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Hundreds Gather for Saturday's Get Out the Vote Rally

Lufkin Daily News

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EAST TEXAS, October 9, 2010 | Kate Thompson ((202)225-3035) | comments
Approximately 500 people gathered for the Get Out the Vote Rally Saturday at Lufkin’s Pitser Garrison Civic Center to learn more from Republican candidates in the upcoming elections.
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By CHASITY MONSCHEIN
Approximately 500 people gathered for the Get Out the Vote Rally Saturday at Lufkin’s Pitser Garrison Civic Center to learn more from Republican candidates in the upcoming elections.
We are trying to encourage people to understand who they are voting for and the importance of the upcoming election,” said U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler). “This is a critical time to vote because of what is going on in our nation. I understand this did not start with the Obama administration, but it needs to stop. We need the government to stop taking our jobs and land. Instead, we need to put power back to small business owners and have elected officials who help the people they serve.”

If voters continue to put people in power who support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Gohmert said, no pro-job bills will make it to a vote.

If people in Lufkin want to put power back to small business owners, who create local jobs and boost local economy, then they need to vote accordingly,” Gohmert said. “Voting for president is important, but local elections which determine what happens in Lufkin are important, too. Right now there are people in Austin making decisions that affect Texas.”

Another keynote speaker, Republican state Representative candidate James White, who will face incumbent Democrat Jim McReynolds, said people are tired of what is going on in the government and are not going to take it anymore.

The statistics show that people want change, and not the change they were promised in the presidential election,” White said. “People are tired of representatives not doing what they want in Austin.”

During his speech, White focused on how he cares about the well-being of Texans and knows that national issues do affect them.

My opponent believes that national government does not affect Texas families and that is unfortunate,” White said. “He needs to explain that comment to the Texan family whose father lost his job because of reduction of oil jobs in the Gulf. National issues influence East Texas and I want to work with legislators in Austin to make sure the local people’s voices are heard.

White said the Texas Legislature is doing a good job, but could do better.

A $2.5 billion fiscal impact will occur if we go to Obamacare,” White said. “The number of companies and states who will not accept it is growing. For the good of Texans who cannot afford this impact and do not understand, there will still be restrictions on Obamacare. I want to help the legislature fight back. I want to do what is best for this area.”

White and Gohmert said it was great to be at Saturday’s event.

“I share strong feelings with these people,” Gohmert said. “I understand people from East Texas and care what they have to say.”

People need to be informed of the issues,” White said. “This also gives me an opportunity to talk to them about what affects them. Representatives are supposed to help those they represent and I want to do that.”

Early voting, which can be done by voting in person or by mail, begins Monday, Oct. 18, and the general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 2
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