The conservative Eagle Forum PAC has endorsed state senator Andy Harris in his bid to unseat nominal Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest.
From the press release:
A nationally recognized conservative organization, Eagle Forum PAC, has endorsed Andy Harris in his bid to unseat incumbent Wayne Gilchrest. Eagle Forum PAC supports candidates who are committed to a conservative philosophy of limited government, national sovereignty, and traditional values.This is the second endorsement of the Harris campaign by a major conservative organization. The degree to which this influences the course of the campaign is arguable, however, it does underscore the point that Senator Harris's campaign manager Chris Meekins has been making for weeks. Movement conservatives have exactly one choice in the primary: Andy Harris.
In the endorsement, Eagle Forum Founder and President, Phyllis Schlafly said, "Andy's articulate conservative voice in the Maryland General Assembly shows he's the right man to represent the first district. From his support for the unborn to limiting the size of government to ensuring that illegal aliens do not receive driver's licenses, Andy knows the issues facing America and is willing to address them head on,"
"I am proud to receive the endorsement of this respected conservative organization," said Andy Harris. "I share Eagle Forum's commitment to limited government, support for the unborn, and defense of our national sovereignty."
"This endorsement shows that on February 12, 2008 conservatives have one choice in the first district - Andy Harris," said Chris Meekins, Campaign Manager for Andy Harris for Congress.