|The Independence Hall Foundation, the largest independent conservative grass roots organization with thousands of members in the tri-state region, is announcing, today, its endorsements in key 2016 Pennsylvania |
Republican statewide and congressional district primary races.
Although the 20-member Foundation Board could not reach a consensus in the GOP presidential primary, the Board has voted unanimously (except in the 13th Congressional District) to endorse the following candidates:
Pennsylvania Statewide Competitive Primary Races
The Foundation endorses Joe Peters because of his impressive career in law enforcement (his association with Kathleen Kane not withstanding) and his commitment to take on local PA municipalities that provide "sanctuary" to illegal immigrants in opposition to federal and state laws.
The Foundation duly notes that Peter's opponent, State Senator John Rafferty, has significantly less experience in law enforcement; supports "dreamer" legislation; opposes the privatization of the Liquor Control Board and the enactment of Paycheck Protection due his strong union ties.
Southeast PA Competitive Congressional Primary Races
The Foundation endorses Pat Meehan because of his consistent votes, over the years, to repeal ObamaCare; defund Planned Parenthood; lower taxes; decrease spending; expose corrupt practices of the Veterans Administration; hold the Obama Administration accountable on the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals; stop Obama's Executive Order on Immigration, and support our nation's defense. Meehan has also been a strong advocate of local law enforcement communities.
During his tenure as Cheltenham Township Commissioner (Montgomery County) in the 1980's, Meehan's primary opponent, Stan Casacio, voted to increase the township's budget by 80% and raise property taxes by 42% to cover the deficit he helped create.
The Foundation endorses Brian Fitzpatrick over his two primary challengers due to his overwhelming conservative credentials--which include fighting political corruption and worldwide terrorism as an FBI Special Agent; his district-wide name recognition; and his ability to raise the funds necessary to defeat his Democrat primary opponent in the fall election.
The Foundation endorses Chet Beiler due to his successful career as an entrepreneur and his commitment to conservative principles. Beiler's opponent, State Senator Lloyd Smucker, supports "dreamer" legislation and opposes cracking down on "sanctuary" municipalities.
The Foundation endorses charismatic and articulate NASCAR race driver, Matt Connolly, because of his commitment to conservative principles and his second place finish in a three-way primary race in 2014--which earned him district-wide name recognition. In 2014, Connolly's opponent, Northampton County Councilman Glenn Geissinger, voted to increase county taxes by almost 10%.
Pennsylvania Statewide Non-Competitive GOP Primary Races
PA Auditor General
PA State Treasurer
Pennsylvania Non-Competitive Congressional GOP Primary Races
Robert Sklaroff (write-in candidate)
Charlie Dent, the incumbent GOP Congressman, is a vocal supporter of the taxpayer funded group, Planned Parenthood, despite recent disclosures that the nation's leading abortion provider (PP) barbarically kills over 300,000 unborn children annually--then sells their body parts on the market to the highest bidder.