Mike McGavick on Principles & Values


Voted for Bush in 2004; to defeat radical Islamic terrorism

Q: In 2004 ,who got your vote for President, and why?

CANTWELL: I voted for John Kerry. He matched our Northwest values. He won Washington state because he understood our values and would fight for them.

McGAVICK: I voted for George Bush because he understood that the single most important issue facing America was the war to defeat radical Islamic terrorism. I also thought it was more likely, given Bush's record, that he would do more to reduce the debt than John Kerry.

GUTHRIE: The American people could see that the choices we had were terrible. Only 40% of registered voters voted-60% were not served, and were disgusted with the Democrats & Republicans. I voted for change. I voted for Michael Badnarik, who represented a new sensible center in politics, without the extremes of the Democrats & Republicans. My vote represented the values of America; we're socially tolerant yet fiscally responsible. My vote counted because I didn't fall into the trap of voting for the lesser of two evils.

Source: Washington Senate Debate hosted by KING-5 (X-ref Cantwell) Oct 17, 2006

Committed to freedom, limited gov't, & strength of families

My wife Gaelynn and I decided I should run for the United States Senate because we believe that it's our duty as parents and citizens to ensure a better life for our own children and our great state. In this spirit, I am committed to the principles that define America: standing tall for freedom, ensuring limited yet effective government, and finally, that the strength of America resides not in the government itself but in the families and communities that create the fabric of our nation.
Source: Campaign website, www.mikemcgavick.com, "About" Jan 21, 2006

Campaign's great cause: rescuing the United States Senate

Kicking off his campaign at the Seattle Center today, Mike McGavick asked the people of Washington to help him in "a great cause"?rescuing the United States Senate. "Why am I running for the Senate? Because I truly believe that if we do not rescue our nation's capital from the name calling and meanness that defines it now, we will fail our children," McGavick said. "The Senate desperately needs the civil and independent voice of a true Northwesterner."

"We are a nation at war. We have a growing federal deficit. We have borders that are not secure. We have a health care system that is so expensive it does not insure our children. We continue to fight over the protection of our natural resources and we know that we still have innocent children among us who will not fully share in the American Dream," McGavick said. "Given this list, doesn't it seem to you that the Senate has better things to do than focus on their partisan differences and filibuster each other's ideas?"

Source: Campaign kickoff speech in Seattle (press release) Jan 21, 2006

Promises a different kind of leadership

Mike McGavick today declared his candidacy for United States Senate, promising the people of Washington State "a different kind of leadership."

"Over the past 13 weeks I have spent time talking to people from Walla Walla to Bellingham who love this state like I do," McGavick said. "All around the state people have told me that we need to elect a new and different type of leader to the US Senate in 2006. Time and time again the political class in Washington, DC plays the same old blame game, rather than working to fix the very real problems that face our state and our Nation. Simply put, the political class has lost its way. I've heard the outcry for new and different leadership, in this election?I will be that leader."

McGavick formed an exploratory committee in July, led by former Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn, Former Senator Slade Gorton, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris, radio host and 2000 Gubernatorial Nominee John Carlson, Western Wireless CEO John Stanton and Pastor Joe Fuiten.

Source: Campaign announcement speech (press release) Oct 26, 2005

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