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Thank you for visiting LLPH Second Revolution.

On February 24, 2016, we officially launched our new website and group: LLPH Conservative Reform.

Visit our new website here: https://llphcr.wordpress.com/

Thank you for all you have done for liberty and freedom. We have grown the conservative movement, elected new leaders, and held members’ feet to the fire. We are just getting started.

In Liberty,

LLPH Second Revolution & the new LLPH Conservative Reform

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#LLPH Endorses Mary Thomas (@MaryThomasEsq) for #FL02! #TCOT #LLPHEndorsed #Liberty

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LLPH-Endorsed Mary Thomas (FL-02 CAND)

LLPH is proud to endorse Mary Thomas for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. Mary Thomas is exactly the type of conservative leader that we seek to send to Washington D.C., especially to represent this R+6 congressional district. She is a new, fresh conservative voice who will stand on principle and expand the Republican Party while working for a better future for the next generation of Americans.

Mary Thomas stated the following at her campaign announcement,

“My parents came to this country from India in 1972 and they came here legally, so illegal immigration is an issue that is very personal to both me and my family,” Thomas told Tallahassee’s WTXL. “So I think when President Obama issues unconstitutional and illegal amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, it’s not only an outrage to me, but it’s also an outrage to my parents and thousands of immigrants waiting in line to become Americans the legal way.”

“When I look in the mirror, I see someone who has lived the American dream,” Thomas commented during her announcement. “I believe what we need in Washington, is a fresh, conservative voice who will fight each day to protect the interests of our district and our great country. We need someone who has energy, passion, and the strong will to stand up for the interests and beliefs of the people that she represents. I am the right person for this job. I have a proven history of and experience in standing up for our district and our state, and this will not waiver,” she continued.

Mary Thomas’ positions on the issues have truly impressed LLPH. Many candidates, even Democrats and Republican members of the Surrender Caucus, speak in conservative platitudes saying “cut spending” or “control government,” but they fail to lay out specifics.

Here are some of Mary Thomas’ specific plans:

  • Cut spending across the board.
  • Adopt the Penny Plan by cutting one penny out of every dollar that the government spends each year for five years and capping spending at 18% of GDP. This would balance the budget by 2019 and reduce spending by $7.5 trillion over ten years.
  • Eliminate entire agencies like we did in Florida under Governor Rick Scott’s leadership.
  • Eliminate the IRS, Department of Education and the EPA.
  • Don’t support omnibus budgets that increase the debt ceiling and deficit spending.
  • Don’t support continuing resolutions as they allow Congress to continually evade doing its job.
  • Only consider clean budgets that don’t contain riders.
  • End taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.
  • Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children under 20 weeks.

She was one of the first three House candidates to be endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund. Ken Cuccinelli, the head of SCF, stated,

Mary Thomas is running for the Republican nomination in Florida’s open 2nd congressional district. She’s a constitutional lawyer and member of the Federalist Society who vetted judicial nominees in Florida for Governor Rick Scott’s administration. Thomas is the daughter of first-generation immigrants from India and knows personally the value of living the American Dream. Her primary opponent is a liberal Republican who is supported by the establishment in Washington and Tallahassee. He lobbied for Obamacare when he worked for the Florida Medical Association and opposes Obamacare’s repeal. Mary Thomas is the clear choice for conservatives and she needs our support.

She is also backed by our allies at the Madison Project who stated in their endorsement,

