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Maggart Bags Laffer Endorsement

Press release from Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville; July 26, 2012: 

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn.–With election day fast approaching in Sumner County, Representative Debra Maggart (R–Hendersonville), the conservative candidate for Tennessee House of Represenatives, was pleased to receive the endorsement of a leading figure in the conservative movement.

Dr. Art Laffer, the father of supply-side economics and founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, threw his support behind Maggart in her race for the 45th House District.

“I support proven fighters for pro-growth economic policies in Tennessee. While Washington continually eschews its fiscal responsibilities for our nation, Tennessee has become a model for how government should conduct itself, stated Laffer. “In the last two years, we have witnessed the elimination of the death tax, the repeal of the gift tax, and a commitment to forever ban a state income tax. Coupled with Tennessee’s right to work status, these moves are helping make Tennessee one of the nation’s premier locations for new jobs and have driven the unemployment rate below the national average.”

He continued, “Tennesseans owe a debt of gratitude to Debra Maggart for these victories. Under her leadership as House Republican Caucus Chairman, the General Assembly has advanced the cause of economic freedom to lengths unseen in the modern era. Representative Maggart is a proven fighter for principle–our principles. That is why I give her my full endorsement in the 45th House District. With so much uncertainty coming from Washington, now is the time to re-elect those leaders who have helped reform Tennessee for the better. Debra Maggart is certainly one of those leaders.”

Maggart said, “It is an honor to have the support of such a luminary in economics for my campaign. In my time as a legislator, we have cut taxes, kept our budget balanced, and have seen our economy improve. This is the recipe for success that is at the heart of Dr. Laffer’s beliefs. Sumner County voters have

Dr. Laffer currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an institutional economic research and consulting firm, as well as Laffer Investments, an institutional investment management firm utilizing diverse investment strategies. The firms provide research and investment management services to a diverse group of clients, which includes institutions, pension funds, corporations, endowments, foundations, individuals and others.

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Ramsey Endorses Black for U.S. House

Press release from  Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; July 16, 2012:  

NASHVILLE — Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Tennessee) today announced his endorsement of Rep. Diane Black (R- Tennessee) for re-election to Congress.

“Ever since I have known Diane Black, she has been fighting for the conservative values Tennesseans hold dear,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “She was pivotal in denying liberals their dream of an income tax in Tennessee and stood up for the pro-life cause before it was fashionable.”

“In Congress, Diane has continued her conservative leadership fighting against Obamacare, for balanced budgets and limited government,” Ramsey continued.

“The fact of the matter is that Diane was conservative before being conservative was cool. She was championing the issues the tea party holds dear before the movement even had a name,” explained Ramsey. “Diane was essential to creating our successful Republican Majority here in Tennessee and I am thankful she has brought a much needed dose of Tennessee wisdom to D.C. In the fight against liberals like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid there is no one I’d rather have on my side than Diane Black,” Ramsey concluded.

Black is running for re-election in the newly drawn 6th Congressional District, which includes the following seventeen counties Cumberland, Cannon, Clay, Coffee, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White and Wilson counties and a portion of Cheatham and Van Buren counties.

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Education Reform Group Endorses Maggart

Press release from the Campaign for Rep. Debra Maggart; July 16, 2012: 

Nashville, Tennessee – StudentsFirst, a bipartisan grassroots advocacy organization supporting common sense education reforms, today endorsed Representative Debra Maggart in her bid for reelection as Representative of Tennessee House District 45.

Representative Maggart is a strong supporter of meaningful education reform, and will continue to fight tirelessly to ensure that Tennessee students have access to the quality education they deserve – no matter their zip code.

“We need bold leaders like Debra Maggart in the Tennessee General Assembly to stand up to the status quo, and support common sense education reform that will improve the quality of education for all kids,” said StudentsFirst state director Mike Carpenter.

Tennessee has recently made positive strides in improving education across the state. Representative Maggart is looking forward to building off of this progress, and continuing to push for education reforms that focus on doing what’s best for students.