AMAZING GOOD NEWS-WE DID IT!!! After three tries we defeated one of the Kings of Amnesty–Congressman Chris Cannon!!! And we didn’t just beat him-we clobbered him!
Our terrific candidate, Jason Chaffetz, routed La Raza Republican Chris Cannon by over twenty points. And he couldn’t have done it without you. We supported him early so he could get his Tancredo-like immigration message up on radio. Then every week we sent him another overnight package with more contributions so he could buy more and more ads time. In all Team America raised Jason over $25,000 and he put it to great use!
Jason called me early this morning thanking me and wants me to personally thank all of you who helped as well.
Cannon, who has supported nearly a dozen different amnesties during his 12 years in Washington, outspent Jason by $600,000, had the endorsement of President Bush, and recruited Utah’s Senators Hatch and Bennett to do television ads for him! And he was clobbered by 20%!!
Friends, Jason ran a great campaign on out of control spending, immigration, and $4 gas. Bottom line: he pounded Cannon on abandoning conservative principles and for abandoning America in the battle against illegal immigration, and he won in one of the most Republican districts in America.
Cannon, on the other hand, ran on experience and was trounced.
We have an incredible opportunity. Grassroots republicans have had it and are finally willing to throw out the bums-even when the bums are republican!! It has been a long time coming but we have a chance in the next few years to take back out party–only then can we take back our country. But we need to find more Jasons–bold, courageous principled new faces, ready to fight against the corrupt influences in Washington who are so determined to sell out our nation.
That is the goal of Team America and with your help I know we can do it. For the sake of this great country we must!
Congratulations Team! It was a remarkable victory.
P.S. We have identified another of great candidates who still need your support. Please help us build upon this victory by contributing to Team America.