Levin vs Hoogendyk

October 11, 2008

A letter from Jack Hoogendyk.  Call your Michiganders and tell them to watch.

Is Carl Levin Ready for Prime Time?
Below, is the press release that went out last week about the debates that will take place between me and Senator Carl Levin. I want to thank all of you who pressured his campaign and the media to make this happen. It has been a long time since Senator Levin has debated his opponent on live television before a statewide audience.

Please help us spread the word! Tell all your friends to be watching their local PBS affiliate at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 19th. In fact, you may want to call the PBS affiliate to make usre they carry the debate.

I would not want to pass up this opportunity to ask you to consider a contribution to the campaign. If everyone reading this sent in as little as $10, we could do so much more; purchase more yard signs, buy more media. We have a real uphill battle, but things are looking better everyday. If you can make a contribution, $10, $25, $50, please do so here.

Thanks, again for your help in getting these important debates. And, thank you for your support and prayers. God bless.


Danae Brack
Campaign Manager

Hoogendyk and Levin to Face Off in Two Debates
US Senate Candidates Will Meet in Detroit and Grand Rapids

Michigan – October 2, 2008 – US Senate candidates Jack Hoogendyk and Carl Levin have agreed to participate in at least two debates this election season. The first, scheduled for October 19th, will be hosted by WGVU and Grand Valley State University. All seven of Michigan’s public television stations have agreed to broadcast the debate live at 7 pm. The second debate will be the following day, October 20th, at the Detroit Economic Club.
“The unusual thing about these debates is that no negotiations were involved whatsoever — at least, not that our campaign knew about,” said Hoogendyk. “Senator Levin’s office sent a letter on September 2nd offering to open up negotiations regarding potential debates, but since that time no one from my campaign has been able to begin to negotiate or even to make contact with the Levin campaign. Phone calls, letters, and e-mails received little or no response. Finally we were contacted by the debate hosts to inform us that Senator Levin had agreed to the debates.
“However, I am glad that Senator Levin recognizes the value of making himself available to answer the voters’ questions and make known his positions on the issues. I look forward to the opportunity to tell the voters why reform is needed in the US Senate, and how I plan to bring that about.”


I often get hits for the Party Platforms

September 5, 2008

Here’s the 2008 Republican Party Platform.

And here’s an earlier post with links to others.

Sarah Palin – Qualified to be President

September 4, 2008

I’m sure there will be many that find Sarah Palin’s speech to be inflamatory.  And it is.  But, it is a fair response to the sexist assault she and her family has endured for the last week.

She has shown that she has the grit to take on the media and Obama and fight back their baseless assualts.

I especially liked her defense of small town America.  She called out Obama’s two faced assualt on the bible thumping, gun clinchers.  He is an elitist with ZERO experience that qualifies him to be President.

I think one of the best lines in the speech was when Palin said that Obama has written two books, but not a SINGLE PIECE OF IMPORTANT LEGISLATION – ever.

There are a lot of things I don’t like about John McCain.  But, there are a LOT of things I LOVE about Sarah Palin.

I will be voting Republican during this election.

A letter from Jack Hoogendyk

May 22, 2008

Today, I received a letter from Jack Hoogendyk. I’ve pulled out 1 paragraph that I think is important.

Thank you again for your faith in our campaign and the principles on which it stands: less government, lower taxes, individual responsibility, a strong national defense, and the preservation of the values that made this country the greatest nation on earth.

He received over 30,000 signatures from all 83 Michigan counties – a strong showing. He has a 75% name recognition compared to 95% for Sen Levin.  He has a legitimate chance to defeat Carl Levin.

Here’s part of Carl Levin’s glorious record (taken from ontheissues.org):

  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
  • Rated 78% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 96% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)

Jack Hoogendyk needs your help to win this election. Visit Jack for Michigan to donate.

Jack Hoogendyk Jr (R)

Raised: $36,910
Spent: $21,583
Cash on Hand: $15,326
Last Report: Mar 31 2008 12:00AM

Carl Levin’s Fund Raising

Raised: $6,041,985
Spent: $2,864,021
Cash on Hand: $4,170,210
Last Report: Mar 31 2008 12:00AM

Jack Hoogendyk officially running for Senator

May 19, 2008

In case you’ve been waiting for me to tell you, Jack Hoogendyk has turned in 30000 signatures to get on the ballot (2x what was required).

Last week I sent a letter to Senator Levin asking when he would sponsor a bill that would encourage domestic oil exploration, in addition to investing in alternative energy research. It might surprise you that he has not responded.

It is time for someone like Hoogendyk to represent Michigan.

I’ve donated to his campaign. If you are ready for a change in Michigan leadership, you should too.

You can do it here: Jack Hoogendyk for Michigan.

Here’s where Jack Hoogendyk stands

March 29, 2008

Here are position statements for Jack Hoogendyk – Michigan candidate for US Senate.

Abortion: I am Pro-life.
Business: Help it expand to give jobs to more Michigan workers.
Guns: Your government ought to never get between you and your defenses.
Health care: There are several significant changes to health care which I intend to push for that will give coverage to all Americans by lowering costs, and giving more choice and opportunity than the current system.
Immigration: As the son of legal immigrants, this country needs to defend its border and ensure the right levels of legal immigration.
Jobs: Helping grow business will create more new jobs, you can do that by easing government regulations, taxes and restrictions.
Taxes: Cut them to give people their money back, and match them with spending cuts.

Anyone remember about a year ago when Mike Huckabee was polling less than 5% in Iowa? Jack has a long way to go. But, his path starts at your door. Get out the vote.

Hoogendyk vs Levin for US Senate

March 29, 2008

I like Senator Levin so much, I’d like him to start spending more time in Michigan.

Let’s send Jack Hoogendyk to Washington.  Here are some reasons.

If you want to research Hoogendyk, this is his most informative website.  I think anyone from Texas (township) deserves a good look.

If you really want to research Levin go here.