Monday, March 3, 2008
From Bill Lampton, campaign manager for David Landrum, who is running for the Third Congressional District as a Republican/verbatim:
I was as surprised as you were to read the Clarion Ledger article yesterday about David and Jill's voting history. It did not fairly represent the David and Jill that we know, admire and respect. They've both made important commitments over the years to good government and the Republican Party. Like you, I am enormously grateful that a man of David's integrity and character would join in the rigors of a political campaign to represent Mississippians in Congress.
David tells me that he and Jill vividly remember voting in those elections that the newspaper questioned. David sent a staffer to find their signatures and confirm. Unfortunately, a press release was sent out by the campaign staff without David's knowledge and approval. It never occurred to either David or Jill to verify the signatures. David accepts responsibility for an honest mistake. Unfortunately, the election commissioner's office reports that the voting affidavits that would have confirmed their participation are missing.
A lot of us have known David Landrum for many years, and I know you'll agree that we need a man of David's character and his tough, get things done, no nonsense approach to tackle the complicated problems in Washington. I'm proud to support my friend David Landrum, and I hope you'll join me with your endorsement in an ad to run in the Clarion Ledger. The text for the ad is below. Thank you for your help in sending David to Washington.
If you would like for your name to appear with this ad, please reply to this email. If you know of anyone else that would like to be included, please forward this email to them so they can reply. Please include your name, how it should be printed, and the city where you live.
David Landrum for Congress
TEXT OF THE NEWSPAPER AD
These are tough, challenging times for Mississippians. Now, more than ever, we need a candidate with the character, experience and a tough, no nonsense approach to solving the problems in Washington. We need David Landrum in Congress!
We are proud to support David Landrum. David is a successful businessman, a committed Christian, family man who is dedicated to government that works, and a long-time supporter of the Republican Party. We need David Landrum in Congress!
The issues we face are complicated and critical to our future. As our next Congressman, David Landrum will work to provide more affordable healthcare, work to protect Social Security, work to bring better jobs to Mississippi, work to stop illegal immigration, work to find solutions for cheaper energy sources, and fight to protect the rights of our veterans. We need David Landrum in Congress!
Join us on Tuesday, March 11th, and let's send David Landrum to Congress!
Uuuuummmmm. This can't be the guy who made all those commercials about integrity, southern values, et al. I keep forgetting! What's new in Hollywood?
- Ray Carter