For Immediate Release
March 16, 2008
(Fairmont, MN) - On Saturday, March 15, the Martin County Republican Party held their County Convention to elect delegates to the First District Convention scheduled for March 29th. Republican Activists, State Legislators and others were present at the meeting. Martin County, in the western portion of the First District, is the most populous in the region with ten delegates being elected to the First District Convention.
During his speech to the Martin County Convention, First District Congressional candidate Brian Davis emphasized that Republicans need to elect and endorse candidates who are true to Conservative principles. His enthusiasm and clear message of fiscal responsibility, social conservatism, limited government, and the protection of our Constitutional liberties was well-received by those in attendance. As part of the balloting, a straw poll was conducted where Davis received 70% of the vote, 35 of 50 casting votes.
Davis said, "We are honored that the party stalwarts and rank-and-file have come forward with such strong support for my candidacy. We're working hard across the entire District, from the Mississippi river to the South Dakota border to earn this endorsement. Our ultimate goal is to bring conservative representation reflecting the character of this District to Washington, DC."
Neal Breitbarth, a Martin County Republican Activist and delegate elected to the First District Convention added, "Ultimately, these shared Conservative values of respect for life and marriage, support for lower taxes and less government spending, have lead me to support Brian." In a letter to First District Republicans, Breitbarth adds, "I hope you will join me in my support of Dr. Davis."
Brian Davis is a physician in Rochester who treats cancer patients. Together with his wife Lori, an emergency room doctor, they have four children and reside in Rochester, MN.