Saturday, May 1, 2010

No Robo Calls from Marlin Stutzman, period! But Mike Huckabee might call?

In case you have heard the rumor, NO, Marlin Stutzman's campaign is NOT using a robocall system to talk with voters.  All callers for Marlin are real people making real calls.  He has asked his supporters to make calls for him and that is the end of that.

I know of two organizations from outside of Indiana, one being the Senate Conservatives of Jim DeMint and another being a veteran's organization and I have heard that either one or both of them might be making robo calls.  We welcome any information you may have about that. 

But, again, NO WAY the Marlin Stutzman campaign is not robo calling and his supporters are not robo calling.   His campaign makes real calls and he has real supporters, too!


Why I Endorsed Marco Rubio, Chuck DeVore and Marlin Stutzman

Posted by Gov. Mike Huckabee

Thursday, April 29th at 11:57AM EDT

I realize that I am preaching to the choir on Redstate when I say we need: Chuck DeVore, Marco Rubio and Marlin Stutzman in the US Senate. We do.
We need three firm votes in the Senate AGAINST bailouts, Obamacare and the many tax increases that our coming our way to pay for both. We need strong defenders of the 2nd amendment, life, traditional marriage and wait for it…REAL BORDER SECURITY!

In Marco, Chuck and Marlin we have candidates with strong and proven conservative principles. On a day when a candidate with no principles is about to switch to “No Party Affiliation” it’s nice to celebrate and support three conservative candidates who know what they believe - and why they believe it.

Learn more about each today and consider making a donation in support of their campaigns at:

Marco Rubio -
Chuck DeVore -
Marlin Stutzman - and

Join me in helping elect three strong conservatives.

Marlin videos

RedState (Erick Erickson) endorses Marlin

American Conservatives Union endorses Marlin

Lake County Right To Life specifically endorses Marlin, along with 23 State Senators and 27 State House

Mark "The Great One" Levin endorses Marlin

Tea Party Action Committee endorses Marlin

Kevin Tracy endorses Marlin

Eric Krieg put up a Marlin Sign right before DeMint jumped on the bandwagon

Ken Tomlinson: Can a Hoosier farmer produce another Massachusetts miracle for Republicans?

By: Kenneth Tomlinson

Examiner Contributor

February 20, 2010

A notable buzz surrounded youthful Indiana State Sen. Marlin Stutzman as he was escorted around this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by activist Donna Weisner. “Back in Indiana, they say he’s our Scott Brown,” she said proudly.

Stutzman supporters elatedly boasted news of a Rasmussen poll that gives Stutzman a ten-point lead over the likely Democrat nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Evan Bayh.

All this is a stunning development for the young farmer and businessman who only four years ago was the youngest member of the Indiana legislature. In Washington power circles former Sen. Dan Coats has been all but anointed the GOP nominee for the Bayh seat.

In Indiana there has been a real pushback to the Washington-blessed Coats candidacy, and as ten thousand conservatives gathered for CPAC they were greeted by a huge Stutzman endorsement by increasingly influential RedState blogger Erick Erickson.

Declared Erickson: “The GOP needs to change its public image that voters have. It should not be using retired senators who moved out of state and become a lobbyist to do that.

“We need younger faces and fresher voices. We need guys like Marco Rubio. We need guys like Marlin Stutzman.”

This reaction is not the only thing the veteran conservative favorite Coats has to worry about in the senate race. CNN reports Democrats have unearthed a news video showing Coats talking about moving to North Carolina because the Tar Heel state “might be a better place” to live than Indiana. Critics also are combing through records from Coats’s recent work as a lobbyist, searching for clients who might lead to political embarrassment.

As excited as Stutzman’s supporters are over the Rasmussen poll, he is by no means a household name in the Hoosier state. Coats still is viewed as a clear favorite by D.C. political handicappers—and in the same Rasmussen poll Coats holds a 14-point lead over 8th district Rep. Democrat Brad Ellsworth, who in recent days announced he is running for the Bayh seat. For that matter, former 8th district Rep. John Hostettler who was defeated by Ellsworth in 2006 holds a 19- point lead over the man he beat, according to the Rasmussen poll.

