Over the past two weeks, LaDonna Hale Curzon, Host and Executive Producer, Sarah Palin Radio has interviewed Sarah Steelman, US Senate Candidate for Missouri, and Jackie Warlorski who is running for a Congressional seat in Indiana's second district. Steelman is a supporter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and is on American Grizzlies United's list of supported candidates. Gov. Palin has not endorsed either candidate.
Steelman, a former state treasurer and state senator is running against incumbent Claire McCaskill. She said she is running to "do whatever she can about the people who are ruining this country." She said everyone in Missouri she has spoken to is worried about the kind of future our children and grandchildren are going to have. I just want to fix our country and get us back in the right direction. She said the most critical issue in Missouri is "the financial disaster that has been created in Washington, created by over-spending, over-regulation, restricting our rights, intrusions into our lives...that isn't the America I grew up in." She said people are worried about high energy prices, which affects not only driving, but all aspects of business. The EPA wants to shut down coal-fired plants, which are heavily used in Missouri.
Steelman is running against a 12-year incumbent Congressman and another opponent who she is unable to determine what his convictions actually are. Steelman said she has gone against her own party on ethanol and other issues. Curzon said, "you sound a lot like Gov. Palin."
Steelman: Gov. Palin is the GOP's Conscience
"I love Sarah Palin," Steelman said. "I think she's been so good for our country and for our party...and she in many ways is the conscience of the Republican Party, and we've just got to get back to those things that work, and that is a small government, let people keep more of their own money, and a strong, credible defense. We don't have credibility in the White House, so nobody believes us overseas. And over-regulation of every business in this economy is just choking it off."
Steelman said Missouri was the first state in the country to reject ObamaCare by 70% of the vote in a resolution. Utah Senator Mike Lee and Tea Party Express, among others have endorsed Steelman.
Steelman said if she is elected she wants to "try to pass a balanced budget amendment with a cap on the size of government and stop spending money we don't have."
Sarah Steelman's website is: www.sarahsteelman.com
Complete Audio Transcript with Sarah Steelman, US Senate Candidate, Missouri
Warlorski barely lost the IN-2 seat to the incumbent in 2010 by only one percentage point and is making another run for it this election cycle. Re-districting gave Warlorski 20,000 additional conservatives putting her in a far better position than in 2010. "In 2010, we were talking about the disaster of ObamaCare, an unbalanced budget, and at that point $15 trillion in debt....the difference this year is....that we have an educated electorate. They have learned what we were talking about 15, 16, and 17 months ago, and now they're coming to the table and they're telling us what concerns them, which is the same issues from the same President and the same Congress," Warlorski said.
She has been named a "Young Gun" by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), one of only two women to be given the designation. She said "that accolade goes directly to the volunteers working every day - there's thousands of them. We've grown our base, we've grown our donor base to almost 5,000 now."
Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List, NRA
Susan B. Anthony List, which owns and operates Team Sarah, NRA, Gun Owners of America, and others have endorsed Warlorski. Her campaign expects to raise over $1 million by the end of the quarter and 95% of the money comes from inside the district. By contrast, Warlorski's opponent raises 95% of campaign funds from the D.C. Beltway and does not even live in the district.
She said her grassroots organization is best in the state.
Warlorski's website is: www.standwithjackie.com
Complete Audio Transcript of interview with Jackie Warlorski, Congressional Candidate, IN-2