Congressman Bob Dornan Endorses Delegate Bob Marshall for Congressional Seat Being Vacated by Frank Wolf in Virginia
Calls Marshall a 'Modern Day Patrick Henry' in the Reagan Tradition
FAIRFAX, Va., April 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The Honorable Robert K. Dornan, Congressman (R-CA, 1977-1997), has endorsed Bob Marshall for Congress in the upcoming April 26 primary to fill the vacancy left by Congressman Frank Wolf’s retirement in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.
"Bob Marshall is a rare triple threat to liberals and Democrats in that he is a powerhouse in all three areas that President Reagan said 'a true conservative' must lead: social issues, economic policy, and defense. Bob's knowledge and expertise in these areas, the Reagan triad, is almost unmatched… equaled by a few good men and women in politics, but NEVER surpassed," said former Congressman Dornan, who has been called "one of the leading firebrands among American politicians" in the Almanac of American Politics.
"During my first of nine terms in the Congress, as a freshman from liberal California, providentially I hired Bob Marshall to work for me in preparing and writing legislation in these three areas of public policy," Dornan explained. "What a blessing it was to have him at my right hand. Bob's skills in crafting bills are exemplary, and he has carried this talent and experience from the U.S. Congress to his work in the Virginia Assembly.
"He was, during my tenure in the U.S. Congress, one of the top parliamentarians there. And that was more than a few years ago. He has continued to hone his skills as a Member of the House of Delegates, writing some of the best legislation that Virginia has ever seen.
"For instance, it was Bob who helped devise the famous Hyde Amendment to cut off federal funding for abortions. More recently he wrote the Constitutional Marriage Amendment, approved by we voters of Virginia in 2006. (Yes, 'we,' as I've voted as a proud Virginian for a decade.)
"We can thank Bob for the fact that Virginia was one of the first states to file suit against Obamacare. Bob Marshall wrote the law which gave then-Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli standing to sue the federal government. Bob also sued Governor Tim Kaine -- and won by a vote of seven to one in Virginia's Supreme Court -- to block 14 taxes imposed by unelected taxing authorities.
"And by Bob's tough standards, every bill that he has ever worked on, every piece of legislation, has to meet his own strict criteria: 1) Would it help preserve the liberty and freedom of all citizens? 2) Would it maintain the moral fabric of society? and 3) Could it be a means to stop immoral practices such as abortion, infanticide, and so-called same sex marriages? If only every legislator in the U.S. Senate and House, and in every chamber of every legislature in all 50 states, had this noble criteria!
"I see my pal, Bob, as a modern day Patrick Henry. I mean that. He is one of the most principled men in the political realm whom I have ever met. He is a consistent Constitutional conservative. Party labels are not of primary importance to him. What matters to Bob Marshall is the preservation of our Constitutional rights, the protection of precious human life from the moment of conception until natural death, and the advancement of God-fearing governance, keeping in mind that all good comes from our Creator.
"Bob is steadfast in his determination to dismantle the destructive leftist setbacks we've suffered, and block the leftwingers' arrogant agenda. He will fight hard to restore Virginia, and our nation, to what our Founding Fathers dreamed of, sacrificed for, and succeeded in creating for us and our children," Bob Dornan said.
"Please, please read about his outstanding achievements legislatively at his website. I assure you, Bob Marshall is the Congressional candidate of conviction and experience and courage to take the torch from Frank Wolf and carry on my friend's solid legacy.
"I will be spending as much of my time as I can to get Bob elected. I urge you to do the same. Get involved now. Please work for him. Recruit volunteers for our campaign. Support his candidacy financially if you are able. There are just weeks left before the April 26 Primary Election. I hope to see you on the campaign trail!" Bob Dornan said.
"I am humbled by Congressman Dornan's kind words on my behalf," commented Delegate Bob Marshall. "Even before being elected to the Congress -- and to this day -- Bob Dornan was and is considered a leading spokesman and advocate for pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage, and conservative causes. He served in the U.S. House from California from 1977 to 1997. It is because of a bill he sponsored, which I helped to craft for him, that no abortions have been allowed in the military from 1979 even to this day.
"Bob Dornan had an illustrious career as an Air Force jet pilot, a fearless Congressman and as an award-winning TV talk show host and radio program host. He has been married for 60 years, and has 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren," Delegate Marshall said.
Delegate Bob Marshall is running in the Republican "Firehouse Primary" being held on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at just ten polling locations throughout the 10th Congressional District of Virginia, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, all of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties, and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester.
For more information, or to find out where the polling places will be for voting on April 26, visit www.bobmarshallforcongress.com
or call Delegate Marshall on his cell phone at 571-409-0588. Paid for by Bob Marshall for Congress -- P.O. Box 178, Manassas, VA 20108