by The Journal
The Journal gives its endorsement to Jeff Duncan in the Republican primary race for the 3rd Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives. Duncan is running in a crowded field of candidates, but he has distinguished himself in the S.C. House since 2002 as a leader with the vision to represent South Carolina’s 3rd District in Washington. Now, more than any time in many decades, men and women of vision and integrity are needed in the halls of Congress. Duncan can be a voice to help direct the United States back toward the course of fiscal conservatism, limited government and strength and respect in the world.
Organizations such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Club for Growth do not bestow their praise on legislators without much research and deliberation. Duncan has won accolades from both, receiving an A+ rating from the Club for Growth and the Guardian of Small Business Award from the NFIB.
- Secure our borders
- Enforce our immigration laws
- No amnesty. Period
Jeff Duncan and Minuteman Project founder, Jim Gilchrist, will be traveling the 3rd Congressional District Monday and Tuesday (May 24th & 25th) on the Secure our Borders, Enforce our Laws tour.
Jeff has been a leading advocate in the state Legislature for tougher laws aimed at discouraging illegal immigration. In Congress, Jeff will fight for enhanced border protection systems and disrupt all attempts to grant any form of amnesty to illegals. Enforcing our immigration laws and securing our borders must be a top priority in the next Congress.
Come out and show your support for securing our nations' borders and demand action against illegal immigration from Washington.
Monday, May 24th, 2010
8:45am Seneca Family Restaurant (515 Us-123-Byp, Seneca)
10:00am Arrive at Liberty Bell Restaurant (325 West Main Street, Liberty, SC 29657)
1:00pm Lunch at Sweet Peas in Greenwood (464 Bypass 72 Nw, #E, Greenwood, SC 29649)
(All -I've promoted this to the front page to as a way to introduce some of you to Jeff Duncan, who's a great conservative running for Congress in the 3rd district in South Carolina. He deserves our support. - Drew McKissick)
I just wanted to send you all a few highlights from the swelling ranks of conservative bloggers who are supporting my candidacy to be the next Congressman in South Carolina's Third Congressional district. Excerpts are below with links to the full article.
In Henery's Wake - Let’s send “Mr. Smith” to Washington: "Jeff Duncan has a proven track record of fighting for the liberties and the pocketbooks of the taxpayers. I know he’ll start shaking things up in Washington, because he’s been doing it in Columbia." (full article)
I was proud to have earned the endorsement of the Independence Caucus this week. The Independence Caucus was started by volunteers working to elect Jason Chaffetz to Congress in 2008. Tired of the unsustainable spending and growth in Washington, iCaucus fights to elect candidates who will faithfully represent and actively listen to their constituents. Below is an excerpt from the official endorsement.
The Independence Caucus carefully chooses candidates based on an extensive vetting process, and after running the gambit, Jeff Duncan, can now count himself as one of Independence Caucus’ family.
Jeff plans to continue his crusade against big government and higher taxes in Washington, and believes that South Carolinians have a right to be upset over the irresponsible growth they have seen in recent years. His support for businesses and job creation has earned him the “Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Jeff hopes to bring his pro-jobs record to Washington. Achieving energy independence should be a top national security and economic priority for the United States, and South Carolina’s third congressional district is poised to help lead the way. Jeff looks forward to stirring up Washington with the same enthusiasm for fiscal responsibility as the tens of thousands of South Carolinians have showed recently during the Tea Party Movement. He will ensure that America honors its commitment to our veterans, and that our combat and support troops have the proper tools and equipment to accomplish their objectives and return safely. Illegal immigration is a major problem in this country and a direct threat to our national security. Jeff has been a strong advocate in the State House for strengthening and enforcing immigration laws and will continue his fight in Washington. Jeff is opposed to any form of amnesty.
We’re on TV! I’m excited to have our consistent conservative message hitting the airwaves all across the Third district this week. You can check out our new video here and see all of our web videos here.
Also, a quick reminder that you have to be registered by Saturday, May 8th to vote in June’s primary. Please visit SCVOTES.org to check your registration and polling location. If you’re not registered to vote or you’ve moved since the last time you voted, please visit here for more information.
As you know we are in the home stretch of the campaign. Our message of limited government, lower taxes, and secure borders has energized voters from all across the district. But in these final weeks I need your help. Please reply to this email with your contact information or fill out the volunteer form on our website (click here) in order to help propel us across the finish line on June 8th. We need volunteers to operate phone banks, place signs, help with mailers and lots more. Even if you only have a few hours to give, I would greatly appreciate your time and effort.
“With a conservative voting record in the State House, Duncan will help a growing House Republican membership get back to the conservative and ethical principles which, when abandoned by the House GOP leadership, cost them their Congressional majority. Republican congressmen like Jeff Duncan will help regain the majority – and provide the consistent commitment to ethics and principles needed to keep it – which is why Third District voters should vote for him in the upcoming Republican Primary.”
Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee today gave his endorsement for the Republican 3rd Congressional District nomination to Jeff Duncan, calling him a no-nonsense leader who will “shake up the Washington establishment the moment he is sworn into office.”
Thompson, a lawyer, actor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate, added his endorsement to that of the fiscally conservative grassroots Club for Growth, and former Congressional competitor State Senator Shane Massey.
“Jeff is a fiscal conservative champion, which is why he is one of only 11 candidates in the nation along with Sen. Jim DeMint to be endorsed by the Club for Growth,” Thompson said. “And let me tell you, Jeff wasn’t placed on a national short list of leading fiscally conservative candidates just for voting right.”
Duncan, a Laurens businessman, is a four-term state House of Representatives member and chairs the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs Committee.
Thompson said, “With Jeff, what you see is what you get. Jeff Duncan is a consistent conservative whose beliefs don’t change with shifting political winds. Jeff Duncan doesn’t need a poll to show him how to vote, and his beliefs don’t conveniently change when it’s an election year. When Jeff votes, he simply follows the Constitution of the United States of America.” read more »
I am proud and honored to have recently received the endorsement from my dear friend and fellow conservative, state Senator Shane Massey.
The following is a statement from Senator Shane Massey:
“When I decided last year to run for Congress, I did so, in large part, out of a frustration with what America has become. I am deeply concerned about irresponsible borrowing and spending, excessive government involvement in private affairs, and an elitist, out-of-touch Congress that seems to care very little about what the average American wants.”
“Although I am no longer a candidate for Congress, my concern about the direction of this country has not changed. But correcting that course will not be easy. It will require strong and consistent conservative leaders who will fight to shake up the Washington establishment with commons sense solutions.”
“We are fortunate in this congressional race to have several decent and well-qualified candidates. I’ve gotten to know them all over the past year, and I consider them all friends. But I get to vote for just one, and I intend to vote for Rep. Jeff Duncan.”
“With Jeff, what you see is what you get. He talks frequently of his commitment to end the borrowing and spending binge in Washington and his determination to protect the values South Carolinians hold dear. And that’s not just campaign rhetoric. Jeff has been a consistent conservative during his service in the S.C. House of Representatives. He’s been endorsed by the fiscally conservative National Club for Growth. In fact, Jeff is one of just eleven candidates in the nation along with Sen. Jim DeMint to receive that endorsement.”