Breaking: Governor Jeb Bush Endorses Matt Salmon


May 1, 2012
Salmon for Congress

Calls Salmon a "proven conservative leader"

EAST VALLEY - Former Congressman and candidate for Arizona's 5th congressional district Matt Salmon today announced the endorsement of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Governor Bush released the following statement regarding his support for Salmon's campaign to return to Congress:

"Matt is a proven conservative leader. During his previous terms in Congress he displayed the courage and determination to tell leadership 'no' when it came to reckless government spending, higher deficits and job-killing regulations. He has the backbone and the principles to take on special interests and the failed liberal policies that have gotten us in such a mess."

Former Congressman Salmon stated, "Governor Jeb Bush is one of our nation's most accomplished and extraordinary public servants of the past decade. I am extremely honored to receive his support for my campaign. Each day my campaign continues to gain momentum and I am grateful that Governor Bush and so many others believe in my leadership abilities and my message of restoring fiscal responsibility and accountability to Congress."

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.

Matt Salmon has received the endorsements from Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks and David Schweikert, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mayors Scott Smith (Mesa), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Hugh Hallman (Tempe), John Insalaco (Apache Junction) and Gail Barney (Queen Creek), fourteen (14) Arizona state senators and fifteen (15) Arizona state representatives. Salmon has also been endorsed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49).

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