I guess that’s not much of a surprise, but one of my readers felt strongly enough to send me McCain’s email, which follows:
Next year, Illinois voters will have the opportunity to elect a new U.S. Senator. The people of Illinois deserve a Senator who will restore honest government, strengthen our national security, fight for veterans and bring fiscal discipline to Washington.
Mark has served honorably in the United States Congress since 2001. During his time in Congress, he has been a consensus builder and worked tirelessly to support our troops, veterans and the citizens of the State of Illinois.
As a Commander in the United States Navy Reserve, Mark has served his country with distinction in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and Bosnia. During his tenure in Congress, Mark deployed to Afghanistan in December 2008. His firsthand knowledge of our military and his service in the Middle East makes him an unparalleled leader in Congress on these important issues.
Mark shares our values, the same vision for America’s future, and works relentlessly to stop the budget-busting, big government agenda. He is the kind of valued leader that we need in the Senate who will work to find the common sense solutions the people of Illinois expect to see from their leaders.
I hope you will join me in supporting Mark Kirk’s campaign for U. S. Senate by following this link to make a donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more before December 31st. Any amount you can give up to the $2400 legal limit will help his campaign as they approach their primary election in February.
His potential Democrat challengers are well-funded. The national Democratic Party does not want to lose Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. And they will do whatever it takes to keep control of this seat. So I hope you will take a moment today to support his campaign by giving as generously as you can.
Thank you for your support and I wish you and your family a happy holiday season.
P.S. I have been honored and humbled to have your support in the past, and I hope Mark Kirk can count on you to help him win what will be a competitive campaign. Please follow this link to make an immediate contribution to help Mark Kirk’s campaign start 2010 with as much financial strength as possible.Thank you.
The friend of McHenry County Blog who forwarded this to me had these comments:
“Mark Kirk shares our values and will face a competitive campaign.”
SHARES OUR VALUES?
Not any voter that I know, here in Illinois!
Pass this far and wide, and invite your contacts to contact John McCain and tell him how wrong he is. Remember, he lost the election last year, we now have a loser telling us to vote for a loser? I don’t think so!
- voted against the troop surge in Iraq;
- received an F- from the NRA; 1
- 100% rating from Planned Parenthood;
- against traditional marriage;
- voted for Cap and Trade
… these among other liberal voting records of Mark Kirk.
Maybe McCain doesn’t know Kirk’s voting record, and that WE THE PEOPLE have had enough!