Pat Toomey Officially Endorses Blackwell

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Dec 15, 2008 2:33 PM
Several weeks ago, I noted that Club for Growth president Pat Toomey had endorsed (via a conversation with me) Ken Blackwell for RNC Chair.  Today, he makes it official.  Following is the letter announcing the news:

Dear RNC Member,

I pride myself on my experience as an economic conservative.

I worked with Jack Kemp on tax reform in 1995 to initiate the flat tax discussion, supported Steve Forbes on his Presidential campaign, and I continue serve on the board of both the Club for Growth and the National Taxpayers Union. 

Fiscal conservatism is something I take very seriously and, unfortunately, our party has lost its way on these important issues in recent years.  Renewing the Republican Party's economically conservative principles will be one of my top priorities as RNC Chairman.  It is the right thing to do for America and it is the right thing to do for the GOP.

I am proud to announce that Pat Toomey, the President of the Club for Growth, has endorsed my candidacy this morning.  He is at the forefront of the battle for fiscal conservatism and I am proud to have his support.  He joins Steve Forbes and other prominent fiscal conservatives as supporters of our campaign.  Please read Pat's letter below.

The endorsements for our campaign to rebuild the Republican Party and re-ignite the conservative revolution continue to grow.  Last week we announced that Steve Forbes, former candidate for RNC Chairman Chuck Yob, Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere, Oklahoma GOP Chairman Gary Jones, Alaska National Committeewoman Debbie Joslin, and Alaska National Committeeman Ralph Seekins all endorsed our campaign. 

I am very pleased to let you know that this week promises to be just as productive.

Thank you to those of you who have offered your support.  I look forward to talking with those of you who are still undecided or have previously endorsed another candidate.  Together, we can rebuild our once great Republican Party.

Sincerely,

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Ken Blackwell


Disclosure:  I have endorsed Ken Blackwell for RNC Chair.