At 37 years of age, Mary Thomas is a rising star in conservative politics. A general counsel inside Governor Rick Scott’s administration in Florida since 2011, Mary has been involved in interviewing the governor’s nominees as well as serving as general counsel for the Department of Elder’s Affairs in Florida. Already having made the repeal of Obamacare a core component of her campaign, Mary impressed us with her deep knowledge of the Constitution. We have seen this a few times before with great Madison Project candidates-the one that comes to mind is Ted Cruz.
Florida’s 2nd Congressional District is currently held by a Democrat but with redistricting it is now a strong Republican district which means whoever wins the Republican primary looks to win this seat comfortably in the general election next November. Though Mary has raised a healthy six figures, she is up against a well funded moderate in the race who, as a lobbyist, fought for the expansion of Medicaid as a part of Obamacare and is on record saying he opposes the repeal of Obamacare because it would “jar the economy and leave many people without care.”
This is an opportunity for us to make history as a team, not only by helping Mary win but by helping elect the first Indian-American female to Congress, one who has promised us her first order of business in Washington, DC will be to join the House Freedom Caucus.
We are thrilled to endorse her and look forward to helping her win both the primary and the general election.
Mary Thomas is expected to go up against Democrat Rep. Gwen Graham in this Republican-leaning district in the general election. Rep. Graham voted for the bloated budgets and omnibus bills, opposed Penny Plan spending cuts, has consistently stood by Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. She tries to pretend to be a “moderate” by voting against Nancy Pelosi, but the rest of her voting record reads like a carbon copy of Pelosi’s record, which is hurting Floridians and Americans across the country.
Unfortunately, the Republican Surrender Caucus is no better. They are hoping to put up Dr. Neal Dunn, who supported Democrat Senator Bill Nelson and turncoat Charlie Crist. Dunn also has a questionable record on Obamacare, and how his voice will promote conservatism is beyond anyone’s imagination. It is fascinating to LLPH how Surrender Caucus Republicans always call for expanding the party, yet when given the chance to put a fresh voice in Congress, they back away from the chance because they claim she is “too conservative.” If the best we are going to get is an echo of Rep. Graham and her liberal agenda, with the only difference being a R instead of a D, then we might as well not bother trying to replace her.

Mary Thomas will not be a member of the Surrender Caucus. She will fight for liberty and stand by the Constitution. She will help support current LLPH Team Members, and we are proud to endorse her for 2016.

Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a TRUE LLPH CONSERVATIVE Mary Thomas for election in 2016 to represent Florida’s 2nd Congressional District in the 115th Congress!

Here is Mary Thomas’ campaign website: http://www.runwithmary.com/

Follow him on Twitter at: @MaryThomasEsq and LIKE him on Facebook HERE.

Let’s gain this seat and place it in the hands of liberty-loving conservatives.

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#LLPH Endorses #AZ04 Rep. Paul Gosar (@RepGosar)! #TCOT #LLPHEndorsed #Liberty

Paul Gosar

LLPH-Endorsed Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ 04)

Rep. Paul Gosar has been a strong, conservative leader. He has voted against every bloated budget and omnibus bill. He is a strong proponent of spending cuts and is part of the small group of conservatives who LLPH can depend upon on major votes. A lot of the votes are difficult in Congress, but Rep. Gosar is one of the few who checks each vote against the Constitution. We need more representatives like him.

He is one of the few to have voted against the many continuing resolutions, terrible budget deals including the most recent “Bipartisan” Budget Agreement which did away with one of the true spending cuts in the rate of spending.

Rep. Gosar was one of the few Republicans to oppose the recent Trade Promotion Authority, which expanded the President’s authority on trade matters. He went so far as to buck the leadership and oppose the rule for the bill.

He voted against Speaker John Boehner in 2015 and has consistently called for a return to regular order.

His primary challenger will just join the Go Along to Get Along Caucus in Washington and surrender to the liberals of both parties every opportunity he gets. This is what Rep. Gosar’s challenger, Ray Strauss, wrote,

This is what Representatives who live east of the Mississippi understand and why they value placement on the Transportation Committee where US highway dollars are allocated leading to economic growth and jobs.

Strauss is a dangerous Republican, who will seek to spend more money than our government has. Our national debt continues to increase, and Strauss is the type who wants to continue to bust our budgets.

LLPH is thankful to Rep. Paul Gosar who holds a strong A+ on our scorecard, one of the few representatives to hold that score and is a great member of LLPH’s Team. He is a voice for freedom, not an echo of the Surrender Caucus.

Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a representative of the people, and a TRUE LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE Rep. Paul Gosar for re-election in 2016 to represent Arizona’s 4th Congressional District in the 115th Congress!

It may be a tough fight. But LLPH will not leave our men behind, especially when they have stood by us during the toughest of fights.

Here is Rep. Gosar’s campaign website: http://www.gosarforcongress.com/

Follow him on Twitter at: @RepPaulGosar and LIKE him on Facebook HERE.

Let’s win this seat and keep it in the hands of liberty-loving conservatives.

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#LLPH Endorses Becky Gerritson for #AL02 (@BeckyGerritson)! #TCOT #LLPHEndorsed #Liberty

Becky Gerritson

LLPH-Endorsed Becky Gerritson (R-AL 02 CAND)

“I’m a born free American woman. Wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well being and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty, and you have faltered…”

-Becky Gerritson Congressional testimony (June 4, 2013)

A citien who stood up to the IRS when they abused their powers is ready to be a member of Congress to stand up to the Establishment who is failing to use their powers.

Meet Becky Gerritson:

A year later, Becky’s national involvement led to national attention. A primary target of the IRS scandal, she was called upon to testify regarding the abuses before Congress. Her heartfelt, passionate, and articulate testimony not only drew attention to the sins of the IRS it also put voice to the frustration felt by many Americans toward a government that had far outgrown what it was intended to be. Becky’s words inspired the masses and have served as a galvanizing force for the movement.

Passionate about teaching and educating Americans as well as standing for conservative principles, Becky has continued to oppose Common Core, fight the IRS, and stand for limiting the role of the federal government like the Founders intended.

Now, Becky sees the dysfunction in Washington and the failure of the Establishment and feels compelled to step forward. A concerned citizen, wife, and mother Becky is NOT a politician. This Born Free American Woman stands ready to serve the people of Alabama in Congress.

Becky Gerritson is challenging Surrender Caucus Rep. Martha Roby, who has the disgraceful record of an F-rating from LLPH while representing a R+17 district. Roby supported the Ryan-Murray Budget, the $1 Trillion Omnibus Bill FY 2014, and the CRomnibus, which surrendered the majorities we had just acquired in the 2014 elections. Rep. Roby has also been a strong opponent of the Penny Plan, being one of the few members to vote against every single Penny Plan amendment.

Becky Gerritson has been endorsed by our allies at Eagle Forum, Conservative HQ, and conservative leader Erick Erickson.

Eagle Forum’s leader Phyllis Schlafly stated in their endorsement,

“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.’

“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.

Becky Gerritson will not be a member of the Surrender Caucus. She will fight for liberty and stand by the Constitution. She will help support current LLPH Team Members, and we are proud to endorse her for 2016.

Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a TRUE LLPH CONSERVATIVE Becky Gerritson for election in 2016 to represent Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in the 115th Congress!

Here is Becky Gerritson’s campaign website: http://beckyforcongress.com/

Follow him on Twitter at: @BeckyGerritson and LIKE him on Facebook HERE.

Let’s gain this seat and place it in the hands of liberty-loving conservatives.

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#Senate Key Vote: #LLPH Urges NO Vote on Wilhelmina Wright for District Court! #KeyVote #TCOT

LLPH urges all senators to vote NO on Wilhelmina Wright for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Wright has a radical leftist agenda, and the Republican Senate should not be aiding in her confirmation in any way or form. We will maintain the right to score either the cloture or final vote.

Our friends at the Heritage Action wrote,

On Tuesday, the Senate is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Wilhelmina Wright for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Wright, who currently serves on Minnesota’s Supreme Court, has a troubling track record, which includes racially-charged accusations against President Ronald Reagan and statements indicating previous opposition to the constitutional understanding of property rights. Justice Wright once wrote in a law review that:

“White people are running and hiding.  Their mad scramble is aided by a Chief Justice [Justice Rehnquist] who owned racially restrictive property and a Presidential administration [President Reagan] that believes bigotry, poverty, and poor educational opportunities for most public school students are the unavoidable fruits of a “thriving” free market economy.”

