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Meet Johnny Boehner's 2014 Primary Challenger- Ohio Entrepreneur ERIC GURR
Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/04/2014 9:38:38 AM PST by Reaganite Republican


Lifelong Ohioan Eric Gurr -a 48-y.o. student of history who's campaigning as a 'Conservative Republican'- was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati, has been registered as Republican his entire adult life, and is currently the CEO of Best and Brightest inc. a computer consulting firm based in West Chester, Ohio.  

He's married and has three children and two grandchildren, who all reside in Liberty Township. Ohio. Amusingly, Eric is a second cousin to
George Washington. (9x removed)...


And check him out on the issues: he's pro-life, anti-Obamacare, and against unhelpful foreign entanglements like Libya and Syria. And he's definitely no fan of Barack Obama.


As he told the Examiner

"What prompted me to run was the realization that since 2008 Mr. Boehner had slowly pulled away from my views and what I thought was in the best interest of the nation long-term. 

I was not in favor of the TARP programs and I still think our monetary policy is on the wrong track. 

Syria was the tipping point. I thought that war with Syria was a terrible idea. Essentially it is a very high-risk proposition with little or nothing to be gained. 

I also believe strongly that the immigration bill was a bad bill at the wrong time. It makes no sense at all to add to a workforce burdened by high unemployment and underemployment. 

When I started putting all of these things together I realized that Speaker Boehner has just been in Washington too long. Publicly elected servants should serve a few terms and then leave lest they become forever detached from their constituents. Over time this leads to a moderation not only in positions and policy, but in passion for the fight. Inside that beltway, conservative values (both economically and socially) are seen as "extreme." 

We as the base of the GOP have no desire nor need to apologize for these conservative principles as they have served the nation quite well for over 200 years."

Sounds good to me, and I although I don't live anywhere near Cincinnati, I will probably be kicking the guy a few bucks.
Mr Gurr has also written a few columns  for RedState... you can check those out -here-

Two others have also filed to run in the Republican primary against John Boehner, but have yet to file the petitions that will put them on the ballot.


Dump Boehner!


Doug Ross   Gurr for Congress   The Examiner   RedState   BadBlue News


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: boehner; challenger; conservative; ericgurr; ohio; primary; primaryboehner

1 posted on 02/04/2014 9:38:38 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***ping***


2 posted on 02/04/2014 9:39:30 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: EricGurr

ping


3 posted on 02/04/2014 9:41:09 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Reaganite Republican

The challenger appears to eschew the tanning salon.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 9:42:46 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Reaganite Republican
Support FReeper Eric Gurr to oust John Boehner in OH-8

Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker - or Cantor, either!

5 posted on 02/04/2014 9:44:13 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Reaganite Republican
"although I don't live anywhere near Cincinnati,"

I think Boner's district is well to the NW of Cinci.

6 posted on 02/04/2014 9:44:17 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Reaganite Republican

That’s a real nice interview. Mr Gurr gets the important issues out there, simply and to the point. He seems well versed about the issues constitutional conservatives care about....how refreshing.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 9:47:15 AM PST by grania
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To: Reaganite Republican

Time for Bonehead to go ... straight to the detritus pile of History, the quisling snake.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 9:48:08 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Amen


9 posted on 02/04/2014 9:50:24 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Nice... I like his campaign picture and banner. I sure hope he’s able to do this!


10 posted on 02/04/2014 9:52:54 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Irenic

Seems like a pretty decent candidate at first glance!


11 posted on 02/04/2014 9:58:32 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

ABBB - Any Body But Boehner. John Boehner is one of the reasons I no longer am a Republican after 50 years of voting Republican.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 9:59:10 AM PST by CdMGuy
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To: CdMGuy

Don’t quit the party, just quit the RINOS, we still want you involved with Conservative campaigns.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 10:01:04 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

God bless him. I wish him well.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 10:04:11 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Reaganite Republican; stuckinohio

You know he’s a FReeper, right?


15 posted on 02/04/2014 10:07:33 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Reaganite Republican

Outstanding!!!


16 posted on 02/04/2014 10:10:42 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkTg8OYJeMI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV-20FQnbNA


17 posted on 02/04/2014 10:12:24 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Reaganite Republican

18 posted on 02/04/2014 10:20:00 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: txhurl

I got the stuckinohio changed to my real name. And yes, I’m a Freeper and have been for some time.
I did an interview this morning on the Doc Thompson show (Blaze Radio) it was quick but I thought it went pretty well.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 10:23:22 AM PST by EricGurr
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To: EricGurr

Great to have you with us, Eric! You have a huge tsunami of support ready to sweep you into office.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 10:25:25 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Reaganite Republican
I plan to send a donation across country to each candidate running hard against a democrat enabler.

I also dream of an effort in congress to keep an establishment republican out of the speaker's chair.

21 posted on 02/04/2014 10:39:27 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: EricGurr

Please, PLEASE, beat Boehner on 5/6/2014. I wish I lived in your district. How can folks outside of OH help your campaign???


22 posted on 02/04/2014 10:45:04 AM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Good luck to Mr Gurr. A primaried Boehner would effectively kill the Liberal PhonyCon wing of the GOP

Gonna bust up the piggy bank for this race


23 posted on 02/04/2014 10:47:02 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: EricGurr

I wish you the best of luck in this race.
I simply must ask you though, at one time you stated you were more of a ‘moderate GOP’ guy, has that changed?

Thanks in advance.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 10:49:01 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Travis McGee
The dems keep saying there are really only about 11 million people inside our borders illegally that are working and sharing the load.

I'll bet they'd go twisty in a hurry if someone suggested allowing 11 million green card applications and then cutting it off completely.

