Saturday, August 4, 2012
Via a press release about the Steelman Surge Barbecue and Picnic held yesterday near Kansas City, MO, Sarah Steelman's campaign shared the impact that Governor Palin's endorsement has had (emphasis added):
Rolla, MO -- Governor Sarah Palin addressed one thousand people at the Steelman Surge BBQ at The Berry Patch in Cleveland, Missouri (pop. 592) yesterday, despite the heat and short notice. Gov. Palin emphasized that Steelman was the only candidate who had the backbone to do what's right and stand up to the establishment and special interests that lurk in Washington, DC, stating, “She’s the candidate in this race who scares them because she won’t go to Washington to just go along, to get along. You have that choice to choose, results over rhetoric. Convictions over consultants and Missouri over Washington.”
Governor Palin pointed to Steelman's conservative record and her ability to follow through with commitments, some of which can be found here: http://www.sarahsteelman.com/pages/sarahs-contract-with-missouri . Among the legislative items Steelman commits to sponsoring or cosponsoring are a balanced budget amendment, a cap on federal spending, repealing Obamacare and protecting life and liberty.
"A lot of candidates talk in vague terms about their plans and refuse to give specific details about how they'd vote or what they'd do. But that isn't good enough anymore. From the beginning of this campaign I have offered details about what Washington programs I'd cut and what legislation I'd sponsor or support. This contract offers voters a clear vision; it is a check list and is something they can use to measure my performance," declared Steelman.
The BBQ was advertised as a way for the Steelman campaign to thank supporters and lasted past its allotted time due to the overwhelming response. Steelman and Palin stood side by side serving BBQ to close to 1000 supporters. Since Governor Palin's endorsement, the campaign has seen an overwhelming increase in fundraising, website visits, calls to the office and, most importantly, the recent surge in the polls. This, coupled with Brunner's collapse, proves that an endorsement from Governor Palin has a powerful impact.
Polling shows about 20% of voters still undecided, however the recent surge in the polls has shown that Palin's voice and presence has the ability to rise above other political advertising and reach the undecided voters in an already saturated race.
"I'm grateful for Gov. Palin's endorsement," said Steelman, "She knows what it takes to fight for what's right in politics, and that is why she can relate to me. She knows that I have a history of standing up to the powerful and not backing down. She knows that I'll continue to be a fighter for what this country needs: a balanced budget, less spending and a greater respect for life and freedom."