The inimitable RedState has two great articles today that are must-reads. The first details how Cubano-American Marco Rubio (who is running for Mel Martinez’s suddenly-vacated Senate Seat) and he does NOT suffer RINOs gladly:
Don’t tell Marco Rubio his primary race for the U.S. senate against Florida Gov. Charlie Crist depends on money or endorsements. Rubio, who finished his term as Florida’s Speaker of the House in 2008, is focused on a much bigger picture: limiting government and thus liberating American entrepreneurship.
The impetus behind his campaign is that same wave of conservative outrage which carried Tea Party protesters to Washington and put Rubio’s race in the national spotlight. His race is about message (adherence to conservative principles), and, as Rubio says, the only amount of money he needs is the money to get that message out.
“I think all politics are about the grassroots. And the question is, do you work with the grassroots or manipulate the grassroots?” Rubio told HUMAN EVENTS in an exclusive interview last week. “Most campaigns try to manipulate the grassroots by raising so much money that they can kind of create false excitement…My campaign’s not based on that.”
I love this guy already!
Meanwhile, Redstate also has a list of conservatives who are true conservative candidates and need your help, with links to their campaign websites so you can make contributions:
Redstate’s Top Picks and personal favorites
- Marco Rubio (FL-SEN)
- Sean Duffy (WI-REP)
- Pat Toomey (PA-SEN)
- Michael Williams (TX-SEN)
- Nikki Haley (SC-GOV)
- Ken Cuccinelli (VA-AG)
- Ted Cruz (TX)
- The Fund to Beat Alan DisGrayson
United States Senate
- Roy Blunt (MO)
- Chuck DeVore (CA)
- Marco Rubio (FL)
- Danny Tarkanian (NV against Harry Reid)
- Pat Toomey (PA)
- David Vitter (LA)
- Michael Williams (TX)
United States House of Representatives
Looking over this list, I can’t say that I disagree with any of these choices. I’ll archive them under the “2010 Project” tab up above for future easy reference.
And Payday’s Friday; how about Sending Marco (or the nearest candidate to your locale) $20 bucks.
Make a difference this time.