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Press Release

    FreedomWorks Launches Grassroots Campaign to ‘Make it DeMint’

    12/05/2008

    FreedomWorks believes Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is the best choice for the open seat on the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate Finance Committee is one of the Senate’s most influential, with jurisdiction over taxation, healthcare, trade, and entitlement programs.

    It is up to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to appoint a Republican Senator to the open seat.

    FreedomWorks is running radio ads across Kentucky asking citizens to contact Senator McConnell’s office to register support for Senator DeMint. The radio ads will run in the Louisville, Glasgow, Lexington, and Somerset markets.

    Senator Jim DeMint has a legislative record of fighting for fundamental tax reform, consumer-driven healthcare, free trade, proposing bold solutions for Social Security, and reining in spending. But he can do even more by attacking the issue at its choke-point; from inside the Senate Finance Committee.

    On the Senate Finance Committee, Senator DeMint would continue to lead the charge against abusive earmarks and fight attempts to raise taxes. He would help keep conservatives on principle and fight massive left-wing expansions in government.

    To help support Senator DeMint’s bid, FreedomWorks issued a call to action and grassroots activists from across the country are calling and emailing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to ‘Make it DeMint!’ FreedomWorks also set up the web site www.makeitdemint.com to lead the effort, and will hand deliver a petition signed by thousands of Americans to Senator McConnell’s Washington office.

    FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe commented:

    “It is clear that Senator Jim DeMint is the choice of grassroots activists. The next Congress will debate and vote on once in a generation sized expansion of government and will also face trillion dollar deficits. Taxpayers need to have an advocate of limited government in the critical Senate Finance Committee. There is no one better for the task than Jim DeMint. He has earned his reputation the hard way by challenging other Senators’ pet projects and profligate ways. DeMint did not come to Washington to go along to get along, he came to Washington to cut wasteful government and protect taxpayer dollars. FreedomWorks and our half million activists are proud to support Senator Jim DeMint.”