Becky Gerriston, the fiery Wetumpka Tea Party co-founder and President, exploded on to the political scene in 2013 garnering national attention when she testified before Congress having been politically targeted by the IRS. Now in 2016, she’s found her way to the political spotlight once again as the challenger of three-term incumbent Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) in what POLITICO has called one of the “must-watch” races of the year.
With the March 1 primary rapidly approaching, Gerritson is out and about in the 2nd District working hard to prove her conservative stripes.
Her case stands to be strengthened by her latest endorsement from conservative icon Phyllis Schafly and her Eagle Forum PAC, a conservative public policy organization that supports candidates who are committed to a conservative philosophy of limited government, national sovereignty and traditional values.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GERRITSON RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM CONSERVATISM’S LEADING LADY, PHYLLIS SCHAFLY, AND EAGLE FORUM PAC
Building on the growing momentum behind the Becky Gerritson campaign, Phyllis Schafly, arguably the single most impactful woman in the modern conservative movement, and her Eagle Forum PAC have announced their endorsement of the conservative rising star.
“While President Obama has repeatedly attacked the very foundation of our nation, Republican leaders in Congress have failed to respond in a meaningful way,” said Schafly. “Rep. Martha Roby has been with them all too often.”
“Although she was elected in the conservative wave of 2010, Roby scores lower than every other member of the Alabama Republican delegation on numerous conservative score cards, including those of Eagle Forum, Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Madison Project, and Conservative Review. Despite the clear mandate from the grassroots to restore discipline to Congress by rejecting business as usual, more times than not, Roby has voted for the interests of the Washington insiders instead of the values of her constituents.
“For example, since coming to Congress, except for the most recent (December 2015) as she faces a primary challenge, Roby has voted for every omnibus spending bill, including the CRomnibus in December 2014 that funded Obama’s amnesties. Most disturbing is her vote – along with every Democrat in the House and Senate – for final passage of the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” the latest overhaul of the American education system which has been criticized by informed conservative academicians as ‘Common Core on Steroids.’
“This is the year when we must elect more Republicans to Congress who are true conservatives – that’s why I’m supporting Becky Gerritson.
“I first heard of Becky after she gave a compelling testimony to Congress when it was discovered that the IRS was targeting specific groups for their political beliefs. Her testimony inspired thousands when she courageously told government to get back in its place.
“Becky is a proven leader. She understands that sound governance doesn’t mean just passing bills that the president will sign, as the current Congress continues to do. She knows that sound governance means upholding and defending the Constitution, protecting the security of the American people, and defending the values that have made our country great. Her dedication and passion for the conservative cause has been seen not only by Alabamians but by the nation as she has fearlessly and tirelessly fought against the progressive agenda and big government.
“We need Members of Congress who will not just go to Washington to be another vote for the Republican establishment and political elites; we need representatives in Washington like Becky who will represent and fight for the values and principles that have made America great.”
Eagle Forum PAC supports candidates who are committed to a conservative philosophy of limited government, national sovereignty and traditional values. Gerritson is honored to fit the bill.
“Phyllis Schafly is conservatism’s ‘leading lady,’ and she has had a profound impact on our movement,” said Gerritson. “I am deeply honored by her friendship and her support, and I am humbled to see the groundswell of grassroots momentum behind our campaign. Martha Roby’s record is unacceptable, liberal, and out-of-touch with the conservative values of District 2. I am confident voters will stand behind our campaign as the conservative choice on March 1.”
The endorsement of Eagle Forum PAC and Phyllis Schafly follows last week’s endorsement by the national Tea Party Patriots PAC. A grassroots candidate whose team of volunteers has made tens of thousands of calls into the district, Gerritson has also raised more than $100,000 to compete with Roby’s warchest.
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