Coburn For Senate: Down To The Wire
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Dear gun rights supporter,
The most critical congressional election in the country is the Senate race in Oklahoma between former Rep. Tom Coburn, an obstetrician, and Rep. Brad Carson, a liberal seeking the support of Oklahoma's strong majority of Bush voters.
Coburn surprised many by winning handily in the GOP primary, defeating several candidates including the former mayor of Oklahoma City.
Just like that recent primary victory, Coburn won his previous successful campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives in spite of the establishment.
Republicans (not to mention Democrats) are not thrilled with a colleague who publicizes their penchant for pork. This is laid out in his book, Breach of Trust, and was the subject of my Live Fire radio interview with him in July. (That interview is available at http://www.gunowners.org/radio.htm on the GOA website.)
Lobbyists are terrified of a politician who votes against corporate welfare and insists on keeping government within the constitutional bounds that the taxpayer can afford.
While a member of the House of Representatives, Coburn showed that he could block bad legislation, even though the House rules make it difficult to do so. In the Senate, the rules are favorable to blocking bad bills -- one only has to be willing to be unpopular in that Country Club of 100. Clearly, Coburn is willing to be voted "most unpopular kid in the class."
With Tom Coburn in the U.S. Senate, gun control will be dead on arrival. It would have been nice to have had him in the Senate chambers when the campaign finance law that gags political speech could have been blocked by a single Senator with the will to fight it.
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund has been supporting Dr. Coburn all year long. Many of you, also, have supported Coburn. This is the time to double down.
Individuals such as gun owners are the only way Coburn will get the funds he needs in the closing days of the campaign to match the media advertising budget available to his opponent, a darling of the establishment.
Please give as much as you can (up to the legal limit of $2,000) to get this pro-gun champion into the U.S. Senate.
Without a doubt this is one victory that we can say will make a difference.
You can contribute by going to http://www.coburnforsenate.com and clicking on donate at the top of the page. Or, print and mail the Reply Memo below along with your check. There are only a few weeks left before the election, however, so please act today.
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Dr. Tom Coburn
Coburn for Senate Committee
P.O Box 977
Muskogee, OK 74402
We need to support this guy. We need a pro-gun GOP majority and all the GOP guys and gals in close races are very pro-gun, not a RINO in the bunch including Nethercutt, Coburn, Thune, Burr, Martinez, and Vintter.