In 2012, Pennsylvania is a battleground state that the GOP needs to win to take control of the Senate. There are already seven GOP candidates running against Democrat incumbent Bob Casey for this US Senate seat, and there may be more. I like Laureen Cummings, the one who has not held public office, over all the other career politicians. This meme that someone who has not been elected to a public office can’t get elected to the US Senate is just not so anymore. In 2010 elections the Wisconsin voters elected Ron Johnson instead of Democrat incumbent Russ Feingold, and in the Utah primary they nominated Mike Lee instead of Republican incumbent Bob Bennett. These examples and others run against the view held by the establishment Republicans, and that is a good thing for us conservatives.
Laureen Cummings is a 47 year old mother of four, including twins. She is a licensed practical nurse, and she is owner of Lorimar Home Care, a business she started in 1999 that provides private duty certified nurse aides and homemakers for non-medical care to the elderly and disabled. Laureen Cummings is founder and President of the Scranton Tea Party. She is a Republican Precinct Committeewoman in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
What I admire about Laureen Cummings is what I also admire about Herman Cain – she does not speak like a politician in speeches and debates. The economic slump forced her to reduce her work force from 54 to 15, and this is also what drove her to become politically active at the grass-roots level. Read her words, and notice not only what she is saying, but how she is saying it.
And thats how I started getting involved when I saw all the problems in my business, how hard it was to maintain a business and all the regulations and all the things that were happening, I started to research and I wasn’t liking what I found. I used to be a Democrat until I opened my business and saw how things actually ran, then I switched to Republican. They taxed us to death. They punish people through taxes.
I’ve been working, I’ve been telling them, our members have, the Tea Party has really been telling them, Don’t make us come down there. Well, guess what? They’re making me come down there. I warned them, I’m sorry, but this has to stop. This government is out of control. I think we need more patriots in Congress. Next election, we need more patriots to get out there.
Laureen Cummings has said Bob Casey is as vulnerable as Obama because he has stood up for Obama policies such as the divisive health care law. She shot down the idea that his calm, likable demeanor endears him to moderate and conservative voters.
I’m not sure what his personality has to do with being U.S. senator. His job is to vote and protect the Constitution.
I thank Specialist for fixing up the video below. You will see in this video someone who is a candidate for US Senate speaking to an audience with encouragement and detailed instructions about becoming precinct committeeman. I’ve never seen another candidate for US Senate speak like this. I report and you decide. If you like what you see about Laureen Cummings, and you are able to contribute to her campaign, please do. You can learn more about her at her website.
Laureen Cumming’s statement:
I am a Nurse and the owner of Lorimar Home Care & Staffing Services, Inc. in Old Forge, Pa. I am running for U.S. Senate in the Republican Party.
As a mom and small business owner, I have grown increasingly concerned with the problems our country is facing. I believe that Washington, as well as Harrisburg, are broken and this requires our immediate attention!
New to the political process, I joined thousands of people across America and formed a Tea Party Coalition in Lackawanna County called The Scranton Tea Party. Our mission is to educate and energize the public on issues that concern them most. And throughout that process, I have found that progressives are the reason we are in such a mess right now. Both parties have been at fault and WE THE PEOPLE, no matter what party, need to step up and fix it! And that is exactly what I plan to do…Put the Government back into the hands of WE THE PEOPLE!
I will not sit idly by and watch some progressive movement destroy our Country. I will not sit idly by and watch them take away my freedom, my children & grandchildren’s freedom or your freedom. I will fight with every being in me to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States so that ALL of our Citizens will continue to be free. I not only ask for your vote, but I ask for your continued support to help me in Washington.
Please join me in the fight to Restore the Republic.