Friday, August 20, 2010

A Tougher Row to Hoe

I have always thought that it was important to contribute to campaigns of candidates for public office I support. I'm not wealthy. My contributions are relatively small.

I believe that conservatives should make a special effort to support minority candidates who strongly uphold conservative values. For a variety of reasons, these candidates have a tougher row to hoe.

I have listed below the names and web pages of candidates in this category I have supported this year. I do this not to boast but to urge you to join me in providing this sort of support.

Ryan Frazier (Ryan is a Tea Party member.)
Congress from Colorado's 7th District

Michel Faulkner
Congress New York's 15th District (This is the seat presently held by Charles Rangel.)

Charles Lollar
Congress Maryland's 5th District

Eric Cary (Eric has been a speaker at several of our Tea Party meetings.)
Maryland State Senate

On August 23 I am adding two more entries suggested by friends

Allen West
Congress Florida's 22nd District

Stephen Broden
Congress Texas' 30th District

If you are aware of other black conservative candidates please let me know about them. Also, please consider adding their names and web sites to this list and passing it on to others you think might be interested.

Added August 30.

At the Restoring Honor rally on the Capital Mall on Saturday, I saw an African-American participant wearing a t-shirt with a Gadsden flag and Broadus for Congress printed on it. I did a little research and found that Robert Broadus is another candidate that belongs on this list.

Robert Broadus
Congress Maryland's 4th District