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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:11 am 
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U.S. Senate candidate: Commissioner Michael Williams to speak at the RedState gathering in Georgia:

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Posted by Erick Erickson

Tuesday, July 14th at 10:04AM EDT

You can still register and stay at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead for a super low price.

CHANGE IN PLANS: Registration will not be cut off on July 15th, but the cost to register will go up to $30.00.

Go here to register and get the special link to reserve your hotel room.

REDSTATE GATHERING
TENTATIVE AGENDA

July 31st - August 1st
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

July 31st*
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception.

7:00 p.m.: Special Presentation of John Ziegler’s Media Malpractice with popcorn, of course.

Join Erick and the RedState contributors at the hotel bar after the movie.

August 1st*
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9:00 - 9:10: Welcome by Erick Erickson

9:10 - 9:35: Congressman Tom Price (R-GA), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee

9:45 - 10:45 Right Online

10:45 - 11:15 Hon. Karen Handel, Georgia’s Secretary of State

11:15 - 11:30 BREAK

11:30 - 12:00 Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)

12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH (several presentations will be made during lunch along with an AFP breakout session and time for a book signing with Senator DeMint)

1:00 - 1:30 Hon. Michael Williams (R-TX), Texas Railroad Commissioner and candidate for the United States Senate

1:30 - 2:00 Marco Rubio (R-FL)

2:00 - 2:30 Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA)

*times and listing are subject to change.

More of the agenda tomorrow.

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Michael Williams @ the Redstate Gathering


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:28 am 
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Williams excellent choice to replace Sen. Hutchison

'On July 29, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison announced that she would resign from the Senate sometime in October or November in order to run against Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican gubernatorial primary. If she follows through, two things will happen: Perry will have the opportunity to appoint an interim replacement and there will be a special election held no later than May of next year to fill the seat until it comes up for re-election in 2012.

This is an important opportunity for Perry, the state and national Republican Party, and the conservative movement at large that should not be missed. In order to take full advantage, Perry should appoint Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams to fill and defend Hutchison's seat.

Although several candidates in addition to Williams have already announced their intention to run in the May special election, none would be better or more qualified to fill this seat than Williams. This is not a slight to his fellow Republican candidates but a testament to Williams's keen intellect, character and powerful ability to communicate his principled, freedomcentered public policy positions.

Williams boasts a distinguished resume. As a former federal prosecutor, he was awarded the "Special Achievement Award" by Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese for winning the conviction of six Ku Klux Klan members on federal weapons charges. He has also served as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the first Bush administration, a post previously held by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, served in the Treasury Dept. as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement, and has also served as special assistant to Attorney General Richard Thornburgh.

Most recently, Williams has been elected statewide to the Railroad Commission three times since 2000 - a position Hutchison also held prior to winning her Senate seat in a special election. In his role as a Railroad Commissioner and in his public speeches and writings, Williams has articulated a model vision of the role of government as one whose "primary responsibility is to advance the cause of freedom and promote, protect and secure the inalienable rights endowed to us by God."

Using this as his foundation, Williams has crafted exceedingly intelligent, well-reasoned positions on the most important issues of the day that reveal a depth Texans should crave in all of their public servants.

Williams clearly understands the importance of immigration to America, but at the same time he understands that - while we may need sensible immigration reform to maximize immigration's benefits to America while minimizing its potential detriments - the rule of law must not be compromised. And he understands that first step in ensuring an orderly, beneficial immigration system for all starts with secure borders.

To all present and potential immigrants, he has this word of advice, "Coming to America should be about more than just coming for a job. Coming to America is about coming to be an American."

On energy policy, Williams takes an "all of the above" approach to expanding domestic energy production in order to ensure America's energy security, including private-sector led initiatives to expand domestic oil and gas exploration, nuclear power, coal power and alternative renewable energy sources.

Williams, clearly a constitutionalist, is also a staunch advocate for the plain meaning of the First Amendment, especially the right of people to freely exercise their faith, and the Second Amendment - both of which statists have historically infringed upon.

He is also unapologetically prolife, citing the Declaration of Independence, which states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." The first right that it declares unalienable is the right to life, and Williams believes it important that "as people of compassion we… defend the rights of the most vulnerable, the unborn."

