I love Republicans, they charge the windmills and don’t care about strategy… there are 2 more that joined the race after Colonel Pete Stiglich, this will likely assure Wally Herger of finishing in 2nd place (behind the one Democrat that is sure to file) and getting in to the runoff.
Anyway – Pete Stiglich was the first to file and the first to announce and the most noteworthy candidate (not named Herger). I have mentioned before that Stiglich is now the President of the Shasta RA as well.
Pasted Below is Colonel Pete’s First Press Release:
Friends of Colonel Pete Stiglich is pleased to announce the candidacy of Colonel Pete Stiglich (Colonel Pete) for California’s 1st Congressional District.
Colonel Pete explains his reason for entering the 2012 congressional, saying,
“Frankly, I’m fed up. Fed up with democrats who want the federal government to intrude into every facet of our lives and republicans who go 50/50 on deals that are 100% wrong. And, hard working, patriotic Americans feel much the same way. It’s long past time we returned to our constitutional principles, a balanced federal budget, and a limited government. And, the only way we’re going to do this is to replace career politicians like Wally Herger.”
Colonel Pete, a native of California, retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2006 after 26 years of honorable service to his country. Upon returning to his ranch in Cottonwood, he dedicated himself as an advocate for both veteran and community affairs. He also wrote a popular conservative column for the Red Bluff Daily News entitled “Dare I Say”.
“Like never before, we need an emboldened Republican Party willing to lay out a clear conservative agenda and the leadership to stand up and fight for it,” says Colonel Pete. “And I’m just the guy to do it.”
Wally Herger has been in office 29+ years and has made some horrific endorsements as of late – preferring Liberal / RINO Republicans to more Conservative counterparts in several recent races. My research also shows that Herger has gotten soft on the Abortion issue as he has voted for some spending bills that included continued funding to pay for welfare abortions, etc.
And, I didn’t even mention his affiliates in Northern California by name – it’s not necessary, you know who they are.
(In addition, I saw some of Herger’s CRP appointments on the list of proxies given to Bay Area Liberals that attempted to gut the Republican Party Platform…)