Chairman’s Update, July 28th, 2012
Dear Fellow Republicans,
That “other” big event that happens every four years is getting underway in London, and as we all root on our nation’s athletes in the Summer Olympics over the next two weeks, let’s remember all their hard work and dedication to a goal that in most cases is achieved within a matter of minutes, or even seconds. Many years of training and single-minded focus all come down to a single event – a single swim, run, floor exercise, or volleyball match. So it is with our efforts in this year’s election – we have waited for this moment for almost four years, working all along the way to achieve incremental victories (2010!), but it will all come down to November 6, 2012. I hope that you are as motivated as I am to finally make it happen!
For the next 100 days, let’s all put aside any differences we may have with each other, on degrees of conservatism, on what “kind” of Republican we are, or even any personal differences that any of us may have. Let’s concentrate on the fact that we are all Republicans, working to elect Mitt Romney as the next President, and working to elect Republicans to local, state, and federal office, in the interest of limiting the size and scope of government. I make that solemn pledge to you today, and I hope you will do the same.
Not that any of you need reminding, but this coming Tuesday, July 31, is the primary election, where we will not only be choosing our GOP nominees for various offices and filling some judgeships, but we will also be considering a number of non-binding ballot questions and having our say on the transportation sales tax referendum. Vote at your regular polling location this Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., then join with all of our newly anointed nominees (and those in August runoffs) at our monthly breakfast rally on Saturday morning, August 4 at 550 Trackside (550 N. Clayton St., Lawrenceville). We will have as our special guest speaker Congressman Rob Woodall of the 7th District, who will bring us a timely update on any Congressional business that remains to be considered before the end of the year. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m., and the program begins at 8:30. A delicious breakfast and/or coffee and juice will be available for a nominal charge.
Look for detailed information coming soon about our specific plans for the fall campaign, including some exciting evening rallies to spice things up a little as we build momentum for November. I want to also congratulate our newly elected Secretary, Debbie Whelchel, who was elected at the July county committee meeting to fill a vacancy, and also our newly appointed Assistant Secretary, Nickie Summers. If you see them, welcome them to the team!
As always, feel free to contact me at any time. On to victory!