Salmon Wins Republican Primary in CD5


August 28, 2012
Salmon for Congress

Former Congressman takes next step in returning fiscal sanity to Washington

EAST VALLEY - Congressman Matt Salmon won a decisive victory tonight in the Republican Primary for Arizona's Fifth Congressional District. With this win, Salmon is one giant step closer to returning to Congress to restore fiscal responsibly and accountability.

"I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support throughout this entire campaign," said Matt Salmon, "Most importantly; I want to thank my wife Nancy. She has been my rock throughout this campaign. When we got into this race over a year ago, we knew it was going to be hard fought, but we also knew it was the right thing to do. Tonight, the voters showed that they wanted a real change of direction - they understood that I did it before and I am ready to do it again."

As a congressman from the East Valley, Matt Salmon cut spending and balanced the budget for the first time in fifty years. Then, he kept his word on term limits and came home. Unsatisfied with the direction of our country and the out of control spending, both Matt and his wife Nancy agreed that he needed to return to Congress to restore integrity and financial sanity.

"I want to thank all of the volunteers, precinct committeemen, and the countless others who gave so much of their time to help earn this victory," said Salmon, "I also want to thank Governor Brewer, Governor Bush, Senator Thune, Senator Coburn, Senator Toomey, Senator Lee, Congressman Franks, Congressman Schweikert, Congressman Shadegg, Congressman Issa, Mayor Smith, Mayor Tibshraeny, Mayor Hallman, Mayor Insalaco, Mayor Barney, Sheriff Arpaio, the fourteen (14) Arizona state senators, the fifteen (15) Arizona state representatives, the City Council members and so many others who leant their name in support of my candidacy."

Arizona's Fifth District consists of portions of Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek and Apache Junction. The area is solidly conservative and has a long track record of electing the Republican nominee in the General Election.

Salmon concluded, "This is a great win, but now we turn out sights towards November and the General Election. We will take nothing for granted and will do everything we need to make sure that we win in November. In addition, we will be turning our attention towards standing up to President Obama and making sure that he does not receive another term. Our future is at stake."

About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen's Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Top National Elected Official" award.

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