Veiled Reference to Jim Oberweis, Sue Rezin and Ted Gradel as “deep pocketed party boss politicians” not lost on discerning voters
Echoes of Governor Susana Martinez (R, NM) Qualifying for Concealed Carry Video from 2011 Comes to Mind Too
14th district Republican congressional candidate Catalina Lauf is literally taking aim at her top-tier primary rivals in a post on her campaign Facebook page early Friday evening:
And in an August 19th Instagram post, she talks about her 9mm shooting practice, within 3 days before launching her campaign, donning the same t-shirt worn in the Facebook post.
McHenry County Blog has confirmed Lauf herself is aiming the gun, wearing the t-shirt from Veterans-owned Live Free or Die Apparel.
COMMENTARY: Lauf’s campaign is going on offense to gain support from 2nd amendment supporters not only locally, but from around the country.
And her veiled reference to her 3 top-tier opponents of Jim Oberweis, Sue Rezin and Ted Gradel will sooner or later be coupled with this reminder to passionate supporters of the 2nd amendment:
- Both Jim Oberweis and Sue Rezin voted in favor of the Illinois Red Flag Law on May 30, 2018 in the state senate
- Ted Gradel has yet to state a position on the 2nd amendment, per his campaign’s web site
And this Twitter exchange on the 2nd amendment and the Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 1585) with AOC shows Lauf’s knowledge and stance on congressional legislation impacting the 2nd amendment, over 2 weeks prior to declaring her candidacy:
In the August 25th interview in The Daily Wire, Lauf expanded on her view of the Violence Against Women act being unconstitutional due to 2nd amendment reasons:
“We need to stop compromising on our values. I’m disappointed when Republicans get cornered on an issue and cave to the other side.
“For example, the Violence Against Women Act. Of course, progressives named it that for obvious reasons, as a smokescreen so if anyone who voted against it they could immediately jump on them and say ‘Oh you’re against women?’
“Well, there’s more to that story. The ‘boyfriend loophole’ proposed a serious threat against our Constitution. We need people who will not cave, put our Constitution first, and stand up to pressure from the Left.
“I’m committed to doing that. Republicans, Americans as a whole frankly, deserve strong leaders. If you’ve been elected to be the voice of hundreds of thousands of people, your voice better be as powerful as hundreds of thousands of those people combined. That’s leadership.”The Daily Wire, August 25
Note: The “boyfriend loophole” of H.R. 1585 was also opposed by the NRA, additionally, 33 Republicans voted in favor of H.R. 1585 when it passed the House
Comments to her Facebook post includes responses from outside of Illinois claiming to have donated to her campaign financially.
And the reply-device embedded in the meme, that’s more contacts for her 2nd amendment coalition she is building. And adding 1st amendment freedom will allow her to expand the base.
With the strong support Lauf already has from A.B.A.T.E. including the open support of the DuKane A.B.A.T.E. president, now she expands her coalition base with passionate 2nd amendment supporters, she’s moving to build conservative coalitions which could lead to victory in the primary.
Whether Lauf expands the reach of this messaging beyond the 6,700+ Facebook followers remains to be seen.
And here is the amateur video shot in 2011 of Governor Susana Martinez (R, NM) requalifying for her concealed carry permit. This was shot a little over 8 months after taking office. Martinez served 2 terms as governor until term-limited out of office at the end of last year.
She was the first Latina elected governor of any state.
Bonus: Lauf Shares Door to Door Observations from 11/9
One wonders if this will also be used against Oberweis and Rezin, given what is being said by voters: