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A true patriot

Dear Editor:

Attention, concerned Americans. According to recent polls that includes most of you!

Take heed, there’s still hope for our nation!!

In spite of the deficit, unemployment, the economy, immigration, etc., there’s justification for confidence and hope for the future!

In case you don’t know, there are real men running for Congress, not the usual “political hacks.” These are true American “heroes” – proven patriotic leaders prepared to represent “we the people” – men who fought to protect our freedom throughout their military careers.

Combat Veterans for Congress was founded in August 2009 to support two fiscally conservative candidates in two different states. Once the PAC was approved by the Federal Election Commission, endorsements increased to 23 congressional candidates representing 16 states. Currently, an additional 21 veterans in 20 new states are also being considered.

We in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District are fortunate to have one of them standing up to represent us in a manner that John Salazar has failed to do!

Bob McConnell, a retired colonel, Airborne ranger, has decided to continue to demonstrate his love of country and dedicate his leadership skills to, in Bob’s words, “Tearing Down the Walls of Arrogance” that the Obama administration and Congress have erected to stifle our freedoms and even to deny us a voice in the legislative process. Has there ever been a more glaring example of ignoring the will of the people than the recent passage of the health care bill?

Right now, Bob is at the April 23-28 meeting with his fellow veterans in Washington, D.C. They are meeting with like-minded congressional leaders to discuss plans and strategy for the November election.

There are 26 million veterans like Bob McConnell who have dedicated their lives to protecting our liberties. Isn’t it encouraging that there may be at least 44 candidates in 36 states who will meet the call to save our nation?

You are invited to see for yourself. Visit Bob’s website, mcconnellforcongress.com, and combatveteransforcongress.org, and you will experience a real boost in confidence!

God Bless America!

Richard Doran


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