Skip to comments.Thompson Campaign Announces Sportsmen for Fred Steering Committee
Posted on 11/24/2007 12:43:49 PM PST by Josh Painter
McLean, VA - Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced its Sportsmen for Fred Thompson leadership and steering committee. Iowa State Representative and NRA Board Member Clel Baudler, Gerald Stoudemire, Michael Bane, Bill Bunting, and Lee Ann Tarducci will serve as Co-Chairs of Sportsmen for Fred Thompson.
Clel Baudler has represented the 58th district of Iowa in the state legislature since 1998. He currently sits on the Judiciary, Natural Resources and Oversight committees and is the ranking member of the Public Safety Committee. A retired state trooper, State Representative Baudler also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association.
"Fred Thompson has been an unapologetic supporter of the Second Amendment throughout his career and I am honored to be on his team. He is somebody that Second Amendment supporters, hunters, and sportsmen will have as an ally in the White House," said Iowa State Representative and NRA Board Member Clel Baudler. "He has the experience, commitment to conservative principles and understanding of the rule of law that we need leading this nation."
Gerald Stoudemire is a 15-year member and current President of the Gun Owners of South Carolina. The owner of a gun store in Little Mountain, SC, Stoudemire is a NRA Benefactor Member. He has served the Little Mountain community for over 40 years as a volunteer firefighter, including 22 years as the Volunteer Fire Chief.
"I am so pleased to be serving as Co-Chair of Sportsmen for Fred," said Gerald Stoudemire. "Fred Thompson can be trusted on the Second Amendment. He is the only candidate with a consistent record that reflects an understanding of the protection provided under the Second Amendment, and will go to the mat to defend it. I am pleased to offer my support to his campaign and will do everything I can to help Fred win."
Michael Bane is in his eighth season as the host of Shooting Gallery, one of the highest rated shows on the Outdoor Channel. He is the founder and executive producer of Down Range Television, the largest firearms-oriented community website that receives more than 250,000 individual viewers per month. The owner of the Michael Bane Blog, he is a contributor to Outdoor Life Magazine. Bane is the author of 21 books and has been chronicled in numerous publications including Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and Men's Health.
"The so-called 'gun culture' is in fact the mainstream culture of America, and Fred Thompson is the only candidate who understands that simple truth," said Michael Bane. "Through our license fees, our purchases and our contributions, we represent billions of dollars in annual commerce; through our willingness to accept personal responsibility for our safety, we have seen our fellow citizens benefit as crime rates have fallen across our country; through our resolute belief in the Founders' intentions, we have moved toward a better, stronger America. Fred Thompson understands these things because he is more than a candidate...he is one of us."
"I am so honored to have the support of these leading 2nd Amendment advocates, hunters, sportsmen and gun collectors from across the country," said Senator Fred Thompson. "These folks know the real effect of gun control measures is to place onerous restrictions on law-abiding citizens who use firearms for legal activities such as hunting, self-defense, sport-shooting, and collecting. I am committed to fighting for the rights assured to law abiding citizens under the Second Amendment."
Senator Thompson visited with voters today at the Land of the Sky Gun Show in Ladson, South Carolina.
The Sportsmen for Fred Thompson Steering Committee includes:
National Co-Chairs Clel Baudler (Iowa), Iowa State Representative and National Rifle Association Board Member Gerald Stoudemire (South Carolina), President, Gun Owners of South Carolina Bill Bunting (Florida), Chairman, Governor Charlie Christ's Second Amendment Rights Coalition Lee Ann Tarducci (South Carolina), Board Member and Operations Director, Second Amendment Sisters of South Carolina Michael Bane (Colorado), Host and Producer of "Shooting Gallery" on The Outdoor Channel
South Carolina Kirkman Finlay, Columbia, South Carolina City Councilman
New Hampshire Stephen Lee, Endowment Member of the NRA (18+ years) and member of Gun Owners of America Paul Erhardt, Firearm Industry Executive
California Wally Beinfeld, Shows Director, Beinfeld Productions MB John Bianchi, Author, Blue Steel and Gun Leather
Tennessee Ronnie Barrett, Founder, Barrett Firearms Company Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Tennessee Lieutenant Governor
Texas Jerry Patterson, Texas Land Commissioner
Arizona Scott Moore, Firearm Industry Executive
*Affiliations listed are for identification purposes only
Guns and illegal immigration, taken together, can win the next election.
Can you imagine Hillary in a duck blind. You know its coming if she gets the nomination.
If I see Hillary in a duck blind like that wack-job Kerry, acting like she’s a sportsman to get the NRA vote, I’ll be sick.
This augmented by the endorsement of Fred by the National Right to Life organization is a clear message that Fred isn't a political fence sitter!
He stands firmly on the "right" side of the fence and isn't afraid to.
With a stack of dishes for a weapon and ammo.
After all what's a duck without a Bill?
I think I read it here on FR about Hillary saying that she had been duck hunting before. If so, I’ll bet she has never passed a hunter safety course or purchased a license......which would make her......a poacher.
I think this will be more helpful than last week’s “Lawyers for Fred.”
Michael Bane was a great score for Team Thompson.
I recognize some of those other names, too. Fred has some firearms industry heavyweights on his side:
Ronnie Barrett, Founder, Barrett Firearms Company
Paul Erhardt, Firearm Industry Executive (SIGARMS)
Scott Moore (National Shooting Sports Foundation)
John Bianchi, Bianchi International (Holsters, Duty Belts)
Frankly, I think Fred and Hillary have been duck hunting an equal amount of times.
Lee Ann Tarducci is our own freeper, 2nd Amendment Mama! Can we have a round of applause—LOL!
This is great news. The tide is beginning to turn. Can you feel it? This election could truly be a Conservative victory for our Country. I have faith that Senator Fred Thompson will be our next President of the United States.
FRED THOMPSON - PRO-LIFE - 2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE - SECURE THE BORDERS - FEDERALIST - STRONG NATIONAL SECURITY ADVOCATE - PING!
“This is great news. The tide is beginning to turn. Can you feel it? This election could truly be a Conservative victory for our Country. I have faith that Senator Fred Thompson will be our next President of the United States.”
Ditto!! GO FRED! Be sure to watch Fox News Sunday tomorrow as Fred will be on with Chris Wallace! :)
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