Fundraiser #2 - 2AP - 11 AP left.
Fundraiser Type: Gala
Target: Conservatives, Farmers, Moderates and Independents
Location: St. Louis
"Good evening St. Louis!
Thank you all for coming out here tonight. As you all know, I am running to become the next United States Senator for Missouri. I am looking to bring the hard work and dedication I have shown both in the House of Representatives for the 6th and as a Navy Officer to the United States Senate to fight for and on behalf of the show-me state! However, one of the most important issues that the next United States Senator for Missouri must talk about over on Capitol Hill is the support, protection and representation of our nations farms.
Missouri ranks second in the United States for its amount of farms, second only to that of Texas. We have a great farming community here in Missouri and in many ways it represents the backbone of both our state economy and many of our small communities. The very fact that it ranks second in the whole country is one of the reasons why we must work hard to protect the sustainability and livability of Missourian farms. I come here tonight however with a very sad message for the hard-working farmers in Missouri. This Government led by the Democratic Party for the last 10 years has failed you. Farmers have fallen by the way-side and we must now look to protect them.
One of the major points of my campaign is agriculture, for all the right reasons. I am a proud supporter of the farming community here in Missouri. Which is why throughout this campaign I will be re-affirming and espousing my support for farmers.
It is imperative that we elect someone to the United States Senate that will bring your concerns right to the very heart of Congress and into the United States Senate. My friends, that someone is me. If I am elected the next United States Senator for Missouri, I will fight hard to ensure that the farms of Missouri are protected through the crop insurance and by supporting increased farm subsidies to address farmers which are not earning enough thanks to a dynamic market. We need to also consider the great strategic goal of food supply, which Missouri proudly contributes to, we ought to keep it abundant and secure.
As Senator, I will look to reform the food stamp program, now SNAP, to ensure that while we must protect the basic nutrition for families across Missouri and the United States but also ensure that any run-away costs are managed and to make it more accountable to the people of Missouri and to the rest of America. Cutting down waste in certain Agriculture Department will mean that more money will go to investments in rural communities and education programs for agriculture, which I proudly support.
However, my friends, I will need your help to secure all of these goals to advance Missourian agricultural interests in the United States Senate. Please consider contributing to the Campaign to Elect Jack Edwards. God bless you and God bless the United States!"