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Conservative Group Endorses Sarah Steelman for Missouri’s 8th District





The SEMO Times is reporting that a popular conservative group has endorsed Sarah Steelman for the state of Missouri’s 8th district to replace Jo Ann Emerson in 2013.

Poplar Bluff, MO – Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee dedicated to electing conservative women to federal office, has announced their endorsement of Sarah Steelman for Missouri’s vacant 8th U.S. Congressional District seat.

Congresswoman Emerson will be retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives in February 2013. The 8th Republican Congressional District Committee will select a nominee to stand in the special election.

“Maggie’s List has the utmost respect for the 8th Congressional District GOP Committee and the magnitude of this decision.  We encourage them to evaluate the experience of the candidates and their potential to win in the special election.  Sarah Steelman is a strong candidate who will help put an end to the exponential growth of government, and encroachment into the free market economy that defines the Obama administration.  Sarah is a candidate that has a strong record of opposing government spending as a State Senator, and maintained Missouri’s good credit rating as State Treasurer.  She has all the right ingredients for victory,” says Sandra B. Mortham, Chairman of Maggie’s List and former Florida Secretary of State.

“I am grateful for the endorsement of Maggie’s List because they too place importance upon the conservative values of less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security–the ideals that have driven me to serve both as a State Senator and as State Treasurer in Missouri. Long ago women were told we had no place in politics. Now we are told that we must hew to a liberal-left point of view on so-called women’s issues. But there is no issue upon which women cannot lead, and fiscal and personal responsibility are exactly the things that are in short supply in Washington, DC”, stated Steelman.

You can read the entire piece here.

I do think it’s interesting that Sarah Steelman is the only woman it seems who is stepping up to replace Jo Ann Emerson.  Conservatives do need proven conservative women to represent us in both houses of Congress.  But of course, it’s more important to get the best candidate.  It just so happens that we know Ms. Steelman has a tried and tested spine.  We know she’s stood up to members of her own party when necessary and she’s always willing to ask the tough questions and take the tough stances that others simply will not.



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  • onparade

    i think she would be an ideal candidate….

    • StandProudNow

       Absolutely!!

  • Barry_Rasmussen

    Excellent news.

    Steve, thank you for bringing this information to our attention.

  • StandProudNow

    Thanks for the info, Steve!

    But I do have to add that while I’m a woman, I care not if the conservative person is make, female. white, green, black or blue.

    Of course, bringing the fighting spirit, the groundedness, the fierceness, the fearlessness of a female defending her own into the mix ain’t bad either ;-)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKQGRU7JB5DLICZUYOBSLPZM7M Ed from justice

      Most women come to work to get the work done and forget about all the ego stuff.  I think that if the House and Senate was mostly women, we would be able to solve problems without going broke ……(I know for sure if my wife had not been around, I would have been no telling where)and oh by the way you won’t usually see them posting pictures of themselves on facebook.  The more women the better especially if Sarah Palin is their role model.

      • Freempg

        Ed, I would suspect Governor Palin’s fiercest enemies are women (Catie Couric, Nicole Wallace to name two). And let’s not forget the paragon of competence Nancy Pelosi. Good rule of thumb, never trust a lefitst our those who curry favor from them, man or woman.

  • bucky321

    the dems don’t care. they got what they wanted–winning the senate seat.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKQGRU7JB5DLICZUYOBSLPZM7M Ed from justice

      Yeah bucky321, but life is a marathon not a sprint and there will be another race.  Next time the folks in the "show me" state will have a different approach.  Maybe they can find a qualified young woman….. perhaps a military veteran….. instead of some sort of cartoon guy with a bad comb over.

      • Freempg

        moved down thread.

    • Steve_Flesher

      Well let’s forget that if Steelman had won the Senate, she’d be among the minority in the Senate. 

      This way, she gets to be a part of the majority in the House among Republican where backbone is strongly needed.

      Things happen for a reason sometimes.

  • Betsey_Ross

    Outstanding.  I hope she wins.  You can’t keep a good, patriotic person from rising to the top.  She’s out there taking every chance she can to save America.  Good for her.

  • misterlogic0013

    like what is see, good lady for the job / servant  .. secound generation Sarah Palin pick ..  will be in the mix somewhere down the, road to recovery ..  there is one ya know  ..

  • goldenprez

    You people are dreaming.

    The Missouri GOP establishment will not anoint Mrs. Steelman to run for the seat.

    I am constantly flabbergasted by the gullibility of the people here. The Republican Party hates conservatives. What is so difficult to understand about this? They are currently in the process of relegating all the true conservatives to the broom closet.

    Anyone who believes that Sarah Steelman has a snowball’s chance in hell of being the GOP nominee for this seat is in need of a brain transplant.

    The real question is, what is Mrs. Steelman, and more importantly, what is Mrs. Palin going to do when Mrs. Steelman is by-passed?