25 posted on 02/04/2014 10:49:08 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: EricGurr
I will be supporting you because I live in Washington state where every public office in my district from hospital commissioner to US Senate is held by liberal democrats. I am like many others who hope to install members in congress who will work for America and give us some hope that beyond our local issues there is someone watching out for our future and giving us a chance to turn things around.

Imagine [for starters] how our lives might change if all bills brought to the floor had to include the names of the actual authors in addition to sponsors.

26 posted on 02/04/2014 10:56:53 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

bkmk


27 posted on 02/04/2014 11:04:30 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Paladin2

Well, it is winter in Ohio. Not much chance to get a tan. I guess I do look a bit pale.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 11:14:21 AM PST by EricGurr
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To: EricGurr
You might want to proof read your web page again - particularly the issues area.

I wish you well and I hope you unseat Boehner.

29 posted on 02/04/2014 11:30:36 AM PST by old and tired
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To: EricGurr

I don’t live in Ohio, but, seriously,, you are the answer to many prayers!


30 posted on 02/04/2014 11:33:24 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Sadly, people in Cincinnati won’t give him a chance.


31 posted on 02/04/2014 11:46:45 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Travis McGee

All four of these aren’t just quislings, they are open enemies of the Constitution.


32 posted on 02/04/2014 11:48:20 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: EricGurr

This winter especially (global warming appears to be bringing us another snowstorm tonight). Glad to see a viable alternative to Boehner - the last person I saw suggesting he would take Boehner on had very little life experience - it appears you have done very well and can speak to the issues with credibility.
I currently live in Liberty Township so will look forward to learning more about your campaign and progress - very tough taking on not only a sitting congressman but the Speaker of the House. I was the first intern for a Congressman who eventually became the chairman of the House Ways and Means committee, and while my career took a different path I have continued to follow politics and have been very disappointed with some of the more recent actions by our Congressman.
Best wishes on your campaign.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 12:01:15 PM PST by LibertyOh
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To: EricGurr
"Not much chance to get a tan.
I guess I do look a bit pale."
that's the way to fight GOP/e..ridicule/humor works..
interweave facts w/humor..
but, you knew that.
back in '84, McConnell (pol ads) had a bunch of bloodhounds
looking for Dee Huddleston. in a forest..it was a great pol.
ad ever (considered one of the best)

34 posted on 02/04/2014 12:05:32 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: LibertyOh

It sounds as if you are in Ohio. Does Ohio have run-off elections if no one receives 50%? If not, it sure won’t help if multiple challengers run against Boner.


35 posted on 02/04/2014 12:25:31 PM PST by Will88
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To: Will88

I am in Ohio, in Boehner’s district. I have never heard of a run-off election, so if there are more than two actually on the ballot and one fails to gain a majority, the one with a plurality will “win” and be the candidate in the general election.
When it comes time for the election, any opposition candidates best decide which among them has the best chance and the others drop out. I personally don’t see any of the others who have announced having a chance against Boehner, and its definitely a long shot. What will be interesting is if Democrats cross over as their candidate has no chance in this district - they could come over if there was a viable candidate just to knock Boehner out at the primary level - not recognizing that they may just get what they “asked for” - a real conservative.


36 posted on 02/04/2014 12:46:34 PM PST by LibertyOh
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To: LibertyOh

How susceptible is your district to a D win if the Dems use their patented “Tea Party war on women, fund a libertarian to bleed R votes” in the November election?


37 posted on 02/04/2014 12:49:40 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

While never say never, I don’t think there is anywhere enough support for a Democrat to ever win here. Their highest result since 2000, 36% in 2006, is not likely to happen again. After only getting 30% in 2008, the D’s didn’t even run someone in 2012.


38 posted on 02/04/2014 1:14:18 PM PST by LibertyOh
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To: LibertyOh

Very good, thanks!


39 posted on 02/04/2014 1:15:34 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Will88

Runoffs are only in TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, and SC, and possibly NC if no one gets over 40 percent in the first round.


40 posted on 02/04/2014 1:17:27 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: EricGurr

Greetings from one of your southern neighbors here in Kentucky. I wish you the best in your efforts to replace Boehner. We are, similarly, in the process of trying to oust McConnell from the senate and replace him with Matt Bevin. The republican party needs to shed itself of these RINOs. Good luck. I’ll be pulling for you.


41 posted on 02/04/2014 1:18:37 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: LibertyOh

I live in Liberty Twp as well!


42 posted on 02/04/2014 1:28:15 PM PST by EricGurr
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To: lakecumberlandvet

I’ve met Matt Bevin. He’s a really great person. Also very smart. I’m pulling for him as well.


43 posted on 02/04/2014 1:30:23 PM PST by EricGurr
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To: EricGurr

Best wishes for your success!


44 posted on 02/04/2014 7:33:32 PM PST by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: Theodore R.

IMHO we’ll get Lindsey Graham in a runoff- three challengers already. Multiple conservatives running is actually good in the runoff states, but the others we need to back a single challenger, as in the case of Boehner


45 posted on 02/04/2014 9:13:33 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: LibertyOh; Theodore R.

I think runoffs originated in the South as a means to make it more difficult for blacks, liberals, or carpetbaggers to win elections. But runoffs now serve a great function of ensuring that the eventual winner will be the choice of a larger percentage of the voters than one vote with no runoff if no one receives a majority.

Maybe primary voters who oppose Boner will settle on one candidate before election day in Ohio. But the place runoffs are most needed is in presidential primaries. We usually have a ‘winner’ no more than halfway throught the state primaries, a winner who received around 1/3 of the total vote. And with four or five conservative candidates and a couple of RINOS, we end up with the RINO.

But that won’t change since it benefits the GOPe so much and gives us candidates like McCain and Romney.


46 posted on 02/05/2014 9:20:02 AM PST by Will88
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