It's still anyone's guess where the actual boundaries of the Congressional districts will end up in 2012, but Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu formed an exploratory committee today to run in what is theoretically going to be District 4, making up much of what is currently District 2, represented currently by Trent Franks who will likely find himself in District 8. This is all very confusing to me.
His opening salvo in the race for Congress is below the cut.
[Corrected, because I mixed up the current and unlikely future congressional districts.]
It’s clear that Washington is broken.
To fix it, we’ll need leaders unafraid to make tough decisions. Leaders more concerned with the next generation than the next election. That’s why today I’m announcing an exploratory committee for the United States Congress.
I believe the real deficit in Washington is one of leadership. Nearly three years after the 800 billion dollar stimulus disaster, one in ten Americans is unemployed. In some of our communities, that number is more than double. Meanwhile we have a 14 trillion dollar national debt, with budgets in the red as far as the eye can see.
Arizona is ground zero in the fight against drug and human smuggling. Rather than secure our border and enforce the law, what did we see from our Federal government? Signs in my county warning Americans to stay away, because the cartels were in control; a lawsuit against the people of Arizona; a declaration that the border is more secure than ever. Meanwhile, 400,000 people unlawfully enter our state every year, tens of thousands with criminal records, some from nations that sponsor terrorism.
Now we find that our own Federal government in operation Fast and Furious put 2,000 guns in the hands of the most dangerous criminals in North America. These guns have been found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and hundreds of crime scenes in Mexico.
I believe it may be time for a new Sheriff in Washington.
What do you think? If I run for Congress, you can be sure that Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and the liberal fundraising juggernaut led by George Soros will do everything they can to stop us. They’ll spend whatever it takes.
If you believe in our cause, I humbly ask for your support. Please contribute to our campaign. Share this with your friends. Spread the word on Facebook and on Twitter. With your help, I know we can restore the broken trust between the people and our government.