Governor Sarah Palin Endorses Conservative Sandy Adams for U.S. House
Orlando, FL – Today, freshman Sandy Adams announced that she had earned the endorsement of former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin. Governor Palin's support is proof-positive that Sandy Adams is the conservative choice for Florida’s new 7th Congressional District.
"Governor Sarah Palin has led the charge for conservatives," said Adams. "While many politicians subscribe to the notion of the status quo, Governor Palin has risen above it. She knows that the true power of our country comes from the American people – not the Washington establishment or special interest groups. Governor Palin knows our nation is drowning in debt and the only way for our country to survive is to send true fiscal conservatives to Washington, D.C.
"Americans need representatives who will truly listen to them and that care about the direction our country is heading. I didn’t run for Congress because I wanted to be a politician, I ran because I was concerned about the future for our grandchildren and children. I refuse to accept business as usual in Washington, because I know Central Floridians deserve better than a career politician like my opponent."
Today, Gov. Palin made the following endorsement of Adams:
"In 2012, we have a unique opportunity to elect more commonsense conservatives to Congress, but that alone is not enough. We must support conservatives who are with us on the issues but not weighed down with the burden of crony capitalism that is so prevalent in Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Sandy Adams is just one of those candidates. Unlike her opponent, Sandy is free from the shackles of lobbyists and back door dealings in Washington. As someone who served in the military and a career law enforcement officer, Sandy doesn’t have time or the patience for the business as usual ways of Washington. Washington insiders on both sides of the aisle have spent this country into massive debt and put our children’s future at risk. Let’s start to restore power to the people. Please join me in supporting Sandy Adams today."
- Sarah Palin
Adams was endorsed by Gov. Palin in her race against an incumbent Democrat in 2010, and that support helped contribute to a 20 point win in November. At the beginning of this election, Adams approached Palin about continuing that support in her race for re-election. In her letter to Palin, Adams wrote:
During the 2008 presidential campaign your candidacy for vice president shone a bright spotlight on the need for politicians to answer to the people they are seeking to represent. You spoke out against the entrenched bureaucracy that holds our economy down, against the mainstream media who go along with the status quo to maintain their access to power, and against the special interests who too often control the levers of power in politics.
While ultimately unsuccessful, your outspokenness helped a new generation of politicians who were not afraid to stand up to the old guard, who are willing to challenge the status quo, and who believe that the brightest days of our republic lie ahead of us. For that I thank you.
Today I am writing to once again ask for your endorsement in my reelection bid for Congress. This year, however, it is not a Democrat that chose to run against me, but rather a fellow Republican. Rather than run in a district with more than 70 percent of the people living there currently in his congressional district, my opponent has chosen to run against me for reelection. A twenty-year incumbent who has a long history of favoring earmarks, foreign travel and who once proclaimed he was President Obama's "biggest cheerleader" for the high speed rail boondoggle, my opponent epitomizes what is wrong with Washington, D.C.
Today’s endorsement by Gov. Palin adds to a long list of conservative organizations committed to supporting freshman Sandy Adams in her race against a 20-year incumbent politician. To date, Adams has been endorsed by the Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, Maggie's List, VIEW PAC, the National Right to Life, SBA List, the National Defense PAC, the Government is Not God PAC, David Barton, Erick Erickson, the Central Florida Tea Party Council, and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.