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

Mary Thomas FL 02

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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