Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham Says Harold Ford Jr. Will Win Senate Race

This past Sunday on The Chris Matthews Show, Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham, who hails from Chattanooga, spoke on Harold Ford Jr's changes on election night this year saying:

"I think the big surprise on election night is going to be that my home state of Tennessee is going to elect the first African-American, senator, Harold Ford, by a point or two and it's going to be a remarkable political story, both regional and nationally."

Mr. Meacham joins a growing list of respected political experts that believe Harold Ford Jr. will be our next U.S. Senator.

It looks as though Congressman Ford's solutions-oriented and issue-rich campaign has people convinced that he is just the man for the job.

What makes this endorsement of a Ford victory that much better is that Mr. Meacham can vote for Congressman Ford this November!

126 Days

Days of Congressional Inaction on Ethics

Above is the number of days that have passed since Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to bribing Congressman.

It is also the number of days in which Congress has failed to pass an ethics reform bill that would limit private travel, ski and golf junkets, and would call for a full disclosure of expenses by lobbyists on members of Congress.

It is time for Congress to step up and pass an ethics reform bill that would do all of the above. In addition, it is time to end the pork barrel spending system as we know it and establish an independent ethics commission that would review ethics complaints against members of Congress.

I am proud Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is fighting for that reform!

Read Congressman Ford's call for reform of the House rules here!