Subj: Message from the RLC
Date: 3/27/00 8:40:24 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: email@example.com (Republican Liberty Caucus)
From: Clifford Thies, Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) Chair
To: RLC Supporters
FLASH #1: RLC PAC HITS FEC LIMIT IN SABRIN'S BID FOR U.S. SENATE FROM NEW JERSEY
FLASH #2: RLC-BACKED CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FINISHES FIRST IN TEXAS PRIMARY
Two really hot items. First, our affiliated Political Action Committee has just max'ed out in Murray Sabrin's campaign for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in the open New Jersey race. And, second, Texas state representative and RLC Advisory Board member John Culberson finished first in the primary, and is favored to win in the run-off.
1. Murray, who was the 1997 L.P. candidate for Governor of New Jersey, has emerged as the only real conservative candidate in the race, against four moderates. He is picking up support from gun owners, small businessmen, police and firefighters, right to lifers, taxpayers, and other grassroots organizations, and a growing number of endorsements from elected public
office holders and party officers.
The New York Times has already reported that Murray Sabrin "has the most impressive Web site" and "has already put out the most news releases of any candidate in either party, seizing upon a new issue every day with which to denigrate his opponents "
Although Murray is being outspent five-to-one, he is beginning to look like the winner not simply because his opponents are splitting the moderate vote, and because they represent the establishment, whereas he represents the heart and soul of the Republican Party.
Make no mistake about this race. New Jersey is a competitive state. In 1997, the Republican Party vote + the Libertarian Party vote + the Conservative Party vote for Governor equaled 54 percent. This year, with no incumbent (Democrat Frank Lautenberg retiring) and with a close Presidential race, anything can happen.
You should visit his campaign website and see why the Republican Liberty Caucus has joined lovers of Liberty like Ron Paul and grassroots organizations like Eagle Forum, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, New Jersey Right to Life, the Association of Rifle and Pistol Clubs (the official NRA state association), Republican National Coalition for Life, the Law Enforcement Alliance of America and the Coalition of New Jersey Sportsmen in supporting Mr. Sabrin for U.S. Senate.
If Murray wins the GOP nomination, he might very well be taking the oath of office as a U.S. Senator next year.This is where you come in. Since our affiliated PAC has max'ed out, we cannot send Murray any more money as an organization until and unless he wins the primary. He doesn't need anywhere as much as his country club opponents. But he does need enough to be credible. This is why I'm asking you to DIRECTLY send him a contribution.
There is too much at stake in this election to stand by and watch It is time to stand up and fight for the freedoms we are guaranteed by the Constitution! After you visit his web site, remember to click on the link to contribute on the web or call his campaign headquarters and contribute over
the phone at (973) 237-1740.
You can help protect our Constitutional rights by offering your most generous donation TODAY-- and further assure that our U.S. Senate will soon have a true Lover of Liberty in January 2001.
For freedom's sake -- let's help send Murray Sabrin to the U.S. Senate!
2. The other news item comes from Texas. John Culberson finished first in the primary to succeed retiring GOP Congressman Archer, in a very heavily Republican district.
John got 38 percent of the vote, and the person who finished second, 28 percent. Because nobody got more than 50 percent of the vote, there will be a run-off primary on April 11th. John spent $350,000, and his opponent $1.6 million. John raised his money from grass-roots conservatives, including our own PAC, and his opponent, a wealthy downtown establishment type, largely
self-financed his effort. According to the FEC rules, this run-off primary is legally a new election, which allows us to contribute through our affiliated PAC, which we certainly will do.
To be perfectly honest, I would like you to both send our PAC a check, so we can generously support John Culberson and other liberty-oriented candidates across the country, AND send Murray a check. But, right now, the priority has to be to send a check to Murray.
This is turning out to be one VERY exciting year!