Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Today is Election Day, and the eyes of the nation have been on three important races in particular: the race in the NY 23rd Congressional District, the gubernatorial race in New Jersey, and the gubernatorial race in Virginia.
Yesterday, via Facebook, Sarah Palin implored: "Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!" We already know the impact Palin has had on that race. After her endorsement of Doug Hoffman, support for him poured in, and Dede Scozzafava stepped aside.
Also yesterday, in support of Bob McDonnell in Virginia--although independent of his campaign--Governor Palin made robocalls. Listen to the call below, in which she says:
Virginia, hello, this is Sarah Palin calling to urge you to go to the polls Tuesday and vote to share our principles. The eyes of America will be on Virigina and make no mistake about it, every vote counts. So don't take anything for granted, vote your values on Tuesday, and urge your friends and family to vote, too. Thank you.(h/t C4P)
Finally, concerning New Jersey, in her endorsement of Chris Christie, Palin predicts;
Watch New Jersey's economy come alive under new leadership that will put government back on the side of the people! Chris Christie promises this new leadership.
While our eyes are on these three races, which have huge importance to our nation, do not fail to see the importance of your local races. Votes for highway superintendent and city councilman may not receive the same publicity as the races for Congress and governor, but they are still important. So exercise your right today.
UPDATE: Via Governor Palin's Facebook page:
It's Imperative That We Exercise Our Right to Vote Today
“...the right which woman needed above every other, the one indeed which would secure to her all the others, was the right of suffrage.”
Susan B. Anthony used those words to describe the cause she spent her life fighting for: the right of an American woman to cast a ballot for the candidate of her choice. Because of Susan B. Anthony’s tireless efforts and the courage and dedication of countless others, millions of American women will head to the polls today to exercise their right to vote.
When we consider the sacrifices made to give us this right, there is simply no excuse not to vote.
Today, the eyes of the nation are drawn in particular to the three big elections occurring on the east coast. New Jersey and Virginia will be electing new governors, and the 23rd Congressional District of New York will be sending a new representative to Washington D.C. The choices are clear in all three races.
In New York’s 23rd Congressional District race, Doug Hoffman represents the return of the ordinary citizen-politician who is dedicated to bringing fiscal sanity back to Washington, D.C. Doug’s message of cutting spending, lowering taxes, and ending the outrageous growth in the size and scope of the federal government has resonated throughout his district and the country. Voting for Doug Hoffman will send an important message to the powers that be: no more politics as usual.
The governor’s race in New Jersey is a referendum on the failed fiscal policies of the state’s current governor. New Jersey suffers under the highest tax burden in the nation – a burden which has caused many New Jerseyans to leave their home state for better economic prospects elsewhere. Chris Christie is dedicated to ending the reckless spending, the tax hikes, and the corruption that has plagued New Jersey for far too long. A vote for Chris Christie as the next governor of New Jersey will help to lead this great state – “The Crossroads of the Revolution” – back to prosperity.
In Virginia, Bob McDonnell’s commitment to lower taxes and fiscal responsibility make him the common sense choice in the governor’s race. If Bob’s honorable military service and track record as Virginia’s Attorney General are any indications of how he will handle the governorship, then it is safe to say that Virginians have an easy choice to make today.
Candidates like Doug Hoffman, Chris Christie, and Bob McDonnell represent common sense answers to the troubling economic questions facing our nation. They are a vote for fiscal sanity and for leaving our children an American future as bright and as promising as the one our parents left for us.
Please take time today to exercise the right that so many people fought to secure for us. In considering these east coast races, it occurred to me that Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and so many of the women who fought to give future generations the right to vote hailed from these states.
Vote today in honor of our past and with hope for our future.
- Sarah Palin