Wednesday, May 16, 2012

While Jeff Flake Fights Against Earmarks & Wasteful Spending, Wil Cardon Sees Things Differently

PHOENIX – Jeff Flake is known for fighting a long, often lonely battle against the shameful practice of earmarking in Congress. Mostnotably, he was profiled in 2006 by CBS’ 60 Minutes for that very fight. Click here to watch the segment. His efforts eventually led to the current moratorium on earmarks, proving that one person can make a difference in Washington.

Flake’s record was also acknowledged earlier this month by respected conservative reformer, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint: The fight isn’t over however. Unfortunately, Congress only agreed to an earmark moratorium that is temporary. Jeff Flake isn’t giving up until earmarks are permanently a thing of the past.
“When it comes to fighting wasteful Washington spending and parochial politics, nobody has done more to advance the cause of freedom than Jeff Flake. Nobody.

“Jeff Flake has fought a lonely battle against earmarks for years, even when it meant standing up to members of his own party who refused to stop pork barrel spending. Without his leadership, House Republicans would not have adopted the earmark moratorium last year.”

But Wil Cardon sees things a different way.
Cardon’s position on steering government spending to special projects could be described as “evolving.” That happens with some in Washington.

While Cardon is spending millions on TV these days trying to convince voters that he opposes earmarks, The Yellow Sheet Report noted on May 10 that statements in Cardon’s latest ad “…seemingly flies in the face of statements he made when he announced his candidacy last summer. At the time (YS, 8/5), he said he opposed earmarks, but touted the need for federal spending on projects that would almost certainly be decried as pork today...”

“Wil Cardon represents the big spending ways of Washington that has put the country in the fiscal mess it’s in,” said Andrew Wilder, Communications Director for the Flake campaign. “We don’t need more people like that in Congress. Thankfully we have someone who’s been fighting for us…Jeff Flake.”


Paid for by Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate, Inc.

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