Monday, January 17, 2011

Senate Conservative Victory in 2012—an opportunity in Texas

From Senate Conservatives Fund

“Dear Fellow Conservative:

I have some very important news to share. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) announced yesterday that she will not seek a fourth term in 2012.

This is a major development because it opens up a Senate seat in a strong Republican state, giving us another opportunity to elect a principled conservative.

The Republican primary election for this seat won’t take place until March 6, 2012 but I expect several candidates to enter the race very soon.

The Senate Conservatives Fund will thoroughly evaluate each of these candidates to see if a clear standout emerges.

As you know, we don’t endorse liberal or wishy-washy Republicans (also known as RINOS—my addition). Our mission is to elect strong conservative leaders who have the courage to stand up and defend the principles of freedom that make America great.

In order to win the SCF endorsement, candidates have to demonstrate a deep commitment to conservative principles as well as a willingness to stand up to their own party when it’s wrong.

They also have to show they can build and run an effective campaign. Texas is a very large state and a winning candidate will need a strong statewide grassroots organization and the ability to raise money to get their message out.

Based on media reports following Senator Hutchison’s announcement, the Washington establishment appears to be lining up behind Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R).

However, the two candidates we hear about most from conservatives are Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R) and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R).

As you may remember, SCF encouraged Texas Governor Rick Perry to appoint Michael Williams to Senator Hutchison’s seat when she was expected to resign in the middle of her term. Michael is an outstanding conservative leader and he will be at the very top of our list as we consider candidates for an endorsement in the 2012 election.

We will keep you updated as this race develops. If you have information about the candidates or if you want to make a recommendation, please email us.

You can also help us identify and elect the strongest candidate in the field by making a contribution

to the Senate Conservatives Fund. The more support we can raise now, the more we will be able to do for conservative candidates next year.

Thank you for being a member of this community. SCF was able to elect strong conservatives to the Senate in 2010. With your help, we can do it again in 2012!


Jim DeMint

United States Senator

Chairman, Senate Conservatives Fund

Senate Conservatives Fund is a political action committee dedicated to electing true conservatives to the United States Senate. SCF seeks to bring bold conservative leadership to Washington by supporting only the most rock-solid, conservative Senate candidates nationwide.”

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A form is provided to download, fill out, and mail in along with the contribution.

Maximum contribution per year per person is $5,000.

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Now is the time to make contributions, find outstanding candidates, build a working organization, and plan for 2012. We had phenomenal success in 2010 doing much without the time frame necessary to properly plan and prepare. If we start immediately, plan, pray, and work hard; we can achieve even more in 2012 with GOD’S help.

We have responsibilities—to GOD, to ourselves, to the church, to our families, to our communities, to our nation, to the world, to GOD. Let’s do it. Let’s Take Back the Nation!