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SPEECH TO DELEGATES AT WASHINGTON STATE GOP CONVENTION

The following is the text of the speech by Steve Beren in Yakima, Washington on May 27, 2006 at the Washington State GOP Convention.  To view a video (approximately four minutes), CLICK HERE and drag to the 46:00 mark.

 

I’m Steve Beren, and I am proud to be your candidate for Congress against Jim McDermott.  I am asking each of you for your support.   

 

McDermott is one of the worst members of congress.  Ineffective, unethical, a far left extremist.  And now he’s gotten himself into legal trouble.  He’s more vulnerable than ever, and that gives us great opportunities to do things with this campaign that have never been done before.

 

I am the perfect candidate to run against McDermott.  I am a former Democrat.  I switched to the Republican Party at age 52, just like Ronald Reagan. 

 

The 7th CD is now majority Democratic, but one day it will be a majority Republican district.  But in order for that to happen, we’ve got to take a lot of CURRENT Democrats, and turn them into FORMER Democrats (like me).

 

My race is a local campaign, but it also is a national campaign.  Jim McDermott is practically a poster child for the extremes of the Democratic Party.  He’s the one who leaves “under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance.  We are going to hold his feet to the fire; we are going to hold the national Democratic Party accountable for his extremism; and we are going to make him a lightning rod and flashpoint for fundraising not just in Seattle, but throughout the country.

 

I am presenting strong conservative Republican values and issues to the entire electorate. 

 

We are “one team, with one mission.”  My campaign platform represents that mission: we are for lower taxes, tough border security, and victory in the war on terrorism.

 

I support our troops in Iraq.  They are today’s “band of brothers.”  I support them and I support their mission.  Their mission is our mission.

 

But Jim McDermott has called our troops in Iraq “a continued irritant.”  Actually it is McDermott who is an irritant to the state of Washington.  If ever a congressman should pursue an “exit strategy,” it’s Jim McDermott.

 

I am asking each of you to give me your support and your money.  My business card is a campaign envelope.  And my business is running for congress against Jim McDermott.  Your money will get me on radio and TV, and I will represent your ideas, your concerns, your interests, your issues, your dreams.

 

I make this pledge to you: my campaign will help strengthen the Republican Party and will increase Republican turnout.  With your support, I will help change the political atmosphere in the Pacific Northwest .  Thank you, and God Bless America .

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