Campaign

Moving on from the primaries (Sen. Mitch McConnell)

I would like to thank everyone who participated in Republican primary elections across the country. Whether you were a first-time voter, a lifelong Republican, or simply fed up with Washington and the direction of our country, your participation has made our party stronger and our mission clearer. 

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On Labor Day, oppose job-killing legislation

America first celebrated Labor Day in 1882 as a sign of good will toward unions in New York City.  Shortly thereafter, Congress signed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday.
 
Our nation’s actions concerning Labor Day are still welcomed by many as an extra day off work and an excuse to light up barbeques one last time before summer is out.  Politicians take it as their cue to start campaigning in earnest, making sure to hit local parades and picnics.  Union bosses view Labor Day as the start of the spending season as they try to buy favor with as many politicians as possible.

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Energy proposals risk Hispanic support in midterms

In the 2008 Texas primary ad, Viva Obama, a handsome mariachi assures Tejanos that Barack Obama is the best candidate for the nation and for all Tejanos. As trumpets and guitars blare in the background, the mariachi sings that Obama is the one to “proteger la gente trabajadora” (protect the hard working people). Two years later, this promise is not being met. The Latino community has been especially hard hit in this recession with unemployment rates consistently above that of the national average. Even in the midst of the immigration debate, jobs still remain the top concern for Latinos as shown in a recent AP-Univision poll.

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