Friday, March 21, 2008

Former State Representative and Regent Verne Long Endorses Brian Davis for Congress

For Immediate Release
March 20, 2008
Contact: Brian Davis

(Pipestone, MN) - Today, former State Representative and University of Minnesota Regent, Verne Long of Pipestone, endorsed Brian Davis as the Republican candidate in Minnesota's First Congressional District. Davis, a physician from Rochester, is seeking the Republican endorsement to challenge Tim Walz in the 2008 general election. Verne Long joins former U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz and many First District Activists in endorsing Brian Davis.

Long, a lifelong farmer, said, "I've known Brian Davis for nearly a decade as an accomplished, hard working and principled individual. He has strong support in our county for good reason. From the beginning of his campaign he has spoken directly to Republicans about the need to get back to our core roots of fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, and limited government. He has been unwavering in his commitment to these principles. Brian is the candidate who has worked the hardest and demonstrated the necessary ability to raise the money it will take to beat Tim Walz in the general election."

"Representative Long is a source of inspiration. I value his advice and counsel," said Davis in response to the endorsement. "It is an honor to have Representative Long's support for our campaign."

The First District Convention will be held Saturday, March 29 in Albert Lea, MN.