Below, we republish the statements of Karen Testerman and Sen. Bob Smith with respect to Testerman’s withdrawal from the GOP US Senate nomination race and endorsement of Smith.
This campaign is about America, the land of the free because of the brave. This campaign is about Family, about Faith, about Freedom and about putting God back in His place of honor.We Must Take America Back – Steve VausWe Must Take America Back
During my involvement in this war for the heart and soul of America, time and again, I observe elections where candidates who fully embrace the principles of the Republican Party split the conservative vote—thus enabling the candidate who compromises our basic tenets of life, liberty and property to slide into victory. This happened recently in South Carolina and it happened in the 2012 2nd Congressional District race here in NH and it happened in 2010 when I ran for governor. I will not let it happen again.
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again – expecting a different result. We MUST break the patterns of the past in order to WIN the future. At this critical juncture in preparation for the New Hampshire Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate, it is critical that only one principled conservative candidate is listed on the primary ballot.
It is time for all of us to put aside pride and focus on our greater GOAL, that of fighting for Family, Faith and Freedom. I will not force our principle-driven primary voters to make a self-defeating choice. After much prayer and consultation, I will step aside to allow Senator Bob Smith to be the ONLY conservative name on the primary ballot.
And now I am asking each one of YOU to join me in support of Bob Smith for US Senate.
We still have an uphill battle before us. We must stand united as we go forward to protect and secure our liberties and our freedoms. The future of our State and the future of America is at risk.
We CAN win the battle for the hearts and soul of our country, but ONLY if we UNITE. So let us join TOGETHER in the fight to win the nomination with the true platform-driven Republican – Bob Smith.
Senator Smith has a well-earned reputation of standing firm for our conservative beliefs and values and for fighting Washington to stop their overreach. Bob Smith was TEA Party before it had a name.
WE can make a difference. Will you to continue the fight for our principles, our values and our nation? It is going to take ALL of OUR active participation and our financial support to accomplish this mission. Let us give it our all as we act like it is all up to us AND know and believe that God will honor us as we honor Him with our actions.
Let us UNITE as one band of supporters behind Senator Bob Smith as he files to become THE conservative Republican nominee for US Senate in 2014.
We MUST take back America!
For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter Schweitzer
Friends of Senator Bob Smith
Conservatives United-Testerman Endorses Smith
Concord (June 13, 2014)-As Senator Bob Smith filed his candidacy papers as a candidate for the US Senate, Karen Testerman announced that she will withdraw from the Senate campaign and endorse Senator Smith.
In response to this unprecedented endorsement, Senator Smith stated,
“I am moved by Karen’s kind and gracious remarks. They are the words of a true conservative and an American patriot. I am both humbled and honored by her endorsement.
Since she began her campaign for the US Senate in October of last year, she has been true to the values and principles that have made America the shining city on a hill. As a wife, a mother, a pro-family activist, and a constitutional rights advocate, Karen has never wavered from these principles and has demonstrated her commitment through her life of service to her family, her faith and her country
Karen didn’t take a poll or consult with high-priced political operatives to determine her beliefs. She knew them because she lives them. I am proud to have her standing with me today as we continue the fight to restore these principles to the US Senate. I stand ready to fight for the beliefs and values embodied in the Republican platform and in our founding documents of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As Karen stands with me today, I welcome all those who’ve worked hard for her and supported her during this campaign. We can’t win by electing just any Republican to the US Senate. We win when we elect a Republican whose heart and soul is dedicated to the conservative principles of our founding fathers. I will continue the fight for these same principles and values in my life of service to this country.”
What has happened today is unprecedented and historic. We stand united as we continue our fight against the central planners and bureaucratic bullies in Washington. Karen and I stand together to take back our party in New Hampshire, and to take back America.