Ron Paul, Rand Paul Endorse Kerry Bentivolio
Despite being snubbed by local big time Republicans, Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) has picked up two national endorsements for his 11th Congressional District campaign.
The 11th Congressional District candidate Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) picked up two big nominations this week - one from Ron Paul, and one from Ron's son Rand Paul. Bentivolio made the announcement on his campaign's Facebook page.
"I’m endorsing Kerry Bentivolio because he’ll help lead the fight in the U.S. House to restore individual liberty, free markets, sound money, and constitutional government in America," Ron Paul said in his endorsement.
Ron Paul also urged his Republican supporters to make donations to Bentivolio's campaign to help him, "fight back against the political establishment."
Ron Paul is a U.S. Representative from Texas.
On Thursday Ron's son Rand Paul announced his endorsement of Bentivolio.
Rand Paul said, "We need conservative leaders who truly want to change the way business is done in Washington. That’s the kind of person Kerry Bentivolio is. He’s already promised to propose an amendment to the Constitution that bans the Obamacare tax mandate as his first action in Congress."
Rand Paul, a U.S. Senator from Kentucky, also took a shot at Bentivolio's write-in opponent Nancy Cassis calling her a job-killer, "We can send a message to the Republican establishment by sending a small government conservative to the House of Representatives like Kerry Bentivolio rather than their handpicked candidate."
Bentivolio, a Milford resident, seeks to replace Thaddeus McCotter who resigned suddenly earlier this month. Bentivolio will participate in the special primary election in September to temporarily fill McCotter's seat until it ends in January 2013. He will be running against four other Republicans: Steve King, Kenneth Crider, Nancy Cassis and Carolyn Cavanagh. There is one Democrat running: David Curson.
In August, Bentivolio will be the lone Republican on the ticket, Cassis is running as a write-in candidate. They will face off in the November general election against the winner of the Democratic primary, which will either be Bill Roberts or Syed Taj of Canton.