2011 Lincoln - Reagan Day Celebration | Politics

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2011 Lincoln - Reagan Day Celebration
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Chairman Harlan Mason and the St. Johns County Republican Party are pleased to announce our 2011 Lincoln - Reagan Day Celebration on Tuesday May 24th, 2011. Our headline speaker will be former United States Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania who has formed an exploratory committee and is considering a run for President in 2012.The field is narrowing with the annoucement by Mike Huckabee last night that he would pass up the race for President in 2012.


Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 at the age of 32, and from 1995 to 2007, served in the US Senate. In 2000, he was elected by his peers to the position of Senate Republican Conference Chairman.


Senator Santorum became one of the most successful government reformers in our history, taking on Washington’s powerful special interests from the moment he arrived in our nation’s Capitol. Along with John Boehner and Jim Nussle, Senator Santorum was a member of the famous “Gang of Seven” that exposed the House Banking and House Post Office scandals. It was this record of reform that prompted a Washington Post reporter to write in a recent article that “Santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party.”


Also headlining the evenings program will be former State Representative Adam Hasner. Representative Hasner, who served as Marco Rubio's Majority Leader in the Florida House, has filed to seek the Republican nomination to challenge Democrat Senator Bill Nelson in 2012. Hasner has lead on the issue of imigration reform and the necessity to utilize the Federal Governments E-Verify system to ensure integrity in the hiring process. On Immigration reform, Hasner had this to say:
“If elected to the United States Senate, I will force a debate about our immigration system," he said. "I will oppose amnesty and any amnesty-like immigration measures, and I will insist that our country secure our borders and stem the flow of illegal immigration first and foremost.”


Hasner has quickly become a favorite of conservatives and Tea Party organizations with his strong principled message of smaller government, ending deficit spending with a balanced budget amendment and his strong defense of American Exceptionalism.

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