Sunday, June 1, 2008

Brian Davis at the Minnesota Republican Party State Convention

Davis states that Minnesota families can't afford another 2 years of Congressman Walz and gas price increases

For Immediate Release
Contact: Brad Biers
June 1, 2008
(Rochester, MN) - On Saturday, May 31, Brian Davis, the endorsed Republican candidate for the First Congressional District of Minnesota, was an invited speaker to the State Convention along with Governor Tim Pawlenty and others. There were over 2,000 attendees at the convention.

State Chairman Ron Carey introduced the speakers and expressed approval of the decision of caucus goers and delegates choice of Dr. Davis as the best candidate to win the election in the First District this November.

Many speakers called upon Republicans to stick by our principles of limited government, a strong national defense and traditional values.

As reported in the local media, "The staying power of those principles will likely be tested in the 1st Congressional District, where the party's endorsed candidate, Brian Davis, is challenging U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Mankato Democrat, on an unabashedly conservative platform."

Davis says Walz has done little to bring down gas prices with his opposition to expanding oil development in this country. He says the first-term Democrat consistently votes for measures that would expand government and that, according to the Club for Growth, has one of the poorest taxing and spending records in Congress, ranking 394 out of 435 in Congress.

Davis also criticized Congressman Walz for supporting the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation that would deprive workers of the right to have a secret ballot when considering whether to form a union or not. Davis calls this legislation "simply un-American."

"In 2006, Tim Walz ran against George Bush and the Iraq war. In 2008, he's going to have to run on his record, and if I were him, I would run from it," Davis said.

Similar to over 31,000 scientists who have signed the Petition Project, Davis does not agree there is conclusive evidence that global warming is caused predominantly by human activity. "Let me be clear: I totally reject the man-made global warming religion," Davis said to loud applause and a standing ovation.

After the convention Davis commented, "We need real solutions to our problems in gas prices, energy, job creation, national security and health care. We believe we're offering the best programs to solve these problems. Voters will have a clear choice to make a course correction this November."