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Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz Counties, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Smart Voter Additional Endorsements for Connor Vlakancic

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 17; Republican Party

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Within current political environments, serious endorsements to the not-entrenched-career-politician are scant in coming.

The California Republican Party (CRP) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) have strict policy to prevent most such potential endorsement of someone (except Join Arnold). It is a well know quotation: "Politics makes strange bedfellows". In the case of candidate endorsements, such bedfellows can return to BITE.

In yet another leadership vision, I have a carefully crafted program to certify budding entrepreneurial statesmen before they deteriorate into "professional politician"! It is a substantial "accredited" learning curriculum that would include "what to do and how to function" as a freshman Congressman. It would include significant time on Capital Hill to fully comprehend the tediousness of the legislative process with painfully frequent and sleep deprivating airplane trips. This would provide a substantial test of the candidates, prior to the Primary, so that "endorsement" would be an earned, hard-won qualified accreditation.

It is also appropriate to consider that with my 10 years of federal political activism experience; as the author of the original "Contract with America" which I presented to Newt Gingrich in September 1994; from my previous California Congressional campaigns; and born and raised in the same Illinois farming community as Rep. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, where I returned the week of Feb 2nd (during a freezing snow storm) from a "fact finding" mission meeting some of his advisors and staff, all yields to the fact that I have earned the recognition of true Capital Hill friends and supporters who are enthusiastically looking forward to after California's March 2nd Primary election that they can then provide me every opportunity to be an effective California Representative in Congress.

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