Down here at the grassroots level, you know your people. You know the worker ants. You know the believers. You know who’s with you.
You know David Schweikert is the real deal. And he should be sent back to Washington.
Congressman Schweikert is deserving of another two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Along with Cong. Trent Franks, he is Arizona’s most effective congressional lawmaker. They don’t come any better than these two guys.
You see Schweikert at the rallies for life. In fact, he’s never missed one. You see him out in the heat at a rally for religious freedom. You’ve seen him serving in the Arizona Legislature, as Maricopa County treasurer. He’s a hard worker and honest as they come. He’s the real deal.
Then you see U.S. Senator Jon Kyl on TV touting Ben Quayle for Congress. And you just know Papa Dan Quayle, the former vice president with all the connections in the world — you can just hear him on the phone with the senator suggesting a little support “for my boy” — is calling in his political favors.
Then you tune in to Hugh Hewitt. He’s flying 20,000 feet over Arizona and he’s saying we’ve got to have Ben Quayle in Congress, and if Sen. Kyl endorsed him, it’s a sure thing. Well there are clouds at 20,000 feet, and Hugh Hewitt doesn’t know Dave Schweikert and how effective he is in Washington. Does Hugh Hewitt know we haven’t seen Ben at all the rallies and conferences through the years? Does Hugh really know who the true believers are? If he doesn’t know Dave Scheikert, he’s not giving you the full story. He’s giving you half a picture and saying “take this half-picture and run with it … based on my word!”
Truth is this: all the years Dave has been down here in the grassroots and serving us, Ben was not even voting, not involved in his state. He’s done some good things in D.C.; he’s talked tough about Obama. But the true measure of the deserving man in this primary race for Congress is drawn in the image of Dave Schweikert. We’d like to see him in the U.S. Senate some day, but for now we need him back in the House.
We proudly reaffirm our endorsement of David Schweikert for Congress.
We’re The Arizona Conservative, and we approve this heartfelt message.