Texas is often a leader in the conservative movement, and now it is time for it to lead the movement forward once more. That's why, if she resigns, Perry should appoint Michael Williams to fill Hutchison's Senate seat.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:42 pm 
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Those in HucksArmy that are from TX should push Perry to appoint Michael Williams to fill the vacant senate seat. He would be an excellent articulate, conservative voice and would work deligently and effectively in fighting socialistic bills and policies. If you have doubts, listen to his speeches and visit his web site.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:26 pm 
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http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/0 ... -race.html
ABC News' Teddy Davis reports:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) is wading into the looming Texas Senate race by throwing his support to state Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams.

"A conservative like Michael Williams comes along only so often," writes Gingrich in a fundraising solicitation for Williams. "He has the rare courage of someone who has fought the tough fights at a young age. He can take back the Democrats’ turf on issues like the environment, energy, education and the economy."

Williams, who is African American, is preparing to run for the Senate seat which is expected to become vacant if (and when) Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison resigns in order to focus full time on a gubernatorial run against Gov. Rick Perry, a fellow Republican.

Hutchison has said that a resignation will likely come in October or November of this year.

Gingrich is taking the unusual step of making an endorsement ahead of a potentially competitive GOP primary according to his spokesperson because he got to know Williams when he discussed energy policy as part of American Solutions, an annual event organized by Gingrich which tries to promote conservative public policies with strong levels of support among Republicans, Democrats, and independents.

As Texas Railroad Commissioner, Williams helps regulate the state's oil and gas industry.

Multiple Texas Republicans are eyeing Hutchison's seat but the GOP field is unsettled as Senate hopefuls wait to see whom Perry chooses to replace his gubernatorial rival.

The top two Democrats eyeing the Senate race are former Comptroller John Sharpe and Houston Mayor Bill White.

While Perry has not yet signaled whom he is going to choose for the Senate seat, the Williams campaign is already honing its pro-Perry pitch in the hopes of snagging the appointment.

"We need more Texas in Washington not more Washington in Texas," Williams campaign manager Corbin Casteel told ABC News.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:55 pm 
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It is encouraging to read that Newt is actively campaigning for Michael Williams. He is not as well known in Texas and may not have the financial backing of some other senate contenders but I believe he does deserve the backing of HuckPAC and Hucks Army. If you have not heard him speak, please take time to listen to some of the speeches on this thread. He is like Huckabee in that he can really ignite an audience with his articulate explanation using good common sense, conservative logical thinking and motivating enthusiasm.

My husband and I have sent a contribution to his campaign already and we truly believe Michael Williams will be a much needed asset in the Senate and represent Texas proudly.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:46 am 
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Here is the NEWT endorsement fundraising letter:

Newt: "We need leaders like Michael Williams"

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Red State gives Williams an endorsement and asks Perry to appoint him to Hutchinson's vacant seat.

http://www.williamsfortexas.com/posts/33


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http://senateconservatives.com/petition/makeitmichael
Dear Fellow Conservative:

We have an important opportunity to help send a conservative standout to the United States Senate in the next few months.

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has promised to resign her seat sometime after today's Republican primary for Governor. Once Senator Hutchison resigns, Governor Rick Perry will appoint a replacement.

I've already endorsed Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams for this seat because of his conservative record and the broad support he has among conservatives in Texas. But what I think doesn't matter. It's your voice that counts.

That is why the Senate Conservatives Fund is organizing a nationwide petition supporting Michael Williams for this critical appointment.

Please take a moment to sign the "Make It Michael" petition and add your name to the growing list of Americans who support the appointment of this outstanding conservative leader to the U.S. Senate.


Sign the Make It Michael Petition



Michael Williams is a liberal's worst nightmare. He's a principled, outspoken conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts and takeovers that have destroyed millions of American jobs and piled a mountain of debt on our children and grandchildren. Michael has a compelling life story, a proven conservative record, and an energetic grassroots following that make him one of the most exciting candidates in the nation.


Michael Williams grew up on the other side of the tracks in Midland, Texas. He is the son of a Texas High School Hall of Fame Football Coach. He is a former track star from the University of Southern California. And he is a dedicated public servant who has not only served in the Reagan and Bush 41 administrations, but also as a local prosecutor in Texas before being appointed to the Texas Railroad Commission in 1998 by then-Governor George W. Bush.



Elected statewide three times as Railroad Commissioner, Michael overseas the Texas energy industry, which is the nation's largest. This position, as well as many others, have given Michael valuable experience in areas like energy, the environment, education, and crime.


