A Message from Paul
This is a crucial time for America. The issues we now face and how they're resolved will have a lasting impact on us, and our children.
I'm running for Congress because I know I can make a difference in Washington. I grew up right here in southern Ohio, steeped in our American values. Now I'm raising a family here. I understand whatï¿½s at stake for my neighbors and people all across America. I won't sit on the sidelines and watch politics as usual take us in the wrong direction.
I recently returned from Iraq as a Major in the US Marines Corps. I volunteered to go. I had been honorably discharged from the Corps in 1999 but I couldn't just sit by and watch what was happening over there when I knew I could contribute. After I had been in Iraq for two months I volunteered again -- this time to go to Fallujah. Religious fanatics and insurgents had seized the city. They had to be stopped. A civil government had to be restored.
My wife and three kids didn't want me to go to Iraq. But they understood my commitment to service and they knew that I had to do everything I could to support my brothers and sisters in arms. It was my responsibility to serve. Now the vacant seat from Ohioï¿½s 2nd District presents a unique opportunity for me to continue to fulfill my obligation to this country, and to you.
I'm ready to take your fight to Washington. Iï¿½m ready to take a stand on the issues that matter most to us, like keeping American jobs at home, protecting our Social Security benefits, making good healthcare accessible to everyone, and, of course, bringing the war in Iraq to a swift and secure resolution.
Weï¿½ve won the primary, but the toughest battle lies ahead. Letï¿½s not squander the exceptional opportunity we now have before us. Letï¿½s stop arguing about who's red and who's blue. Letï¿½s do all we can do for a stronger red, white, and blue.
Support my candidacy for U.S. Congress. Join us in our fight for a brighter future for all Americans. Together we can put things right. All we need is the will to do it.