that they will get amnesty if they come across. At some point you have to say you really mean it. We need to enforce the law. Once you have a border that is sealed, you can focus on internal enforcement. Right now, we’re like a boat with a big hole in it, and we’re bailing water furiously. You have to plug the hole in the boat. When you have a situation where people can be deported at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and be back by 6 o’clock, then you’re using all your energy and all your personnel to simply operate what is effectively a revolving door. So, you have to close the border.

Q: Do you support what the Bush administration is doing in Iraq and would you do anything diffidently?

A: My recommendation as president is to ensure that of the 131 Iraqi battalions that are now trained and equipped, all 131 of them have at least two or three months operational experience in combat. When they’re battle hardened, they can start to rotate into the battlefield and displace American heavy forces, Marines and Army, and our guys can come home or go to other places in central command. I think we’ll leave Iraq in victory. I think that government will hold.

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