Thad McCotter Statement On The Straw Poll
From Soap Box to Live Musical Performances to Keynote Address, U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter Rocks the Ames Fairgrounds, Promises an America and Leadership that Works for the People
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter on stage with former Gov. Mike Huckabee at the McCotter 2012 Straw Poll tent.
DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Representative and Presidential candidate Thaddeus McCotter came to the Ames Straw Poll to introduce his campaign to “first in the nation” caucus goers, and conservatives and Republicans across the country. After a successful four-day swing the reviews are in: as Michael Barone put it in a tweet, “McCotter at State Fair impressive re capitalization of banks. I was wrong to say whimsical candidate; he’s serious.”
In concluding his keynote remarks before Straw Poll attendees, Representative McCotter laid out the vision for his campaign: “I promise you this,” he said, “I will not for work for pundits, I will not work for the bundlers, I will not work for the powerful. I will work for the people. I will work for you.”
“For this campaign, the Straw Poll was not about votes, it was about introducing our candidate to the public in our first large forum,” said Christopher Rants, McCotter senior adviser. “For a campaign that has only just begun, it was important that we show the people of Iowa – and the rest of the country – that this was a serious candidate ready to address serious issues for our country. By any measure, we did that this weekend.”
The McCotter campaign will continue to build out its organization in Iowa under the leadership of Rants, with an eye toward the 2012 Iowa caucus, while McCotter 2012 shifts its focus to the candidate’s home state of Michigan and New Hampshire for campaign activities in the coming week.