And later in the same review, she wrote “the sanctity of property and the belief in the hierarchy of races” undergirds racism in America. According to a recent Daily Signal article, when questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee about these statements, she qualified them by saying “the writing was ‘inartful’ and made without ‘all of the training and experience that I have now.’” The fact that her nomination has been guided through the process by two liberal Democrats, Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), should also raise concerns.

Confirming Justice Wright to a lifetime appointment on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is also the wrong response to this President’s recent overreach. Heritage legal expert Hans von Spakovsky explains President Obama “will go down in history as one of the most lawless of American presidents, someone who – with the help of his political appointees – has ignored, changed, or bent the law and the Constitution on every occasion.”

Last week, the White House chief of staff declared that “We’ll do audacious executive action over the course of the rest of the year, I’m confident of that.”  Given the president’s most recent unilateral actions intended to arbitrarily increase immigration and undermine the Second Amendment, senators should take his promise seriously.

This was further explained in a recent Heritage Action memo, calling on Congress to stand up to the president:

“Repeated executive power grabs threaten to undo the system of checks and balances written into our Constitution. The president’s actions have not only marginalized the legislature, they have also begun eroding the independence of our nation’s judicial system by stacking the courts with liberal judges who interpret the Constitution to serve this president’s radical progressive agenda.

“Our system of government requires each branch to jealously guard its prerogatives, and President Obama routinely tramples over the legislature’s prerogatives. Senators should not stand by idly for the next 12 months. They must act to reassert their constitutional prerogatives.”

If Senate Republicans band together and block this nomination, it will be a strong first step on a long path towards the Congress reasserting their constitutional prerogatives and defending the rule of law.

We urge all senators to vote NO on Wright’s nomination and may include this vote in our scorecard.

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#LLPH #FYI-Scorecards will be updated this weekend!

LLPH is officially announcing that we intend to update our scorecard this weekend beginning from Friday evening until possibly Monday afternoon.

Therefore, LLPH’s Congressional scorecards will be inaccessible this weekend.

Thank you for your patience.

In Liberty,

LLPH Staff

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#LLPH Endorses Pattie Curran for #NC05 (@PattieCurran)! #TCOT #LLPHEndorsed #Liberty

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LLPH-Endorsed Pattie Curran (R-NC 05 CAND)

Since LLPH was established in 2012, we have endorsed many candidates and legislators who love liberty and work hard to defend the Constitution. Many candidates begin as underdogs like LLPH Team Members Representatives Jim Bridenstine, Ted Yoho, and Dave Brat. LLPH does not endorse candidates only when we are positive they can win; we endorse candidates who stand by our principles and have shown that they are willing to fight to win their race.

Pattie Curran is definitely considered an underdog in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District. She is running against a powerful incumbent (Rep. Virginia Foxx) with a $2 million+ war chest. But as Rep. Brat showed, a candidate does not need a huge war chest to win (although having money is important); he/she needs principles and the willingness to work to win.

As of today (January 10, 2016), Ms. Curran posted the following:

I made it to 548 houses this week, bringing my total to 6,632. It’s been great meeting the wonderful people who live in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional district. It will be an HONOR to SERVE you in Congress.‪#‎TeamWeThePeople‬

Pattie Curran is working to get votes in a way that we wished all candidates would work to get votes, by going door to door and offering a handshake and a promise…a promise to stand with the people of North Carolina’s 5th and not the DC establishment Surrender Caucus. She has shown while campaigning that she is willing to work hard to get votes and stand by conservative principles.

