Friday, February 22, 2008

Update from Ogsbury for Congress campaign

Although this blog prefers David Schweikert for Congress in CD-5, in the interests of fairness, we're including this information from the Ogsbury campaign.

Scottsdale Fundraiser Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, Friday, February 22, the Campaign will be holding a fundraiser in Scottsdale. Please send an email to for more information.

Congress Goes on Vacation - Leaves Country More Vulnerable

Last week, Mr. Mitchell and the Congressional Democrats left for their Presidents Day recess without addressing legislation that is vital to our intelligence gathering capabilities. When Congress adjourned for a week-long vacation last Friday, it allowed the terrorist surveillance program to expire.

The Senate acted prior to the recess to extend wiretapping powers for intelligence agencies, but Mr. Mitchell and the House Democrats never even took a vote on the bi-partisan Senate bill before leaving last Friday.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) officially expired last Saturday, February 16, and the House doesn't convene again until Monday, February 25.

Mr. Mitchell has voted with Nancy Pelosi almost 90% of the time since taking office, and last week's actions constituted one of the most egregious acts, or instances of inaction, since the Democrats took control of Congress last year.

When elected, Jim will work day and night to protect this country against the threats that face us. Jim recognizes the need to win the War on Terror and provide our troops and intelligence gathering agencies all of the tools necessary to win. Unlike Mr. Mitchell, Jim will not put politics over national security.

Candidate Forum

Last Saturday, February 16, Jim participated in a candidate forum along with all other announced Republican candidates from Arizona's Fifth Congressional District. The forum, hosted by the Arizona Federation of Republican Women, clearly demonstrated that Jim's experience, vision and knowledge set him apart from the opposition and qualify him to serve as the district's next Representative in Congress. We will keep you posted on future candidate forums as they are scheduled.

In-home events

The campaign is planning to schedule more in-home events throughout the district. If you are interested in hosting an event to introduce Jim to your friends, family and neighbors, please let us know. These are easy events to set up and a great way to get Jim's name out throughout the district. Please send an email to if you are interested in hosting one of these events.

As always, thank you for your support.

On to Victory!

Ogsbury for Congress

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