Nebraska Republicans Endorse Terry

Monday, January 23th, 2012

U.S. Rep. Lee Terry was overwhelmingly endorsed for another term in Congress by the Republican party's official governing body last Saturday at a meeting in Omaha.  

"This was a tremendous endorsement," said Dave Boomer, Terry's campaign manager.  "The activists and leaders of the Republican party knew Lee is being challenged by several Republicans in the May 15 primary.  They opted to support Lee, who is the one conservative in the race that can win Nebraska's second district this November."

One of Terry's opponents worked hard to block any endorsement, but the Nebraska Republican State State Central Committee overwhelmingly turned away the plea.   

Richard Carter, Terry's campaign chairman, said the party activists were energized by Terry's leadership in promoting secure energy from the Keystone Pipeline as well as his record of voting 157 times on the floor of the House to cut spending the past three years.  Had the Senate not blocked many of the big-ticket items, Carter said, Terry's votes would mean the federal budget would be $7 trillion less over the next decade than currently scheduled. 

Terry's campaign also demonstrated at the Saturday meeting that his three GOP opponents, who claim to be more conservative on spending matters than Terry, actually are all on record as supporting $900 billion in more spending than the incumbent. 

" Proposing to spend almost $1 trillion more than Terry doesn't sound like a conservative to me," said Boomer.   


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