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Palin Endorsed Jason Smith Wins MO Special Election in Landslide, Gets Congrats from Mama Grizzly!
A Time For Choosing ^ | June 5, 2013 | Gary P. Jackson

Posted on 06/06/2013 2:57:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In the Missouri special election held Tuesday night Jason Smith won his race in a landslide, with 67 percent of the vote.

Mr Smith will go to Washington!

Sarah Palin who endorsed Smith tweeted her congratulations:

Sarah Palin ✔ @SarahPalinUSA

Mr. Smith goes to Washington! Congrats @RepJasonSmith -- stay strong and true to your roots! 9:01 PM - 4 Jun 2013

193 Retweets 93 favorites

From Ed Harris the Chairman of the Missouri GOP:

On Tuesday night, conservative Republican Jason Smith was elected to Congress in a landslide. He finished with 67 percent of the vote, 40 points ahead of his Democratic opponent. Smith, who’s representing Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District, will be a reliable vote against amnesty and common core, and for life, traditional marriage and the Constitution. Just 32 years old, he will be one of the youngest members of Congress.

Smith has more in common with Rush Limbaugh than he does with Chris Christie. In fact, his district includes Cape Girardeau, Limbaugh’s hometown. The Eighth District runs from Missouri’s southeastern boot heel clear up the Mississippi River to just south of St. Louis County, and then dives down to the Arkansas border. It’s a rural, conservative district — so conservative that Smith’s Democratic opponent ran on a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, anti-Obamacare platform.

Smith himself has a long track record of conservatism. He grew up on a farm in Dent County. In college, he’d drive from Dent County to Maries County to pick up yard signs calling on Missouri’s then-governor, Democrat Mel Carnahan, to accept the will of Missourians and not veto a bill banning partial-birth abortion. He then helped distribute those signs across the state.

He’s been busy since college. He’s gotten a law degree, started a small business, worked on his family farm and run for office. In 2005, he was elected to the Missouri House. Once there, he backed tax cuts, Second Amendment protections and general good government laws.

In addition to being a small-government conservative, Smith has an easygoing personality that allows him to make friends easily and avoid angering people. At a recent fundraiser in St. Louis, former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth said that Smith is “more conservative than me and one of the best guys I know.” High praise from a man who disagrees with Smith on a number of issues.

I spent Tuesday night with Smith in southern Jefferson County. Shortly after the polls closed, it became clear that he was going to win easily. I was excited for him and wanted to talk about his swearing-in. But Smith was too superstitious to discuss any of that before all the votes had been counted. Instead, he talked about how he spent the last hours of Election Day at a quiet spot on his Salem, Missouri farm.

Now he’s off to D.C., where he’ll try to save our republic. I like his chances.

Let us add our congratulations as well, and hope this is just a taste of what is to come in 2014!


TOPICS: Missouri; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: congress; jasonsmith; missouri; palin

1 posted on 06/06/2013 2:57:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The liberal media really buried this election (compare that to how the pushed the Mark Sanford election when they thought that hack comics democrat sister might win).


2 posted on 06/06/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT by apillar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is he replacing? Did somebody die, or resign?


3 posted on 06/06/2013 3:13:18 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But she’s irrelevant? [/s]
4 posted on 06/06/2013 3:15:59 PM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Jo Ann Emerson resigned. She was a RINO.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 3:16:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

This is the first I’ve heard of this. Excellent !


6 posted on 06/06/2013 3:22:21 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What caused her to resign? Investigation? Boredom? Better offer?


7 posted on 06/06/2013 3:24:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again, Sarah Palin proves to be a washed-up has-been with no influence on anything.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 3:24:27 PM PDT by karnage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A GOP conservative replaces a GOP moderate. We can handle that!
But can Bonehead handle that?


9 posted on 06/06/2013 3:27:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She saw the writing on the wall. Found a more “secure” job.
Good riddance to Jo Ann.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 3:29:47 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: karnage

It would be interesting to see how many times the LSM (Leftist State Media) has pronounced Palin a washed up has-been.


11 posted on 06/06/2013 3:41:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m glad MO finally found someone good; it’s hard for the “Show Me” state to do the right thing.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 3:46:44 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

QUEEN KINGMAKER!!

ALASKAN ELEGANCE WASILLA ALASKA'S SARAH LOUISE.... A PLACE WHERE BEAUTY MEETS BRAINS MEETS BRAVERY MEETS HONESTY MEETS FAITH AND ABILITY.... !


13 posted on 06/06/2013 4:59:25 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: afraidfortherepublic

$1,000,000 per year lobbying job as head of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Not bad work if you can get it.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 6:26:08 PM PDT by nd76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; McGruff; karnage; Jack Hydrazine; jimsin

Jason Smith was going to win this election easily anyhow. Palin didn’t really have anything to do with it. This is nothing against Palin, it’s just that she didn’t affect the outcome. I work in this district, spend a lot of time there.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 9:41:40 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (I work in St. Francois and Washington counties, Missouri.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Maybe so. But it’s nice to have a win-win. And from what I have read, Mr. Smith will be a welcome addition to Congress...


16 posted on 06/06/2013 10:51:28 PM PDT by karnage
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