Justin Amash: Character mattersSubmitted by mrdeleted on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:56
Character matters in our elected officials.
It’s a difficult thing to judge from afar. But sometimes in the middle of a campaign, voters can get a glimpse of who the candidates are deep down.
In West Michigan, we had one of those "character moments" on Monday. That's when Justin's establishment opponent, Brian Ellis, unveiled his first TV ad.
The ad is despicable, disgusting, beyond the pale -- and false.
Justin is a leading defender of the right to life. He has voted more than a dozen times to prohibit abortion and cut off its funding. His wife Kara and he have been long-time supporters of prolife groups before Justin ever considered running for office. And he’s proudly prolife as a representative.
You’re welcome to read more about the thought-crime bill that Justin voted against on Justin’s Facebook Page, where he personally explains every vote he has taken in Congress. He even made a follow-up post around the time of the vote to provide some more thoughts on the right to life.
The saddest part about all of this is that Brian Ellis knows better -- and yet he’s still willing to push the lie.
What kind of man would stoop to that level?
What does that say about his character? The representative he aspires to be? The campaign he intends to run?
Desperate campaigns like his usually don’t last long before they’re relegated to a footnote on Wikipedia. But because Brian Ellis has pledged to pour in $1 million of his own money, we should expect a steady stream of vicious smears.
You know where Justin stands on life, on federal spending, on civil liberties. And when you have a question about a particular vote, you know that you can find his reasoning in plain view, online.
Not every voter is so plugged in. That’s why it’s crucial that we fight back NOW.
We’re working on material at this moment to combat Brian Ellis’s lies. But we can’t get that material in the hands of voters without significant new campaign resources.
This is serious. We’re fighting a challenger who stands for all that’s wrong with our politics. Brian Ellis wants to go to Washington to prove that he’s an Important Person. He can’t wait to spend your money on corporate welfare for his political class friends, and he’s willing to run a campaign that lacks integrity to do it.
Time is running short. Brian Ellis has bought air time for the next two weeks. Justin's campaign hasn't done the same yet. But with your help, we'll be able to go on the offense before it's too late.
Can you join us in combating the Ellis smear campaign by giving $35, $50, $100, $250, or $500 today?
We’re ready for this fight. Let’s get going.
Justin Amash for Congress
EDIT: Adding his link - http://www.justinamash.com/