I almost feel like I need to apologize to our readers on this one, especially in regard to Renee Ellmers, who is running for Congress out of North Carolina’s second district.. On the suggestion of a fellow twitter-er (is that a word?) I started following Renee a while back. This is a solid conservative woman with the right ideas and the right agenda. She has a strong medical background as well as a strong business background. People with real world business experience are almost nonexistent in our current Congress, which is why we are in the mess we are in now.
Here’s Renee’s bio from her website:
Renee Ellmers was born in Ironwood in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; when she was a child her family moved to Madison Heights, near Detroit, where her father took a job in the auto industry. He worked with General Motors until he retired.
After graduating from Madison High School, needing to work her way through college, Renee trained as a Medical Assistant. For the next eight years, working full and part-time jobs, she attended Oakland University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
A year later, working as a Surgical Intensive Care Nurse at Beaumont Hospital she met her husband, Brent, a graduate of the University Of Indiana School Of Medicine.
After their son was born, while visiting family in Cary, Renee and her husband decided to move to North Carolina. Today she works with her husband as Clinical Director of the Trinity Wound Care Center in Dunn.
Renee is active in community affairs, having served as Vice President of Community Development for the Chamber of Commerce and as President Elect of the Chamber for the coming year. She has also served on the Dunn Planning Board, the board of the Betsy Johnson Hospital Foundation and the Harnett County Nursing Home Committee.
She volunteers at Cape Fear Christian Academy where her son, Ben, is a student, and teaches Sunday school at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Last summer she and her husband attended a Town Hall meeting to hear Congressman Bob Etheridge speak on behalf of President Obama’s health care plan. Later, as a volunteer, she became an outspoken critic of government-run health care. She is now a candidate for Congress – opposing Congressman Etheridge – in North Carolina’s 2nd District.
As luck would have it, Renee is the one who is running against Bob Etheridge, who has become the focus of a lot of attention after he assaulted a college student on video. Renee has a statement on this assault here:
It seems that Bob Etheridge has a habit of this sort of violent behavior, as Brandon Leslie, a former resident of the district recalls here. I guess Bob Etheridge really does support ALL of Barack Obama’s agenda, including the part about "getting in their faces" and "punching back twice as hard"! Maybe after Renee sends this cat packing, he can get a job as an enforcer with Obama’s union thug buddies over at the SEIU!
Folks, I support Renee Ellmers for who she is and what she believes in, but knowing who her opponent is, it’s vital that we help her out and make sure she defeats Bob Etheridge. You can support Renee by going to her website: www.reneeforcongress.com following her on Facebook, and Twitter.
Currently Ellmers and Etheridge are neck and neck in this deal, so again, any help is good. Send a few dollars her way, volunteer to man phone banks, and if you live in North Carolina’s District 2, help get out the vote. Let’s send Renee Ellmers to Congress!
Maybe a certain Mama Grizzly will take notice and add Renee to her ever growing group of magnificently tough, self-sufficient bears!
Speaking of Sarah Palin, one of the big Papa Grizzlies she has endorsed is Clint Didier who is running for the United States Senate out of Washington state. Clint will be going up against the far left Marxist-democrat Patty Murray, who is an absolute disaster for the state, and the nation.
Football fans will recognize Clint as a former Washington Redskin, who played in three Super Bowls, but there is a lot more to the man. He’s a strong leader and a good businessman. Clint is a farmer, and owns an excavation company. He understands what hard work is all about. He’s been the football coach at Connell High School, and led that team to two state championships in nine years.
Sarah Palin is strongly backing Clint, and recently paid him a visit to up the ante. He still has to win the upcoming Republican primary. He has some tough competition. His main competition is someone who has run unsuccessfully for statewide office before, twice. Washington is a blue state, and even though the Marxist-democrats are going to lose big this fall, Republicans are still going to have to put their best foot forward. That best foot is Clint Didier.
I was prompted to write about Clint after an interesting and lively discussion, via Twitter, with Chris Widener a conservative leader, author, and columnist for Red County and contributor to SUCCESS Magazine. (Chris is a great guy, but more of the establishment type, in my opinion) It was during our pleasant, but vigorous, debate that Chris posted this awesome video of Clint Didier speaking at the Washington State Republican Convention:
Listening to Clint’s powerful speech, we are reminded of another one of our favorite leaders, and another Sarah Palin endorsee, Lt Col Allen West, who is running for Congress in Florida. Both of these men are powerful speakers and believe in Freedom, Liberty, and the Constitution.
Like Renee Ellmers, Clint can use any support you can give him. You can go to his website: www.clintdidier.org , check out his two Facebook pages here and here, and of course, follow Clint on Twitter here.
Let’s get on board and send these two great conservatives to Washington, D.C.!