Declares shared values are more important than party labels
Mike Pompeo, candidate for Congress in Kansas’ Fourth Congressional District, today endorsed Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate, in the special election for U.S. Congress in New York’s special election, despite Hoffman not being the Republican Party nominee.
“Our party has to be a party of values and ideas. It is more important to elect people to Congress that share our positions on vital issues like cap and trade, card check, bailouts, “stimulus” bills, and family values,” Pompeo said. “Unfortunately the hand-selected Republican nominee does not share any of these values,” Pompeo continued.
“I realize that I may be shunned among some national Republican loyalists, but this is too important to our country’s future. I decided to run for U.S. Congress because I believe in conservative principles that I see being attacked by Speaker Pelosi and President Obama. I can not support electing someone who supports nearly all of the liberal agenda simply because they have a Republican label. President Reagan used to say that if you agreed with him 80% of the time, you were a friend and I agree with that. On the other hand though, zero percent is not enough! I am a proud Republican, but I am a conservative first,” Pompeo stated.