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Herman Cain endorses Hoogendyk (MI)
Niles Daily Star ^ | March 16, 2012

Posted on 03/21/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Remember Herman Cain?

Well, Jack Hoogendyk certainly does.

The Kalamazoo Republican, who is running for Fred Upton’s 6th District Congressional post, has been endorsed by the former presidential candidate.

Cain sent out a press release Thursday, welcoming Hoogendyk into the “Army of Davids.”

In the release, Cain said Hoogendyk has committed to his so-called “9-9-9 plan,” calling for a 9 percent tax rate on personal income, 9 percent on corporate income and 9 percent on national sales tax.

“The current tax code is confusing and counter-productive. It stifles prosperity,” Hoogendyk said in the release.

Cain praised Hoogendyk’s limited government conservatism.

“Just the fact that Mr. Hoogendyk spent six years in public office and never voted for a tax increase shows he’s unafraid to stand up to the ‘Goliath’ of big government,” Cain said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nilesstar.com ...


TOPICS: Michigan; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: fredupton; hermancain; jackhoogendyk; kalamazoo; michigan

1 posted on 03/21/2012 3:13:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: grellis; cripplecreek; Darren McCarty; Quantum; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; ...

Jack Joogendyk is a conservative’s conservative who is supported by the TEA Party. Fred Upton is RINO Establishment hack. I hope that Michigan conservatives come through here.

The primary is August 7.


2 posted on 03/21/2012 3:16:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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I'm thinking of starting a Michigan Capitol Confidential ping list. If anyone is interested, let me know.
3 posted on 03/21/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

Fred Upton = Access to large, wonderful boobies though...

Go Jack Jasfjuewisdfj!


4 posted on 03/21/2012 3:18:51 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Go Jack Jasfjuewisdfj!

LOL Can't be any harder to pronounce your way.
5 posted on 03/21/2012 3:24:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’ve met Jack a couple of times. He seems like a good guy.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly! :)

Hard to pronounce name aside, he looks like a good man; I hope he wins.


7 posted on 03/21/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This is a primary to watch. A Hoogendyk victory would be a tonic for conservatives,


8 posted on 03/21/2012 3:39:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; SunkenCiv

I’m just gonna call him the Dutchman from now on.


9 posted on 03/21/2012 4:26:15 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: cripplecreek

K-zoo? A college town....


10 posted on 03/21/2012 4:31:20 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cybet's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Impy; SunkenCiv

“I’m just gonna call him the Dutchman from now on.”

I want to call him Congressman.


11 posted on 03/21/2012 4:37:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Impy; All

Good call!


12 posted on 03/21/2012 4:46:15 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Very liberal college town.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 4:57:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I know. I lived there for a bit. Before I moved to Jackson. [mutters]


14 posted on 03/21/2012 5:06:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Cicero; EternalVigilance

Hoodendyk would be a strong conservative voice and the House GOP Caucus needs that. Also, this is a safely Republican district.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 5:14:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I live in Jackson county (Norvell) but haven’t been to town in at least a year. I grew up in Hanover.


16 posted on 03/21/2012 5:24:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I know. I was the DJ in Albion. Those were the days, indeed.


17 posted on 03/21/2012 5:43:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Glad to hear this news. The only thing Fred Upton has going for him is an incredibly attractive niece.


18 posted on 03/21/2012 6:23:26 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks for the pings. :’)


19 posted on 03/21/2012 7:55:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: cripplecreek

Whoops, and thanks cripplecreek!


20 posted on 03/21/2012 9:26:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Somebody’s gonna try to take out Rhino Freddie? Awesome!

Back in 2002 I volunteered for the Dale Sugars campaign. We got shellacked—I think the final tally was 70 for Upton, 30 for Sugars—but it was worth it to try to unseat one of Congress’ biggest rhinos. Sugars was and is a good man, but we got outspent 1,000,000 to 100,000. Hope this challenger has good funding and a professional staff. Underfunded and inexperienced, we got killed. Has Freddie trotted out his hunting jacket and shotgun in ads yet? That’s what he did 10 years ago.

I’ll contribute as soon as I get paid—my current Congressman, Rep. Culberson, doesn’t need the money. Already contributed to Ted Cruz—he looks like a good bet to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Senate. Whatever happens at the Presidential level, let’s make elective bodies from local school board to Federal Congress more like the Tea Party! Rebellion is brewing and don’t let our reps forget it!


21 posted on 03/21/2012 10:17:36 PM PDT by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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