Tim Graney, candidate for the 14th Congressional District, issued the following statement regarding the state of Ron Paul's campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Ron Paul Admits Re-Election Woes, Cites Graney Campaign
Katy, TX - January 20, 2010 - Last week, Congressman Ron Paul sent an email to his supporters outlining his difficult path to re-election and indirectly quoting his opponent, Republican candidate Tim Graney.
Even though Paul is running as a Republican, he claims the Republican Party has "...turned their attack dogs loose on me...doing everything they can to make sure I'm defeated." In response, Republican Tim Graney said that "Ron Paul has little support from the grassroots of the Republican Party. His views and voting record make it clear that he is a Republican in name only." As a point of information, Paul has run in the past as a candidate of the Libertarian Party.
Paul also contradicts his re-election bid efforts when he acknowledges that the "tremendous anti-incumbent, anti-Washington sentiment in America...is a good thing." In response, Tim Graney said that "It seems Ron Paul is unwilling to give up his career politician status and the sense of entitlement to his position. Paul is now more a product of Washington then a representative of Texas."
As Ron Paul's email to supporters continues, he admits that "...the road to re-election will be bumpy." The long time incumbent is a facing a tough challenge from within his own party, and Paul specifically quotes from Republican Tim Graney's website in his correspondence. In response Graney said, "If he is willing to engage me in his emails, he should be willing to engage me in a debate. The 14th District of Texas deserves a substantive debate, but Ron Paul is unwilling to go before the voters and defend his record. For 20 years, Ron Paul has been voting NO in Washington. Voting NO has been ineffective and done nothing to reduce government. Ron Paul has proved that working alone and voting NO will not solve problems in Washington."
Graney added, "Voters are responding to our 'Common Sense Conservative' message focused on a safe and secure America, energy initiatives, business growth and American values. A significant tide is rising in the 14th District and it's against Ron Paul's ineffective record."
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