Saturday, May 31, 2008

The State Convention: May 29 - 31

By Matt Stolle May 30, 2008

The convention will also provide a stage for the party's endorsed candidate for Congress in the 1st Congressional District, Brian Davis. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Mankato Democrat who is seeking a second term in the U.S. House.

In a brief speech, Davis, a Mayo Clinic doctor, assailed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats for failing to enact a common-sense solution to skyrocketing gas prices.

Davis, who advocates lifting restrictions on the ability of oil producers to exploit domestic gas reserves including those in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve in Alaska, says that Democrats have floundered as gas prices have risen from $2 a gallon to nearly $4 a gallon.

"I will tell you that working families in Minnesota cannot afford two more years of Tim Walz and liberals in Congress," Davis said.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The NRCC Supports Brian Davis for Congress

For Immediate Release
Contact: Brad Biers

May 14, 2008

(Rochester, MN) - Today, Brian Davis for Congress confirmed support of his campaign by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

In a letter dated May 7, 2008, Congressman Tom Cole, Chairman of the NRCC stated, "With outstanding candidates like you, we are fully confident that in November we will begin the steady climb toward reclaiming the majority in Congress." Congressman Cole added, "We will do all we can to assist you in your race!"

In response to the letter, which included financial support in the form of Political Action Committee funds, Brian Davis stated, "It is a privilege to work with the NRCC who have been supportive of my candidacy since we first discussed my run in January of 2007."

Davis continued, "We are working hard to raise the funds necessary to be successful in November. We're very pleased by the financial support and endorsement given by the national, state and local party organizations as we consolidate a unified front behind our campaign. Most importantly, however, it is the support and efforts of the volunteers and grass roots which will win this election on the first Tuesday in November."

Brian Davis won the endorsement of the Republican Party at the First District Convention on March 29, 2008. He lives in Rochester with his wife Lori and their four children.

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