I can't for the life of me decide who I am going to vote for in the Republican primary to face Democrat Kathy Castor in the 11th District House race here in the Florida. They are all good.
First let's look at Castor:
Representative Castor supported the interests of NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2009.
In 2008 National Taxpayers Union gave Representative Castor a rating of F.
Representative Castor supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2009.
In 2010 Gun Owners of America - April Ratings gave Representative Castor a grade of F .
Representative Castor supported the interests of National Latino Congreso - March Progress Report 100 percent in 2007-2010.
In 2009 Castor was ranked as the ninth most Liberal member of the House-quite a feat when you consider the big names she had to beat out for the “honor”.
In summary, Castor supports unrestricted access to abortion throughout the entire pregnancy, is a proponent of Cap & Tax, believes that the taxpayer's hard earned money is her personal piggy bank, opposes the Second Amendment of The US Constitution, and favors amnesty for illegals. Who could be blamed if the citizens of the 11th District mounted an "anybody but Castor" campaign. But we don't have to. Via The Gordon Cafe, here's who we have to choose from:
Eddie Adams, Jr. Adams and Associates Residential Design Architect and Small Business Owner. Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce. Has lived the "American Dream". First African-American to receive a degree in Microbiology from USF. Boy Scout and athletic letterman. Small Government, power to the individual, equal opportunities not equal outcomes.
Tommy Castellano Castellano Air Conditioning, Tampa Viet Nam Veteran Big hearted small business owner that has fought to survive the tough economy and wants to see DC honor the wishes of the hard working Americans and be accountable for the money they tax from us.
Col. Tony Buntyn USAF Reserves (31 years)
Internationally recognized thought leader in Cyber Warfare.
Information Technology for over 25 years in the private sector .
Currently Buntyn owns U.S. Cyber Solutions, Inc., a small business in Tampa.
Consultant for key cyber security companies to enhance cyber warfare capabilities for the US and her allies.
Understands that the American economy is powered by the private sector and that maintaining a competitive advantage is as important to the nation as it is to business.
Col. Mike Pendergrast US Army, Ret. (31 years) Retired in 2009 as CentCom's Provost Marshall. Multiple degrees including Psycology and International Studies A senior policy advisor for US Senator Bob Graham. Son and Son-in-law currently deployed to Afghanistan. Along with economy and tax issues, wants to return more school control to local communities.
The 11th District is considered a "safe" district for the Dems. Don't be so sure. We have four strong, viable Conservative candidates. Whomever comes out on top in the primary, we're going to give Castor one heck of a race.