Hostettler has been hammering away at Coats, despite his lifetime 90 percent ACU rating, because he was one of only a handful of GOP senators to vote for the Brady gun control bill. Hostettler is better known in Indiana than Stutzman—but his notoriety isn’t always a political plus.

As aggressively as Hostettler hammers away at Coats’s Second Amendment record, when it comes to gun control Hostettler has a record of his own. In August of 2004, he pleaded guilty to carrying a loaded semiautomatic handgun into a security checkpoint in the Louisville airport. A judge sentenced him to 60-days in prison but suspended the sentence.

On foreign policy issues, Hostettler tends to reflect the views of libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, R-TX.

Hostettler was swept into office in the big Republican year of 1994, but he managed to win reelection five times in Indiana’s “Bloody-Eighth,” which in the 1970s had the distinction of sending four different congressmen to the House in four successive elections.

Hostettler established a reputation as a poor fund raiser—in fairness he refused to accept PAC money—and the Almanac of American Politics notes that he once won reelection despite being outspent 2 to 1 by his Democrat opponent. His fund-raising deficiencies caught up with him in 2006 when Ellsworth, a county sheriff, crushed Hostettler. Ellsworth outspent him 3 to 1.

Fund raising for Hostettler may prove to be a real barrier in the senate primary. Erickson was one of the conservative leaders who produced a huge influx in campaign contributions in NY-23, and if the CPAC reaction to Stutzman is any reaction, national conservative money should be headed his way.

Stuzman is a fourth-generation farmer who grew up near Howe. He and his father farm 4,000 acres and also run a trucking company. He is an active Baptist and has participated in numerous church mission ventures around the world. In the Indiana legislature, he has been known as a supporter of tax cuts—and reductions in state spending. Stutzman has the support of Indiana senate pro tempore Daniel Long.

Footnote: A host of Washington journalistic insiders reported that Bayh had a comfortable leader when he stunned observers with his announcement that he would not seek reelection this fall.

That was far from the case.

A month ago, another Rasmussen poll showed Bayh in deep trouble back home. That survey showed Bayh attracting less than 50 percent of the vote against likely GOP opponents and Rasmussen concluded Bayh would likely face “a tough reelection battle” in the fall. Bayh chose not to face such a battle.

Coats made a similar decision 12 years ago when he chose not to run for reelection against then-popular Gov. Evan Bayh. Hoosiers have not seen Coats’s name on a ballot in 18 years.

Ken Tomlinson is a former editor-in-chief of The Reader's Digest.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Another Reason to Support Marlin Stutzman

Posted by Erick Erickson

Wednesday, April 28th at 1:40PM EDT


The NRSC backed Arlen Specter and a year ago today Specter bolted.

The NRSC backed Charlie Crist and today Charlie Crist is bolting.

The NRSC is backing Dan Coats. Now, there is no way under the sun that Dan Coats would bolt the GOP. But can we trust the NRSC’s judgment that Coats is the best guy?

Marlin Stutzman filed his financial disclosure. Coats has not.

Marlin Stutzman has an A+ rating from the NRA. Coats does not.

Marlin Stutzman has lived in Indiana for the past ten years. Coats has not.

Marlin Stutzman has never lobbied for bailed out banks. Coats has.

There are huge undecideds in this race in Indiana. Give money to Marlin Stutzman. Get him through the primary.

Don’t let the NRSC keep picking the candidates. Conservatives need to choose. And conservatives need Marlin Stutzman.


1 comment:

  1. I received a call from the Stutzman campaign. It was a woman and not a robot or recording. The only recorded calls I have received have been from political action committees and some bill collection agency that is calling for some poor soul named "James Bremmer." So James, whoever you are? Thanks for putting my phone number down on your bill, whatever it was. You get tired of hearing a robot voice saying pauseJamespauseBremmer!