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“I respect Congressman Berry’s decision to retire and applaud his many years of public service. I will continue to run a strong campaign based on creating jobs, reducing the deficit, and representing Arkansas values. We can’t afford Obama’s liberal agenda and I am ready to go to Washington to be a check and balance on the liberal Congress.”
“I am pleased to endorse Rick Crawford for Congress, representing the First Congressional District of Arkansas. Rick is a strong conservative candidate and is waging a campaign based on smaller government, and getting the economy back on track.
Rick is the kind of conservative Republican we need to send to Washington to act as a check and balance to the Obama Administration and the liberals in Congress. He recognizes that we have a lot of work to do, but his background and training make him uniquely equipped to help lead the return to fiscal sanity.
Rick Crawford grew up in a military family, and had a chance to live all over the United States, and experience overseas living as well. Rick graduated from Arkansas State University and he and his wife Stacy live in Jonesboro.
Rick knows that the importance of agriculture to Arkansas’ economy cannot be overstated, since it is the state’s number one industry. It is vitally important that our leadership in Washington take a hands on approach in protecting our industry.
As a strong conservative, Rick supports a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, which will limit federal spending growth to the percentage in population growth plus the rate of inflation. He also favors ending tax funded abortions and would vote to stop federal payments to Planned Parenthood and prohibit any taxpayer-subsidized health insurance plan from covering abortion.”
“I am honored to have such an incredible endorsement from Governor Huckabee for my campaign,” Crawford said. “Governor Huckabee has been a trusted conservative voice not only in Arkansas but across the nation for many years and understands the importance of reclaiming our traditional American values and our voice in Washington.”
Crawford Earns Key Endorsement from Statewide Republican Group
JONESBORO – First District Congressional candidate, former United States Army Sergeant, and agri-business owner Rick Crawford today received the formal endorsement of the Arkansas Federation of College Republicans in his campaign to unseat Marion Berry.
“Having grown up in Forrest City and graduated from Wynne High School I know the traditional American values of Northeast Arkansas and I know Rick Crawford exemplifies these qualities,” said Tom Norsworthy, Chairman of the AFCR. “ He understands the challenges that college students and young professionals face in the First Congressional District and will work hard to provide better paying jobs, decrease the tax burden on family farms and businesses, as well as control spending in congress. I am confident that he will represent the First District’s conservative values.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement from the future leaders of our nation,” said Crawford. “I want to go to Washington and apply traditional American values to the legislative process to ensure that today’s college students will have the same opportunities that I and many others before me have had to start their own business, enjoy lower taxes, and the opportunity of better paying jobs. I am proud to have their support,” said Crawford.
Crawford Endorsed by Iraq Veterans Group
Iraq Veterans for Congress Announces Full Support
JONESBORO – First District Congressional candidate, agri-business owner, and former United States Army Sergeant Rick Crawford has accepted the endorsement of the Iraq Veterans for Congress (IVC), a Political Action Committee supporting the congressional campaigns of military veterans all across the United States.
“We are excited to support the candidacy of Rick Crawford because his lifetime of service to country and community reflect the PAC’s goal of helping citizen soldiers become citizen legislators” said D. Patrick Mahoney, Iraq Vets For Congress PAC’s Director of Communications. Continued Mahoney, “Rick’s extensive military, business and communications experience make him an exceptional voice for the people of Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District and the United States.”
“As a military veteran I am humbled and honored to receive this endorsement. I will work diligently to represent the traditional American values of Arkansans which includes many proud members of our military, both active and retired. I will tirelessly work on behalf of our men and women in uniform as well as those who have returned home while protecting our country and our freedoms,” said Crawford.
Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC is a federally registered political action committee supporting conservative Republican Iraq Veterans. Founded in 2008, IVC helped elect two Iraq Veterans Congressmen Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-CA). IVC chooses veterans who are determined to become a voice for U.S. military veterans, their families, and hardworking patriotic Americans who believe that our country, our Constitution and our way of life are worth fighting for.
JONESBORO – First District Congressional candidate and agri-business owner Rick Crawford today announced the chairman of the second coalition for the Crawford for Congress Campaign, “Farmers for Crawford”.
David Hundley of Bay, Arkansas, will chair the coalition, which will communicate, organize, and mobilize farmers to support Rick Crawford as the next Congressman in the First District.
“Rick has been a part of the agriculture industry in the First District for many years and understands how legislation in Washington impacts farmers. Rick will be a trusted voice and advocate for farmers as our next Congressman,” said Hundley.
“I am honored to have someone like David leading Farmers for Crawford. Farmers all across the First District understand how the current policies in Washington are negatively impacting their operations and are ready for someone with traditional American values to represent them in Washington,” said Crawford.
David Hundley is a native of the First District and spent his entire life being a part of agriculture and agricultural activities. David graduated with a B.S. and an M.S. in Agriculture from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Upon graduating from A.S.U., David has worked in the farm equipment, seed, and chemical areas of agriculture. David has experience in every aspect of farming in the First District and his ability to understand issues facing farmers is unparalleled. David and his wife Lori have three sons, Chase, Benjamin, and Mackenzie.
Jonesboro Veteran to Lead First Crawford Coalition
JONESBORO – First District Congressional candidate and United Sates Army veteran Rick Crawford today announced the chairman of the first coalition for the Crawford for Congress Campaign, “Veterans for Crawford”.
Ron Miller, a retired Major of the U.S. Army, will chair the coalition, which will communicate, organize, and mobilize veterans to support Rick Crawford as the next Congressman in the First District.
“I am proud to be able to work with Rick on his campaign to be the next Congressman from the First District. Rick has served our nation admirably overseas in Southwest Asia during his service in the Army and understands the complex issues our soldiers face while in the service and once they come home. Rick will be an advocate for both our soldiers and our veterans while in Washington,” said Miller.
“I am honored to have someone like Ron leading Veterans for Crawford. Ron is a decorated military veteran who works every day for veterans and veteran’s affairs. I am excited about partnering with Ron and other veterans as we work on taking traditional American values back to Washington,” said Crawford.
Major Miller retired from the U.S. Army after serving 20 years and 8 months in Army Aviation as a Master Aviator and Helicopter and Multi-Engine Instrument Instructor. During his career he was awarded 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 2 Bronze Star Medals, 21 Air Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals and Vietnamese and Korean government awards. He presently serves on the National Advisory Committee for Veteran Business Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration. He is the President of Miller Consulting and has served on the staffs of U.S. Senators Dole, Coverdell and Mattingly. President Reagan appointed him as the Executive Director, Georgia Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program where, in the fields of employment and training and small business, he placed over 3000 Veterans in full time career positions and captured over $500 million in direct SBA and bank guaranteed loans. During his military career, Major Miller was a technical advisor for the John Wayne movie, Green Berets and was an Executive Producer of a Vietnam POW documentary and took 6 Vietnam POW’s back to Hanoi in l993 to film in all the prisons, except Son Tay. He also was a consultant for 2 local affiliate TV documentaries about Vietnam POW’s in Atlanta. Last year he was named the National Veteran Adviser for the National League of Families POW-MIA’s of Southeast Asia.
Major Miller is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a BSE degree and is a member of the University’s ROTC Hall of Heroes. He received additional schooling at USC, Arizona State University and the Federal Aviation Academy.
“Tonight we saw history made where a liberal congress decided they know how to deal better with healthcare decisions than the American people do. Marion Berry voted in favor of this legislation and in doing so, completely ignored what his constituents wanted. Marion Berry proved again how he is nothing more than a Yes vote for Nancy Pelosi and her liberal agenda.”