Hosted by the Ross County Republican Party Diane Carnes ~ County Chair
17 February 2011 ~ Grinders ~ 85 N Paint Street ~ 9:00 AM Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
I am announcing today my candidacy for the United States Senate from the great State of Ohio, the seventeenth state to join this indivisible union of several states.
It is fitting that I should begin this historic journey from the first capitol of this state, whose image enshrines the Great Seal of Ohio; sunrise, the dawning of a new day over Chillicothe.
The issues in this election, the issues which face this state and this nation are:
How do we achieve a sense of balance between conflicting interests at home and abroad?
How do we secure the homeland and at the same time remain that beacon of freedom and liberty which those living under tyranny wish to emulate?
How do we remain true to our own sense of moral purpose when opposed by those who believe that they have a monopoly on morals?
How do we expand economic growth to benefit all without furthering our debt and without the twin pitfalls of inflation and unemployment?
How do we maintain a vibrant agricultural and rural economy and at the same time renew our cities as centres of education, science and industry?
How do we in the midst of troubled times awaken in every American a determination to find the best way forward and to regard every proposed solution on its own merits?
We do so by our belief in God, family, community, country; we do so by putting America first.
In the past two years I have talked to individuals and groups in all eighty-eight counties of this great state, from the Southern Shores of Lake Erie to the Northern Banks of the Ohio River, representing every aspect of our economic and social life, and it is clear that the people of this state have a vision for the future of this country.
My candidacy for the US Senate is based on the fact that I share that vision, and the firm conviction that I can win both the nomination and the election to work to achieve it.
I believe that the Republican Party, the party of personal responsibility, family, hard work, and enterprise, is the only party with the strength of purpose to build an America in which economic security can be a reality for all.
I am running for the US Senate and, as John Adams proclaimed, to lay upon myself the most solemn obligation to uphold the Constitution of the United States: that constitution; our constitution; that created a government; exercised by ordinary citizens; elected at regular intervals by their neighbours; to make and execute laws for the general good.
I make the following promise; to do justice at all times and to all persons to the utmost of my power and may Providence guide me in this task, God bless this community, and God bless the United States of America.
Eric LaMont Gregory for US Senate Campaign Committee ~ PO Box 340585 ~ Beavercreek, Ohio 45434