Besides being pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-marriage, Michael strongly supports efforts to:
Strengthen national security and oppose appeasement;
Eliminate wasteful spending and keep taxes low;
Support free markets and oppose government bailouts;
Promote energy security and expand our domestic energy supply;
Secure our borders and oppose amnesty;
Expand private health insurance and oppose government takeovers;
Give parents more private school choices;
Reform Social Security and Medicare; and

Confirm judges who won't legislate from the bench

Michael Williams has repeatedly shown that he's willing to stand up for the principles of freedom. As chairman of the railroad commission, he fought to cut spending and has turned down a pay raise multiple times.

Michael Williams also argued against racial preferences in college admissions while working in President George H.W. Bush's Department of Education. In doing so, he took heat from a lot of people. But they didn't know the courage of Michael Williams, a man who faced death threats for prosecuting the Ku Klux Klan.

Michael doesn't back down. He fights for what is right.


Sign the Make It Michael Petition


Democrats want to use the vacancy to flip this seat from Republican to Democrat and begin to "turn Texas blue." President Obama's campaign manager recently said that he sees Texas as an opportunity for Democrats to win, which would drastically alter the landscape of state and national politics. That is why we must begin building support for Michael Williams so he's in a strong position to be appointed by Governor Perry and to win the special election.

It's rare to find a candidate for public office who offers so much -- a movement conservative with the courage of his convictions, an outstanding communicator who can speak clearly to the values of voters, a highly qualified public servant who can go toe-to-toe with Democrats on the issues, and a charismatic leader with a compelling personal narrative that involves hard work and strong family values instilled by two loving parents.

We have found that candidate, we have endorsed that candidate, and I'm asking you to help him, today.


Sign the Make It Michael Petition


Americans are tired of apologizing for their principles, and they're looking for some new leaders who will stand up for mainstream American values. That's why the Senate Conservatives Fund is helping strong conservative candidates like Michael Williams.

These leaders believe deeply in constitutional limits, balanced budgets, and individual liberty. These are not radical ideas. They're the principles of freedom that have made our country the envy of the world, and we desperately need leaders in the Senate who will fight to defend them.

This next election is critical to saving freedom. Thank you for supporting Michael Williams and for helping us take back our country.

Sincerely,


Jim DeMint
United States Senator
Chairman, Senate Conservatives Fund

P.S. Please sign the "Make It Michael" petition supporting the appointment of Michael Williams to the U.S. Senate.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:22 am 
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Here's the DeMint video:


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Friends,

For several months now, I had the honor of running a campaign for the United States Senate. We have had many successes, despite a growing field of good Republican candidates.

But as I told my friends at the Tarrant County Republican Party Ronald Reagan Dinner on Friday night, I have recently decided to transition our campaign to a race for U.S. Congress.

Donna and I have lived in Arlington, Texas for nearly twenty years since returning home from Washington after working for Presidents Reagan and Bush. Our home has been drawn into one of the four new congressional districts, CD33. The district is anchored by Arlington and includes Parker County, and parts of Wise and Tarrant counties. My parents live here as does Donna’s mother. We love Arlington and are proud to call it home. And I hope to have the opportunity to represent my family and neighbors in Congress.

We have a big job to do. Our mission as conservatives is to lead the revival of the American dream—to rekindle our belief in American exceptionalism. And I look forward to leading this revival with you. With the current growth in government, that will be no small task. But I am optimistic that Americans will rise to the challenge to help this great nation shine brightly on that hill.

We need the courage to cut government spending and balance the budget; to cut taxes for all Americans to spur job growth; to secure our borders; and to finally create a real national energy plan. And it is time for a conservative empowerment agenda for the uplift of the poor and vulnerable.

The growth of the public sector doesn’t create jobs, but erects barriers to the American dream that is promised to all who are willing to pursue it. We must tear down those walls to the American dream so all who seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness can make their dreams come true.

Throughout my career, beginning as a foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution, I have earned the reputation as a consistent, constitutional conservative with the courage to stand up to Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their fellow Washington liberals and, if necessary, my own Party. And I will work to keep that reputation as a member of Congress.

You have stood with me throughout the years and I hope I can count on you again. Will you join my campaign for Congress by signing up online and making a secure online contribution today? In only a week, we have been able to secure over $250,000 in contributions and pledges…and we’re just getting started. I am grateful for the overwhelming early support. I hope you will join us as well.

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