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RLC of Florida Challenges RPOF to come clean on campaign finance – stop “legal laundering” of campaign funds

May 29, 2014 Matt Nye 0

MELBOURNE, FL – The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) of Florida announced today that campaign finance reform will be its top priority for the 2015 legislative session.

The “Come Clean in 2015” campaign will seek to put an end to the “legal laundering” of millions of dollars in campaign contributions through political committees controlled by legislative leaders, as well as through the Republican and Democrat parties of Florida.

“Campaign finance reforms enacted by the 2013 legislature have done little or nothing to break the control of the special interests over the legislative process in Florida, and Florida’s two major political parties continue to be willing participants in the legal laundering of millions of dollars in special interest contributions,” said Bob White, Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida. “The people of Florida deserve better.”

The RLC of Florida will be holding a press conference in conjunction with this weekend’s RPOF Quarterly Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa. The purpose of the press conference will be to highlight specific examples of the continuing ethical challenges and abuses associated with Florida’s campaign finance laws, how the parties are willing participants in the process, and also a set of recommended revisions to campaign finance statutes.

The press conference will take place at the RLC of Florida literature table at 8:30 am, on Saturday, May 31st, just prior to the RPOF Quarterly General Session. The General Session is typically attended by the Governor, members of the Florida Cabinet, various Congressmen, and leaders of the Florida House and Senate.

About the Republican Liberty Caucus
For more than twenty years the Republican Liberty Caucus has been the lone, strong voice for the principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty within the Republican Party. We believe that less government means more liberty and we work through local chapters and with our member activists all over the country to oppose government excess and demand accountability to the people and the Constitution. We believe in principle over party always, and unlike most Republican organizations we are not afraid to hold our own elected Republicans, and our party, accountable for their actions. Learn more at http://www.rlcfl.org.

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Invoking Unity

In the big lead up to Texas GOP State Convention the common refrain seems to be, “we need to unite for the Republican Party.”  This is usually followed by a diatribe reminding everyone how bad the Democrats are and how they will “ruin” our country.  Apparently the only thing holding our country together is the ability of the Republican Party to unite.  Of course, such a simplistic approach makes for a great sp […]

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Poliquin Endorsed in Maine’s CD 2

May 13, 2014 admin 0

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CONTACT: MATT NYE, RLC NATIONAL CHAIR
321-626-9791

The Republican Liberty Caucus has unanimously endorsed Bruce Poliquin in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District GOP primary.

“It is time that the career professional politicians more interested in being Washington insiders step aside for new voices who will represent the people who want smaller government, lower taxes and less interference from government in the conduct of their family affairs and their personal lives,” said RLC National Chair Matt Nye. “Our Board members from all parts of the nation found Bruce Poliquin to be a refreshing change from the political status quo.”

Nye said the RLC National Board conducts an exhaustive review before bestowing its endorsement and found Poliquin to be best candidate for Federal office in Maine.

“We are delighted that the RLC National Board saw the qualities in Bruce Poliquin that our state chapter members did when they overwhelmingly voted to recommend the endorsement,” said Maine RLC State Chair Vic Berardelli of Newburgh.
Berardelli said the Maine RLC supplied the National Board with documentation of Poliquin’s efforts on behalf of taxpayers which demonstrated his commitment to smaller government, reduced taxes and increased individual liberties.

“Bruce Poliquin will be a strong voice for taxpayers in Washington. He is not afraid to stand up to bureaucrats and federal agencies, as he proved when he rooted out cronyism at the Maine Housing Authority, and enacted ongoing savings without hurting the delivery of services to those in need. And as State Treasurer he tackled the state debt and introduced sound fiscal reforms, which gives him the background to offer solutions to the $17.5-trillion federal debt which saddles every infant with an I.O.U. to the federal government from the time of birth,” Berardelli said.

Nye, the National RLC Chair, explained the lengthy process to win endorsement, which starts with a recommendation vote from the candidate’s home state chapter. A national Endorsement Committee then reviews the candidate’s response to a series of questions related to the RLC Statement of Principles and investigates the candidate’s performance in prior offices and public statements. If the candidate passes that test, the RLC Board takes the final endorsement vote.

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RLC Endorses Steve Lane for US House in Tennessee CD4

May 7, 2014 Matt Nye 0

MURFREESBORO, TN – The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Steve Lane for United States House Tennessee’s Fourth District. Lane is a veteran of the US Air Force with a background in residential construction. He currently teaches building instruction at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville.

“Steve Lane is the clear choice for Tennessee voters to serve them in the United States House,” said RLC National Chairman Matt Nye. “Tennesseans will find comfort in his solid, no-nonsense approach to government, and his experience as a teacher makes him uniquely qualified to tackle issues of federal over reach like Common Core.”

Lane’s background in construction taught him how important it is to have a solid foundation from which to work, no matter what the project. As a teacher, Lane has taken an active role in helping his students achieve greater personal and economic potential. As a father, Lane knows the best way to strengthen our Nation is to revive founding values like hard work, personal responsibility, and fellowship.

“Lane represents the quintessential American values that make this country great,” Nye said. “We need members in Congress who will stand up to the professional politicians and against the out of control spending, and as a citizen legislator that has never held office before, Lane possesses the qualities necessary to do just that.”

Steve is a dad to six children and lives with his wife, Kaloni, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

You can learn more about Lane’s campaign at the following:
Website: www.stevelaneforcongress.com
Facebook: facebook.com/stevelaneforcongress
Twitter: @LaneForTN

Contact: Matthew Kypta, Campaign Manager
Phone: 615-768-9727
Email: lanefortn@gmail.com

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RLC Endorsee Walter Jones Wins Another Term in US House in North Carolina CD3

May 6, 2014 Matt Nye 0

“The Republican Liberty Caucus is delighted to have been a part of the re-election of a strong spokesman for liberty, Representative Walter Jones,” said RLC National Chair Matt Nye. “The RLC Board carefully researches all candidates and concluded that Jones is the best person to continue to serve the 3rd Congressional District in the interests of lower taxes, smaller government and increased individual liberty.”

“Jones truly represents the will of the average person in eastern North Carolina,” said Nye. “He has proudly served in the Congressional Liberty Caucus alongside such stalwarts of liberty like other RLC-endorsed members such as Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Rep. Jim Duncan of Tennessee and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland.”