Nov 25 2013 -
Supporters rally at endorsement speech in Overland Park
“Callista and I are proud to endorse Pat Roberts for election to the U.S. Senate in 2014,” Gingrich declared. “Pat is the one true and trusted conservative in this race who has showed time and again that he represents the needs and values of Kansas in the Senate.”
“There is no choice in this race if you want a proven conservative leader who is not afraid to stand up and fight for the values that Kansans hold dear,” Speaker Gingrich said.
“The campaign theme is appropriate: Tough, tested, trusted. I saw this first-hand when we served in the House together. Pat is the one you want fighting for you. Pat is the one who gets the job done for you. Pat is the one who understands the needs of Kansans in all 105 counties, in the cities, in the suburbs and in rural America. No one can match that stewardship or leadership,” the Speaker added.
Gingrich, who was joined by his wife Callista at a rally at Roberts’ Johnson County headquarters, said he and Callista have made a strong commitment to help Pat Roberts win re-election.
“Whether it’s opposing costly federal bailouts, fighting government-run health care, advocating a pro-life agenda or protecting Second Amendment rights, Pat’s record is consistently pro-Kansas,” Speaker Gingrich added. “That’s what we want the voters in this election to know.”
Roberts is the 5th most conservative Senator in the U.S. Senate, according to Heritage Action.
He has a 100 percent voting record with Right to Life and an A rating with the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America. The Kansas State Rifle Association has endorsed Roberts for Senate 2014.
Roberts has strong support from Kansas Republicans, including every statewide candidate on the ballot in 2014, the entire congressional delegation, and an overwhelming majority of the Kansas State House and Senate Republicans.
“Franki and I are honored that Newt and Callista have come to Kansas so early in this election season,” Roberts said. “Speaker Gingrich is a powerful voice for conservative ideals and values. I have appreciated his leadership, first as an elected official and now in the private sector, to advance the conservative cause. An endorsement of this stature is very important to my campaign, and I want to thank Newt and Callista for joining Team Roberts.”
Speaker Gingrich currently serves as a host of CNN’s Crossfire. He is a former presidential candidate, historian and best-selling author. His most recent book is Breakout. Callista Gingrich is a New York Times’ best-selling author of children’s books focusing on American exceptionalism, including her newest book Yankee Doodle Dandy.