Over the past few weeks, there have been several huge fights on Capitol Hill. Republican “leadership”, also known as Boehner & Co., have been pushing for the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). They have lied about the bill, kicked and abused our allies such as Reps. Mark Meadows and Ken Buck who opposed the bill, and hurled insults at the American people.
LLPH has worked to grow our numbers in the House of Representatives and the Senate. In 2012, we helped elect conservative leaders like Jim Bridenstine, Mark Meadows, and Thomas Massie. In 2014, we sent statesmen like Ken Buck, Curt Clawson, and the dragon slayer, Dave Brat who defeated former House Majority Leader and key lieutenant of Boehner & Co. Eric Cantor.
There is a special election this year that is shaping up to be a Brat vs. Cantor race once again. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois’ 18th Congressional District resigned after spending taxpayer dollars in corrupt and unethical ways. Rep. Schock was a member of Boehner & Co. supporting massive spending bills and forming backroom, corrupt deals.
But the Republican establishment is ready to dump their next member of Boehner & Co. through Darin LaHood. Darin LaHood is the son of President Obama’s Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Ray LaHood was a Republican Congressman who was one of the worst Republicans, which is why President Obama took him under his wings. Now the establishment wants to elect Darin LaHood, who has the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the same Chamber of Commerce who supported the Trade Promotion Authority and the Export-Import Bank). This is the same U.S. Chamber of Commerce that supported primary challenges to members of our Liberty Coalition like Reps. Justin Amash and former Rep. Kerry Bentivolio.
This is a R+11 district according to Cook PVI, a district that is prime for a true voice for the people. That means that this is a district that we must take for principled conservatives who value liberty if we are to save our nation. Mike Flynn will take the fight to Washington D.C. You can tell a candidate by his friends. LaHood’s friends are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who trashed conservatives like Rep. Amash and Bentivolio. Flynn’s friends are Rep. Louie Gohmert (a member of LLPH’s Liberty Coalition and ally of Rep. Amash) as well as conservative leaders like Reaganite Mark Levin, Erick Erickson of RedState, David Bossie of Citizens United, Richard Viguerie of ConservativeHQ. Here is what some of them have to say about Mike Flynn:
“Flynn is a conservative champion. He was a friend of Andrew Breitbart’s who helped Andrew street the Breitbart ship. He helped take down ACORN. Behind the scenes, Flynn has played a role helping conservatives beat both Democrats and leftwing backed RINOs.” —Erick Erickson; Chief Editor of RedState
“A former policy director for the American Legislative Exchange Council and founder of Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, Mike Flynn has proven to be a standup patriot and true freedom-loving conservative with a titanium backbone. His strong background in conservative media and experience in holding Republican leaders accountable will make him indispensable in the trenches of Capitol Hill fighting for liberty and justice. It is time to get people in Washington with the founders’ passion for freedom and less government invasion and control of our lives, both private and public. Mike embodies the mission statement upon which GOH Conservative PAC was founded. He will surely stand on principle and govern as he campaigned – to get our country back on a responsible, practical, entrepreneurial road.” —Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-1)
“Mike Flynn is a conservative change agent who will promote pro-growth economic policies that will create jobs in Illinois. Out of control Washington spending by career politicians is pushing America to the brink of financial meltdown. Mike Flynn will confront the establishment. Darin LaHood will become part of the problem, not part of the solution.” —David Bossie; President of Citizens United PVF
Not only do Mike Flynn’s friends testify that he will join our Liberty Coalition in Congress, but his words and actions testify to his principles as well.
He has already been on the front lines fighting for liberty:
Flynn was also a policy advisor at the Libertarian-leaning Reason Foundation. In 2009, Mike joined with web pioneer Andrew Breitbart to launch BigGovernment.com, one of the nation’s most influential conservative websites. He’s published more than two dozen research studies on government policy, with a particular emphasis on government tax and spending policies. He has testified numerous times before U.S. Congress and dozens state legislatures and his research has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and dozens of other newspapers, periodicals and trade journals.
And when he gets to Washington D.C., he will fight for our principles:
The House of Representatives was envisioned by the Founders as the “People’s Chamber.” It is designed to be a citizens’ legislature, comprised of all walks of life with first-hand knowledge of how government policy impacts our lives.
In recent decades, however, the House of Representatives has become a chamber for the political class. It is made up of career politicians who move among different elected offices and have little memory of how the real world works. They live in a cocoon, immune from the regular pressures of life. They become citizens of Washington.
A seat in the House of Representatives is a sacred trust with the citizens. It is not a family heirloom to be handed down. It is not a trinket to be bargained over by elected officials. It is not something to be decided by an entrenched political class.
LLPH is proud to endorse Mike Flynn for Illinois’ 18th Congressional District. When he gets to Congress, he will join the likes of Reps. Louie Gohmert, Dave Brat, Thomas Massie, and others in telling the Republican Establishment, “LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE, NOT THE LOBBYISTS!” Darin LaHood will be sending a different message, calling for “listening to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ignoring the people.”
Here is Mike Flynn’s website: http://www.mikeflynnforcongress.com/
The special election is July 7, 2015, so any help is needed urgently. This is a race we can win, and it will send a huge message just like the Dave Brat election did. We defeated Cantor, we can defeat LaHood and send a principled conservative like Flynn to join Rep. Brat!