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Parker bows out of KY Congressional race

by Joe Arnold


Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:35 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 5 at 1:37 AM

Marilyn Parker is ending her bid for the Congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY3).

"I decided that I needed to do what is best for my family: planning for our own future economic security, and spend my time keeping my family close," Parker said in a statement.  She is now backing Republican Larry Hausmann for the Republican nomination.  Parker says she intends to stay active in the anti-tax and anti-big government Tea Party movement.

Press release for Marilyn Parker for congress:

    Over the past 8 months I have been very busy spreading the word about the time tested  principles of conservatism, values that, for over 200 years, have made America the land of exceptionalism. My goals were to expose the ineptitudes, corruption, and failed government practices and policies that are taking America down a path of financial ruin. I wanted my candidacy to offer a picture of what true health care reform would look like, tempered with economic responsibility.  I wanted citizens to understand that in order to preserve and to protect our future economic security, what’s left of the borrowed TARP bailout and the $800-billion  “non stimulus” must be recouped to reduce this runaway 12 trillion dollar debt. Corporate taxes have to be cut, so that businesses will stay in America.  Capital gains taxes have to be cut so that businesses will invest in America, and income taxes have to be reduced, so that resources are restored to the actual revenue producers, that create jobs so that millions of Americans can go back to work and be eligible for employer provided benefits, and reduce our ever-increasing dependency on  entitlements. Lastly, I wanted the citizens of the third district to understand that  America needs energy independence for our future economic security as well as our national security. This includes drilling  domestically for oil  to create real jobs and produce cheap fuel for a thriving American economy. Our country’s well being should not be beholden to countries that do not have America’s best interests in mind.
   Therefore, it is with much sadness and angst that I  must regretfully inform my supporters and the citizens of the 3rd district that after much prayer and deliberation, I  am stepping down as a candidate for  its congressional seat to serve the best interests of my children,  to ensure my own job security, and because the economic uncertainty has made this a difficult time for any pure grassroots candidate to generate adequate revenue for a well- funded campaign.  With our nation severely in debt, and a government that continues to spend wildly, corruptly and irresponsibly, I decided that I needed to do what is best for my family: planning for our own future economic security, and spend my time keeping my family close.
      However, I am not going to leave the political arena entirely. There is still so much work to be done in sounding the alarm that our government has become too big, too corrupt, and has lost its way in veering from constitutionally sound principles.  We cannot depend on “our” media that under reports, misreports and distorts what is happening in our government. Too many citizens remain uninformed or under informed.  This does not bode well for our nation. Therefore, my goal is to go back to where I started, which was with the Louisville Grassroots TEA Party, as a political activist. I want to help build this organization into a political force that is one to be reckoned with. It will educate and motivate. It will reach citizens through all possible avenues of print and media. It will provide platforms and venues for like- minded candidates. And lastly, it will work  as an adjunct to, and proponent of, conservative family values and sound economic principles.
      I would like for voters in the 3rd district to take notice of  two out of the three remaining candidates that I think reflect  the honesty, integrity, and character that voters are now demanding in our elected officials.  Those candidates are Larry Hausman and Todd Lalle. These are the true  conservative candidates. They embrace the conservative values of smaller, less intrusive government, lower taxes, and constitutionally-sound principles that have made America the greatest nation in history.   Please visit their websites and support them with your time and resources.   After much thoughtful consideration, I will offer my personal endorsement to Larry Hausman, because of his  business acumen, honesty, and character. I feel that Larry has the most economically sound understanding of the kind of  solutions that are desperately needed to move this country forward.
Yours in Liberty,
Marilyn Parker