Skip to comments.Palin Endorsed Jason Smith Wins MO Special Election in Landslide, Gets Congrats from Mama Grizzly!
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
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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, whos representing Missouris 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, Limbaughs hometown. The Eighth District runs from Missouris southeastern boot heel clear up the Mississippi River to just south of St. Louis County, and then dives down to the Arkansas border. Its a rural, conservative district so conservative that Smiths 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, hed drive from Dent County to Maries County to pick up yard signs calling on Missouris 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.
Hes been busy since college. Hes 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 hes off to D.C., where hell 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!
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).
Who is he replacing? Did somebody die, or resign?
Jo Ann Emerson resigned. She was a RINO.
This is the first I’ve heard of this. Excellent !
What caused her to resign? Investigation? Boredom? Better offer?
Once again, Sarah Palin proves to be a washed-up has-been with no influence on anything.
A GOP conservative replaces a GOP moderate. We can handle that!
But can Bonehead handle that?
She saw the writing on the wall. Found a more “secure” job.
Good riddance to Jo Ann.
It would be interesting to see how many times the LSM (Leftist State Media) has pronounced Palin a washed up has-been.
I’m glad MO finally found someone good; it’s hard for the “Show Me” state to do the right thing.
ALASKAN ELEGANCE WASILLA ALASKA'S SARAH LOUISE.... A PLACE WHERE BEAUTY MEETS BRAINS MEETS BRAVERY MEETS HONESTY MEETS FAITH AND ABILITY.... !
$1,000,000 per year lobbying job as head of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Not bad work if you can get it.
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.
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...