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Ron Lewis backing Trey Grayson in Senate race

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Here's the news release from the Grayson campaign: 

Former 2nd District U.S. Congressman Ron Lewis (R-KY) announced today that he is endorsing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s candidacy for U.S. Senate.

            “Trey Grayson has shown the kind of character and leadership that Kentuckians deserve in their next United States Senator.  It’s a pleasure for Kayi and I to offer our support to his campaign.  In his six years as Kentucky’s Secretary of State Trey has improved the efficiency of his office, operating on a 15% smaller budget than his predecessor even while his responsibilities have increased.  That’s the kind of fiscal discipline we need in Washington.  I know Trey will fight for comprehensive budget and spending reform to restore our nation’s fiscal health that will help create more jobs,” said Lewis.

            Secretary Grayson said, “In 1994, Ron Lewis sparked a revolution that sent shockwaves through Washington, much like we hope Scott Brown’s historic win did on Tuesday.  I’m thrilled to have his and Kayi’s support.  If elected to the U.S. Senate I will never waiver in my conservative principles and will not let them down.  They served the Commonwealth well and are very respected in the 2nd District and statewide.  This is a major boost for our campaign,” said Grayson.

            Congressman Lewis explained more about his support for Grayson saying, “I know Trey will stand for the conservative principles Kentuckians believe in.  He is 100% pro-life and when it comes to national security, Trey is the candidate we want representing the 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, and Fort Knox.  Trey understands the importance of not giving an inch to the enemy, working to prevent terrorists from being tried in the United States, and will work to keep the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo open.  He understands that we don’t want suspected terrorists housed at Fort Knox or other U.S. facilities.”

            Grayson filed the official paperwork necessary to declare his candidacy last Thursday.  Around 5,000 Kentuckians participated in his kick-off announcement that evening during house parties held by supporters in 95 counties around the state and during a simultaneous telephone/live video townhall meeting moderated by Lexington media personality Dave Baker.

“The list of problems our country faces is growing, and the liberal majority in Washington keeps spending and borrowing and expanding government to try to fix them, but it’s not working.  We need conservative leaders who will stand up against the status quo and fight for reforms to cut spending and reduce the deficit,” said Grayson.

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