FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2012
Severna Park, Maryland - Sarah Palin, former Vice-Presidential Nominee and Governor of Alaska, endorses Dan Bongino, candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland.
Though political pundits often dismiss conservative candidates running in deep blue states, I don't believe in ignoring good candidates simply because they're fighting uphill battles against the odds. In fact, I find such candidates incredibly brave and especially worthy of encouragement. In many cases, they are often the most articulate and courageous new conservative voices out there.
In 2012, we must cede no ground in our effort to win back control of the Senate and secure the House. We must fight every race to make sure we equip our next President with a wise Congress ready to work for all Americans. We also owe it to voters in every state - even the deep blue ones - to support good candidates for office so that they have a genuine choice in November. That is why I'm honored to announce my support for Dan Bongino in his Senate race in the "deep blue state" of Maryland.
Dan is not a politician, but he has spent his career protecting them. He is a decorated United States Secret Service agent who served under three Presidents. Dan has seen what politicians have done to our country, and he's decided, "If I'm not part of the solution, I'm part of the problem." He based his candidacy for U.S. Senate in Maryland on a strong commonsense conservative platform, won his primary, and is now fighting an uphill battle against a 45-year career politician who in fact inherited his first political office from his uncle at the tender age of 23 way back in 1967 and has been in elected office ever since.
This is more than just a race of Republican vs. Democrat or conservative vs. liberal. It's about taking our country back from the career politicians in both parties who have spent us into debt, nearly taxed us to death, enriched themselves, rewarded their cronies at our expense, and have no vision to help the private sector create the jobs we need to get this economy moving again. They are the reason why Congress' approval rating is at an all-time low. In supporting Dan Bongino, we are offering Maryland voters a clear choice either to continue with the failed policies and crony capitalism of the permanent political class, or to shake things up with Dan Bongino and cast a vote that helps put our country back on the path to prosperity.
- Sarah Palin
As Dan Bongino challenges the powerful political-establishment in Maryland, he continues to look for the support and guidance of others that have faced and defeated entrenched, out-of-touch politicians.
"I am honored and grateful to receive Governor Palin's support. I sought the support of Governor Palin because she has a well-documented history of fighting against political insiders and establishment figures from both political parties driven by personal political aggrandizement rather than a desire to create a better tomorrow for our children," said Dan Bongino. "The citizens of Maryland have been subjected to the failed 'bureaucracy first' ideology of an entrenched political class for far too long. I am determined to bring both a middle-class perspective and value system back to an unresponsive class of insulated politicians. I am a political outsider and I have constructed my campaign around the idea that public office is a sacred trust placed in our elected officials by the citizenry. That sacred trust has been broken and I am making an ironclad promise to the citizens of Maryland to restore it."
Dan Bongino, a devoted husband and father, served in the United States Secret Service for more than a decade, in which he was assigned to the elite Presidential Protective Division. He represented the U.S. as a lead government security official in over 25 countries. Holding graduate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology, Dan has gone on to start several successful businesses in Maryland. As an entrepreneur, he understands the role small businesses play in establishing a framework for continued prosperity and economic growth.
You can follow Mr. Bongino's campaign at www.bongino.com; on Facebook at Facebook.com/Dan.Bongino; and on Twitter at Twitter.com/DBongino.
Media inquiries please contact Karla Graham at (410) 924-4577 or via email at Karla@bongino.com.