Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey Endorses Salmon for Congress

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“Matt is a true champion of fiscal responsibility, and I know that he will bring integrity, conservative ideals and principled leadership to Congress.” 
EAST VALLEY – Former Congressman and candidate for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District Matt Salmon today announced the endorsement of Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey. Senator Toomey, recognized as one of the Senate’s top advocates for limited government, personal freedom and conservative values, released the following statement regarding his endorsement:

“I am proud to endorse Matt Salmon for the U.S House of Representatives. I had the privilege of serving with Matt in Congress when I represented Pennsylvania’s Fifteenth District, and Arizona and the country will be better off with Matt back in Congress fighting for taxpayers. Matt is a true champion of fiscal responsibility, and I know that he will bring integrity, conservative ideals and principled leadership to Congress.”

Former Congressman Matt Salmon stated, “As a Congressman, and now as a Senator, Pat Toomey has been an extraordinary champion for a fiscally responsible and limited government.  I am grateful for his support.  We stood side by side as we balanced the budget when we served together in Congress – I look forward to having that opportunity again.  I know I can count on Senator Toomey in the fight to return to a balanced budget and restore fiscal sanity in Washington.”

About Senator Pat Toomey
Senator Pat Toomey was elected to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania on a platform of limited government, economic and job growth, and restoring fiscal responsibility. Since joining the Senate, he has distinguished himself as a leader on economic, financial services and budgetary issues, striving to restore fiscal discipline to Washington and economic opportunity for all Americans. Among other things, Sen. Toomey has introduced a 10-year balanced budget proposal that received more votes in the Senate than any other budget plan this year, and he has successfully helped cut federal red tape for local communities and job creators in Pennsylvania.

Senator Toomey previously served in Congress as a member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's Fifteenth Congressional District, where he championed economic growth and fiscal discipline. In fulfillment of his three-term pledge, he retired from the House in 2004. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in Zionsville with his wife, Kris, and their three children.

About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge.  A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen’s Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office.  He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life.  He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society’s “Top National Elected Official” award.  

Matt Salmon has received the endorsements from Arizona Congressman Trent Franks, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mayor Scott Smith (Mesa), Mayor Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Mayor Hugh Hallman (Tempe), Mayor John Insalaco (Apache Junction), Mayor Gail Barney (Queen Creek), Arizona State Senate Former State Senator Chuck Gray, Majority Leader Andy Biggs (LD22), State Senator John McComish (LD20), and State Representatives Eddie Farnsworth (LD22), Jeff Dial (LD20), and Bob Robson (LD20). Salmon has also been endorsed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, and Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49). 

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