A local newspaper, the Kernersville News covered the race:

In the months since announcing her intention to run against Foxx in the Republican primary, Curran said nothing has changed her mind or opinion on the lack of conservative principles being displayed in the nation’s capital.
“Conservatives are disappointed,” Curran said Monday afternoon as she talked about her campaign and filing her candidacy earlier this month.
Curran’s displeasure with the status quo in Washington D.C. was apparent after Congress voted to pass the most recent omnibus bill on December 18 when she posted the following on her campaign’s Facebook page:
“Still angry over yesterday’s omnibus passing the Republican controlled House and Senate. We called, we tweeted, emailed ….and we the people were ignored again. We were attacked by moderate Republicans for not understanding.”
The bill, which keeps the federal government operating through next fall, funded all the things conservatives have complained about, including Planned Parenthood, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and the Syrian refugee program.
She continued.
“Both parties are working in collusion against the will of the American people. I’m tired of being ignored.”
It’s that sense of disappointment that Curran hopes will compel her to win over Foxx in the primary, but she knows it is an uphill battle.
“This is a grassroots effort. I am not a six-term career politician with a $2 million war chest. This is about taking back what’s rightfully ours. We need bold conservative leadership in Washington who say, ‘no, this is not right,” Curran said on Monday.

But aside from her strong conservative principles, Pattie Curran has lived these principles in her daily life. That is another key attribute that LLPH looks for when we endorse candidates. Have they actually sought ways besides running for office to be involved in working to improve our country?

Pattie enlisted in the Army National Guard (ARNG) when she turned 18 and later attended Officer Candidate School, receiving her commission just prior to her college graduation. She was awarded The Army Achievement Medal for meritorious achievement while serving as Executive Officer for HHD 165th Transportation Battalion. She received academic and athletic scholarships to help pay for the first few years of college, then transferred to Louisiana State University where the ARNG continued to pay for her tuition. She graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Religious Studies. Right out of college, she took the social work certification test (TX) and became a certified social worker.

Pattie and her husband, Chris, have been married for 22 years and have 3 children. Two of their children have a rare disease, Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome with secondary mitochondrial disease.

Pattie is an activist at heart. She has worked tirelessly to defund and repeal Obamacare, end the Export-Import Bank, to stop Common Core and to stop the assault on religious liberty. Her work has been published online and in the Washington Times and she has been interviewed on FOX News and News Max numerous times over her fight to repeal Obamacare.

Pattie Curran is running against incumbent Rep. Virginia Foxx in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, which according to Cook PVI is a R+11 district. The Surrender Caucus repeatedly tells us that we should not challenge moderates from Republican-leaning or Democrat districts. LLPH actually agrees with them in many cases, but Rep. Foxx is not a “moderate from a Republican-leaning or Democrat district”. She is a Republican from a very Republican district, which she is misrepresenting.

Rep. Foxx has voted for the $1 Trillion+ CRomnibus FY 2015, the recent $1 Trillion+ Omnibus FY 2016, and the Ryan-Murray Budget, all of which were more than 1,000 pages and rushed to the floor with less than 48 hours to read. The worst part is that as a member of the House Rules Committee, Rep. Foxx has used her power to shut down any debate on conservative amendments to these bills.

Perhaps her worst vote was opposing the A-PLUS Act amendment to the recent education bill, which would have restored more power over education to the states and local governments. She was the ONLY Republican from North Carolina to oppose this amendment offered by fellow North Carolinian, Rep. Mark Walker. No wonder she currently has a D on LLPH’s scorecard (at times getting Cs on her really good months).

Pattie Curran will not be a member of the Surrender Caucus nor will she be simply a swing vote like the current representative is. She will fight for liberty and stand by the Constitution. She will help support current LLPH Team Members, and we are proud to endorse her for 2016.

Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a TRUE LLPH CONSERVATIVE Pattie Curran for election in 2016 to represent North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District in the 115th Congress!

Here is Pattie Curran’s campaign website: https://pattiecurran.com/

Follow him on Twitter at: @PattieCurran and LIKE him on Facebook HERE.

Let’s gain this seat and place it in the hands of liberty-loving conservatives.

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