Dear Friends,

Today I’m filing for re-election as your Congressman.

I won’t bore you with a big speech, but I did want to quickly say “thank you” for this opportunity – and for your support of the ideas I’m doing my best to consistently advance in Washington.

Those ideas are simple – slow the growth of government, support pro-free market economic policy, and insist on transparent, honest governance. These ideas aren’t tied to party lines or ideological labels. Instead they revolve around a simple commitment to the best interests of current and future generations of citizens and taxpayers.

I have a bottom line to watch out for as a parent and a small businessman – and every vote I cast in Washington is based on the fact that you do, too.

In keeping with that commitment, I helped author a plan to bring some long-overdue fiscal sanity to our budget process – the “Cut, Cap and Balance” proposal. I also supported efforts to limit the future growth of government during the federal debt limit debate. When it comes to transparent, honest government I’ve been holding “Translating Washington” town halls – gatherings that cut through the bureaucrat-speak, partisan bickering and media spin so that you can see what’s really happening in our nation’s capital.

Your support of these efforts is appreciated.

And obviously your continued financial support with a contribution of $25, $50, $150, or more helps tremendously – especially now that campaign season is here.

I look forward to continuing to represent you, and as always, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if there’s anything I can do for you.

Take care,

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