Message was clear


Brat defeats Cantor in Virginia primary. Dave Brat, conservative backed primary challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, was outspent in the campaign by over 20 to 1. The conservative message prevailed in Virginia, and can also win in Michigan. Several conservatives are running in primaries here in Michigan, including me in the 1st District.

Although we deserve a fair hearing in this process, we are being drowned out by PAC supported RINOs that have a near monopoly on the mainstream media through massive spending on advertising. Cantor’s defeat proves the message and principle can defeat enormous amounts of money if they are on the side of the people. We applaud Mr. Brat and the people of Virginia for their courage and determination in the face of such overwhelming odds.

Like Dave Brat, I am steadfast in my determination to unseat an establishment, “go along” Republican incumbent. Dan Benishek promised to adhere to conservative principles in his campaign, and to uphold the Constitution while in office; he has done neither. He has consistently voted to undermine Americans’ rights by voting for the Patriot Act, indefinite military detention of Americans on American soil, two Continuing Resolutions, and a Democrat budget that broke the meager sequester put in place by Congressional inaction.

He represents the status quo, and votes to maintain the federal authority over the citizens he supposedly represents. He needs to be replaced by someone that will represent the people of Michigan and their children’s future. I will let the Constitution be my guide as 1st District Representative, and always side with the rights of the people and the state of Michigan over the federal government.

It should also be noted here that Eric Cantor was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which also endorses Dr. Benishek. The Chamber supports amnesty for illegals, as does Mr. Cantor, I wonder where Dan Benishek fits into this equation?

Where was Mr. Benishek’s indignation over the plight of America’s veterans for the past 4 years? He sits on the House Veterans Affairs committee, and on its Oversight and Regulation subcommittee. It should be obvious to the voters of northern Michigan that Congressman Benishek is looking after his own interests, not theirs.

I promise I will represent the people and the state of Michigan, and uphold the limits placed on the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.

Dave Brat’s message was clear and was heard. Let’s go RINO hunting.

Alan Arcand