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Dave Weldon enters U.S. Senate race

Former Florida Congressman Dave Weldon today officially entered the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. He's got a lot of work to do -- in raising money and name ID. His website is here.

Campaign news release:

Orlando, FL – Former Florida Congressman, Dr. Dave Weldon announced today that he will run for the United States Senate.

Dr. Dave Weldon said, “We are at a time in our nation’s history where we the people have to make tough choices that will determine our national direction for the next 4 years . . . choices that determine Americas direction for decades.

Many Floridians feel President Obama has traded America's greatness for international acceptance, turned his back on our Constitution and the intentions of our founding fathers and crushed the economic engine that helped make America great.”

Weldon served Florida’s 15th District as a Congressman in 1995 – and became part of the first Republican majority in the U. S. House in 40 years.  During his time in Congress, Weldon stood up for conservative values and cut spending, reduced taxes and reformed welfare.  In fact, they were even able to balance the budget and create surpluses.

Dr. Weldon said he enjoys practicing medicine and that he wasn’t looking to change his life and return to Washington – however, he said he just couldn’t sit on the sidelines anymore and watch our freedoms being systematically stripped away.

Weldon said, “Someone has to do something to provide a Conservative answer to the problems the Administration has created and the current Senate has endorsed. We can’t keep racking up debt and placing it on the backs of our children.  It’s time to stop the spending and balance the budget again.  Together, we can change Washington – I helped do it once – and I can help do it again.”

[Last modified: Friday, May 18, 2012 3:41pm]


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