January 20, 2010

An Historic Win in Massachusetts

Just like me, I'm sure many of you watched with great interest the special election to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. With the historic election of Republican Scott Brown, it's clear that 2010 is going to be a great year for conservatives across the country!

Senator-elect Brown promised to vote "NO" on "ObamaCare" and his stunning victory clearly shows the American people don't support the president's liberal agenda. Oklahomans also have said they agree with me that government-run health care is not the answer.

Liberal Democrats facing re-election (or election to a higher office) are trying to distance themselves from President Obama. But one thing's certain: those who supported candidate Obama in 2008 will have to answer to voters in 2010 for President Obama and his big-government agenda.

Another lesson from Massachusetts is that Senator-elect Brown successfully focused on the things Americans are concerned about now: creating more jobs and lifting our country out of a recession. I know Oklahomans worry about those things too and are looking to the next governor for leadership during this difficult time.

I've spent the last 19 years helping our state overcome the obstacles standing in our way to economic progress. And should I be fortunate enough to be elected governor, I will go to work again leading our state out of a budget crisis while continuing to create more and better jobs.