As the primary election cycle winds down, I wanted to offer my sincere gratitude to each of you for your engagement in this political process. To those who have decided to support me in tomorrow’s election, I thank you!
As you may recall, I have laid out five key solutions which I want you to hold me accountable for implementing. We must work together to implement these five steps if we are to reduce the size cost and reach of the federal government:
FIVE STEPS TO A RETURN TO LIMITED GOVERNMENT
- Reject Deficit Spending and Earmarks
- Retire Lifetime Politicians
- Reduce Government Regulations
- Reform the Tax System
- Repeal Obama’s Unconstitutional Health Care Bill
I have enjoyed meeting with you in your homes, your places of business, at schools and other venues throughout the state. It has been a pleasure to get to know your personal stories, to understand the issues that are important to you, and to feel your passion and sense your support to promote conservative values.
I am the candidate you can count on to ALWAYS be conservative. I will fight to make sure we don’t grow the size of our government. I will not stand idly by or passively support things that have cleared Congress in the past, such as the Medicare Modernization Act (which was the largest entitlement increase in a generation, adding $394 Billion to the federal budget) and the No Child Left Behind Act (which gave the federal government more control over local education; it would never have gotten out of the starting gates with me).
I make this promise to you: before I cast any vote in the U.S. Senate, I’ll ask ‘Is this bill constitutional? Does it support principles of smaller, limited government?’ Yes, I’ll be saying “no” a lot as a result of this constitutional filter, but in reality I will be voting “yes” for individual liberty, smaller government, and conservative values.
NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL
I believe Utahns are tired of the same old “business as usual” approach in Washington. We must have a true conservative who is absolutely committed to getting government out of our lives and businesses — a Senator who will withstand the pressure to create and vote for bad legislation, simply because it’s popular amongst party leadership or in the polls. I am the unwavering, unflinching conservative in this race who will do the right thing for the right reason. I will ask the hard questions, change the conversation where necessary, and deliver constitutionally-sound solutions to transform Congress and return power to the states and the people.
Through the past year and a half of Barack Obama’s leadership has produce one assault after another upon the free enterprise system, yet, our problems cannot be completely attributed to him, nor to Democrats. In truth, too many Republicans sent to Washington have grown soft, forgetting the values they campaigned on and passing legislation that expands the cost, scope, and size of government. I will not follow this pattern; I will be a strong, vocal, and tenacious voice for securing your liberty and ensuring government act only in its proper role.
MISSED A DEBATE?
If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend one of the more than 20 debates I have participated in since the state convention, you can listen to a debate that took place this week on the Doug Wright show on KSL here:http://www.mikelee2010.com/audio-of-ksl-radio-debate
I have enjoyed the support and backing of many Utahns, including Norm Bangerter, Mark Shurtleff, Jim Hansen, Morgan Philpot, Stephen Covey, Carl Wimmer, and former U.S. Senate candidates Merrill Cook, Leonard Fabiano, and Jeremy Friedbaum. Additional local endorsements include more than 35 leaders of grassroot groups, including Tea Party and 9/12 groups, more than a dozen members of the Utah state legislature, and scores of key business executives and entrepreneurs throughout the state.
I would be honored to have your name added to that list! I ask for your vote tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22.
Please visit my website at www.mikelee2010.com for more information and updates on my campaign.