From: Tom Stillings <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 2:10 PM
Subject: Fw: Join me in voting for Pete Hoekstra tomorrow, August 7.
I am writing to you today to ask for your vote on August 7 and November 6.
This election will be about the fundamental question of the proper role of government. We will decide whether to continue down the same path of putting faith in government or a better direction of putting our faith back in the American people.
As your next Senator, my focused objective will be to pass solutions based on the free-market principles that made this nation great. The Washington-centered policies of Barack Obama and Debbie Stabenow have failed American job creators, workers and taxpayers.
We can do better.
I come from the private sector. I had a successful career as a vice president at Herman Miller, a Fortune 500 company. I beat an out-of-touch 26-year incumbent when I first ran for office. I vowed I would never be corrupted by Washington and contract Potomac Fever. To do that, I slept on my office couch and traveled back home every weekend. By keeping to my roots and conservative principles, I remained an outsider that fought from the inside.
My record is clear: I helped write the Contract with America that led to the Republican Revolution. I was asked to lead an investigation into a Teamsters election that overturned a corrupt election. When I served on the House Budget Committee, we passed four straight surpluses by making the necessary tough decision. And after the attacks of 9/11, the Speaker of the House asked me to Chair the House Intelligence Committee to reform our intelligence system, and we got the job done.
I have been named a "Superhero of the Taxpayer" by the Citizens Against Government Waste and a "Guardian of Small Business" by the National Federation of Independent Business. I am 100 percent pro-life and have straight A's from the National Rifle Association.
In 2012, we have an opportunity to finally retire incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow, who has been in elected office since 1975. It will be a challenge with her war chest and the political machine she has created over the past four decades. But, the time is now.
With Michigan native Mitt Romney as our presidential nominee and myself as the Senate nominee, we can turn this blue state red. Michigan can deliver the White House and the Senate and finally pass pro-growth solutions that get Michigan families working again.
I humbly ask for your vote on August 7 and November 6.
Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
If everyone knew all there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must foregive them, including myself.