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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2011
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Eagle Forum Endorses Tom Graves over Bob Barr in Georgia's 14th Congressional District
Washington, D.C. — Eagle Forum PAC, a conservative public policy organization founded by pro-family leader Phyllis Schlafly, is proud to support Congressman Tom Graves in the 2012 election and joins other conservative groups in urging voters to support Graves over former Congressman Bob Barr, who has expressed interest in challenging Graves in a Republican primary.
"Tom Graves hit the ground running for his constituents. Immediately upon being sworn in after winning a special election, he sponsored a bill to defund Obamacare," said Schlafly.
"Graves is proving himself to be a solid conservative and pro-family leader," Schlafly noted. "He has earned a 100% score on Eagle Forum's score card that tracks votes on issues relating to protecting life, protecting the family and protecting U.S. jobs and sovereignty."
"Former Congressman Bob Barr, on the other hand, represents the kind of politicians that voters rejected in 2006, 2008 and 2010," Schlafly declared. "He betrayed conservatives on vitally important issues and left the Republican Party to run for President on the Libertarian ticket in 2008."
Barr wrote and championed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, but repudiated his support for the bill and is now calling for its repeal. Also, while in Congress, Barr wrote an amendment that stopped a D.C. medical marijuana initiative, but after leaving Congress, he worked as a paid lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project. "Now more than ever, we must take back our country by electing a veto-proof Congress full of rock solid conservatives, not people who betray our values and give us politics as usual," Schlafly concluded. "We need to re-elect conservative fighters like Congressman Tom Graves. I urge all conservatives to vote for Graves in the Republican primary."
Eagle Forum PAC supports candidates who are committed to a conservative philosophy of limited government, national sovereignty and traditional values.