Friday, November 18, 2011

Senator Tom Coburn Endorses Salmon for Congress

"There is no question that Matt Salmon has the principles, courage and experience to lead the fight in Congress for our shared conservative ideals and help put America back on the path to prosperity."
EAST VALLEY – Former Congressman and candidate for Arizona’s 6th Congressional District Matt Salmon announced today that his campaign has received the endorsement from Senator Tom Coburn (OK). Senator Coburn released the following statement regarding his support for Matt Salmon:

“I am proud to endorse Matt Salmon’s campaign to return to the U.S. House of Representatives. When I served with Matt in Congress, I knew that he would always do the right thing and stand strong in the battle to reduce the size and cost of government and wasteful spending. There is no question that Matt Salmon has the principles, courage and experience to lead the fight in Congress for our shared conservative ideals and help put America back on the path to prosperity.”

Former Congressman Matt Salmon stated, “I am truly honored to receive the support from my good friend Dr. Coburn. He kept his pledge to serve only three terms in the House, just as I did, and is now leading the charge in the U.S. Senate to restore fiscal responsibility to our federal government. You will not find a stronger advocate for limited government and a more principled conservative in Washington than Dr. Coburn, and I look forward to working with him to get our country back on the right track.”

About Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.Tom A. Coburn, M.D. was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2004. Dr. Coburn and his wife, Carolyn, a former Miss Oklahoma, were married in 1968 and have three children and five grandchildren. They are members of First Baptist Muskogee.

Dr. Coburn's priorities in the Senate include reducing wasteful spending, protecting your liberty, balancing the budget, improving health care access and affordability, protecting the sanctity of all human life - including the unborn - and representing traditional, Oklahoma values. As a citizen legislator, Dr. Coburn has pledged to serve no more than two terms in the Senate and to continue to care for patients.

As a senator, Dr. Coburn has offered more amendments than any of his colleagues. He has offered amendments to eliminate funding for the "Bridge to Nowhere," the "Woodstock Museum" in New York and countless other special interests earmarks sponsored by members of both parties.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Dr. Coburn represented Oklahoma's Second Congressional District in the House of Representatives from 1995 through 2001. He was first elected in 1994, then re-elected in 1996 and 1998, becoming the first Republican to hold the seat for consecutive terms. Dr. Coburn retired from Congress in 2001, fulfilling his pledge to serve no more than three terms in the House.

About Matt SalmonMatt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen’s Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society’s “Top National Elected Official” award.

Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Arizona Congressman Trent Franks, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, South Dakota Senator John Thune, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) Mayor Scott Smith (Mesa), Mayor Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Mayor Hugh Hallman (Tempe), Mayor John Insalaco (Apache Junction) and Mayor Gail Barney (Queen Creek).

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