We have endorsed only four candidates in Illinois for the upcoming election in November. These endorsed candidates have proven they are committed to our right to keep and bear arms and its protection under the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
We wanted you to know that one of our candidates who's also a member of ICarry, Mr. Joe Walsh who is running in the 8th US Congressional District in Illinois, appreciates your support very much. Joe is a Founders Club member of ICarry.org - the first candidate in the upcoming election to join ICarry as a member - so you know where he stands on the Second Amendment!!! He wants to represent you in Washington D.C. and it is our belief through our conversations, meetings, and public events with Joe, that he is THE candidate not only for the 8th district, but he's someone our country can be proud.
Joe Walsh, running as a Republican, is a true reformer and "tea party" type candidate. He has not served in office before, he's simply one of the people. He has real problems like everyday people - for example his house is undergoing foreclosure right now. He's always been upfront about his foreclosure and bills, but recently his opponents have been trying to smear him.
That's not going to happen! Joe stands for FREEDOM - that means less government involvement and control over our decisions, less government spending, less paperwork and bureaucracy, and more choices to live our American dream. He's against the bailouts, the taxes, cap and trade, and forced government healthcare socialism. While ICarry.org exists for the purpose of firearms rights, we also stand behind freedom in general.
We believe Joe is the most outspoken and supportive candidate of the Second Amendment out of all candidates running for a federal office in Illinois. Want proof? Not only is he willing to bear the ICarry.org name proudly as a Founders Club member, but ICarry.org is planning the FIRST Open Carry event in Illinois history and we invited Joe and he excitedly said he would be HONORED to be there and speak!!!! He isn't gun shy!! Hell, maybe he'll even be open carrying himself.
His opponent in the 8th district, Democrat Melissa Bean, voted for the bailouts and everything else. She is not a friend of gun owners, but will instead vote with her party lines to restrict gun ownership. She won't go to town hall meetings because she knows everyone is sick and tired of government interference in their life (healthcare, etc). She won't publish her tax return like Joe Walsh has done. She won't answer questions. She'll continue to represent the corporate interests in Washington and throughout the world that are bringing our beloved country to its knees in regards to FREEDOM and prosperity.
When I look at Joe, I don't see a polished politician. I see a regular guy who like me isn't perfect. He's going through a foreclosure, not running to the bank depositing bribes like the corrupt politicians in Washington. Like me, he sincerely cares about his country and about freedom. That's why he's BEATING BEAN IN THE POLLS right now! Every recent poll I've seen shows him ahead.
We're sending this email out because we wanted Joe Walsh to know that we support him because he supports our freedoms. It should have been expected that his opponents would try to smear him, but he hasn't done anything to deserve it other than stand up for his country in a time when just about every politician in Washington needs to go. Melissa Bean is one of those. We hope that in this next election not only Joe Walsh gets in office, but a hundred more like him.
ICarry.org Board of Directors
ALERT: The Republican party leaders want to hear what kind of support Joe Walsh has because of the smear being run by the two disgruntled campaign employees. Please take a quick moment to make two phone calls and let them know that we support Joe Walsh because he believes in freedom!
GOP Chairman Pat Brady: 1-312-201-9000
Lake County GOP Rep. Robert Cook: 1-847-680-6680