    This has the possibility of being the first shot fired in the war to replace the GOP with independent true conservative candidates. I am not saying that is going to happen, just that the opportunity is going to present itself. It remains to be seen if anything is going to actually be done.

    Throw them all out! The status quo must go!

    Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

    Illegitimi non carborundum.

    Barracudas Maximus.
     

    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      It may be even worse than you think. Jo Ann Emerson contributed to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Emerson was the GOP incumbent.  Her Chief of Staff, Lloyd Smith, is the apparent "selected one" to succeed her.  She decided to step down right after she was re-elected:

      http://hennessysview.com/2012/12/04/did-lloyd-smith-and-jo-ann-emerson-plan-this-all-along/

      It has all the earmarks of a GOPe back room deal, the Tea Party and the people be damned.

      • goldenprez

         Laddie … It could never be worse than I think … lol

        Everything the GOPe is doing, or has done, I have been predicting for over 3 years.

        They are as transparent as cellophane.

        It is going to take a monumental effort to get rid of the establishment and their Ministry of Propaganda. But it must begin with discarding every part of the establishment, especially the GOP, as they are more treacherous, and dangerous, than our socialist/marxist enemies. They will say whatever they have to say to stay in power.

        So it all begins with disbelieving everything they say, and reading only their actions.

        As Douglas MacArthur so aptly put it, "Once is happenstance, twice is circumstand, the third time … it is enemy action!"

        He also said, "You had better have a Plan B, in case the enemy figures out Plan A."

        Throw them all out! The status quo must go!

        Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

        Illegitimi non carborundum.

        Barracudas Maximus.
         

    • Steve_Flesher

      Should we give up?

      Nevertheless, she can run independent if she wants. 

      • Freempg

        That is the big stick that is missing in all of this. That was the Governor’s mistake in 2012, broadcasting that she would never go third party. By the end of the election cycle, she was indeed talking about the Republicans going the way of the Whigs. Had she held out the option as a ruse or otherwise, she may have leveraged at least a speaking slot at the convention to speak her mind. Any viable conservative candidate should never give up the option.

        • goldenprez

           Freempg … Kudos. Excellent observations, succinctly and well stated.

          Throw them all out! The status quo must go!

          Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

          Illegitimi non carborundum.

          Barracudas Maximus.

      • goldenprez

         Steve … There is a world of difference between "giving up," and "giving up on the GOP."

        Considering the many posts I have written here urging the formation of a new conservative Party, or independent Party runs, and urging the active support of such candidates, the implication of your "should we give up" comment is insulting.

        As noted above, the handwriting has been on the wall, for decades, about the GOP. It will take one thousand times more energy and time to keep attempting to change the GOP culture, than to just call it a day and take the conservative message directly to We The People.

        Anytime you wish to debate the relative merits of the two approaches, I am at your service. I do not believe I have ever made any snarky comments to you. I have always engaged you head-on. I would appreciate the same treatment.

        As Freempg points out below, when Mrs. Palin took the third Party/independent run off the table, she lost quite a bit of leverage. However, as the end of the election cycle approached, she  was definitely more open to it. In fact, she was practically calling for Mrs. Steelman to do so, although it was impossible due to Missouri’s "sore loser law."

        No one, not even Mrs. Palin, is right 100% of the time. But at least her mind was not totally closed to the concept. She also designated herself, a number of times, as "an independent currently attached to the Republican Party."

        I am not privy to Mrs. Palin’s future plans, nor how she is currently working behind the scenes. If there is any chance of Mrs. Palin stepping forward to lead an "independent grassroots movement" toward replacing the establishment PPC, then I want to be there to help her.

        It is going to take someone with a "servant’s heart" and charismatic personality, who resonates with We The People, to carry it off. So far Mrs. Palin is the only one, I believe, who can "get ‘er done."

        No matter what, the GOP has not been, is not, and never will be the answer. They are just as much a part of the Government Party, and the establishment, as the others.

        Throw them all out! The status quo must go!

        Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

        Illegitimi non carborudum.

        Barracudas Maximus.

  • AJ40

    To GOLDPREZ,,

     I’m afraid you might be right after I saw the MO. Republican Party running in circles throwing dirt into the air when the question came up about who they would replace when ‘achin" Akin might resign.  He didn’t and lost.  They had a winner in Steelemann who should have legitimately won that  election but as usual, the party got dummer & dummer as it moved further and further into the Eastern Block Republican party.  They just never learn.  But let’s be optomistic.  We can at least hope for that much.

    • goldenprez

       AJ40 … Hope is not going to feed the Admiral’s cat.

      Forget the GOP. As long as you are counting on them, for anything, you are going to be a sucker. That’s how they view you. And you are never going to change their mind. Especially as long as you keep voting for their candidates.

      Throw therm all out! The status quo must go!

      Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

      Illegitimi non carborundum.

      Barracudas Maximus.

  • Christopher H Fromme

    2) Will Governor Palin make a campaign appearance for a candidate in 2013?
    YES if Sarah Steelman runs in MO-8

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