June 29, 2012
REP. MICHELE BACHMANN(R-MN), FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, ENDORSES STEARNS FOR HIS STEADFAST SUPPORT OF TEA PARTY PRINCIPLES
REP. PAUL RYAN(R-WI), CHAIRMAN OF HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE ENDORSES STEARNS FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO RESTORING FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY IN WASHINGTON
JUNE 29, 2012 – Two important leaders in the conservative movement are adding their support for Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) in Florida’s Congressional District 3. Both know firsthand Stearns’ conservative record and are endorsing his candidacy so he can continue fighting to restore fiscal sanity in Congress.
As a self-proclaimed “Constitutional Conservative,” Bachmann is committed to fixing Washington’s broken ways by advocating for America’s adherence to the Constitution. Bachmann has become known on Capitol Hill as a member who champions tax reform, works to cut wasteful government spending and supports limiting the size of our government. A Tea Party favorite, Bachmann was a recent candidate for President of the United States. As members of the House Tea Party Caucus, Bachmann and Stearns provide Tea Party activists access to Congress. Last night, Bachmann and Stearns were two of only five House members to participate in a nationwide Tea Party Unity Rally sponsored by TeaParty.net and including the founder of the Tea Party Nation, Justin Phillips. Bachmann said in her endorsement, “Cliff Stearns was one of the first members from Florida to embrace the Tea Party, speaking at our rallies in D.C. and in Florida. He is steadfast in supporting the Tea Party agenda and I endorse his election in Congressional District 3.”
The Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan, has offered the only budget proposals that have been approved in Congress since 2009. Stearns has supported Ryan’s comprehensive budget proposal that tackles the interrelated crises in health care, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the tax code and the national deficit. This plan puts the budget on the path to balance and the economy on the path to prosperity. Because of his tough fiscal stances, Stearns is one of only 53 House and Senate members to be named a Taxpayers Hero in 2012 by the National Taxpayers Union. In endorsing Stearns, Ryan said: “Cliff Stearns supported my budget in every session of Congress and believes in balancing our budget and restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington. I’m proud to endorse Cliff Stearns for election in Congressional District 3.”
Said Stearns, “It has been an honor to join Michele Bachmann and Paul Ryan in the fight to preserve out Constitution, to limit the growth of government, and to address the worsening debt crisis. I deeply appreciate their support and I look forward to joining them in the next Congress in restoring our nation and safeguarding the rights of the American people.”