“As the Washington, DC establishment lines up behind Jon Bruning…in the Nebraska Senate primary, the Madison Project is proud to endorse current Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg for the United States Senate.” http://StenbergForSenate.com
The Madison Project is very selective in their endorsement of conservative candidates, supporting only two senate candidates in 2010 - Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and Marco Rubio in Florida. In addition to Stenberg, they have endorsed Josh Mandel in Ohio and Ted Cruz in Texas for the 2012 election cycle.
According to their website http://www.madisonproject.com, the Madison Project only supports conservative candidates with the ability to win and who share their values of pro-life, pro-family, limited government, and defenders of religious freedom. The Madison Project raises money for conservative candidates through their network of grassroots conservatives across the U.S.
“Stenberg is the kind of comprehensive conservative we love to endorse. Strong on fiscal issues (as State Treasurer, he asked the Nebraska legislature to cut his budget by 13% each year for the next two fiscal years), Don is also strong on social issues, personally arguing the partial birth abortion case, Stenberg versus Carhart, at the United States Supreme Court…Don Stenberg did what every rock ribbed conservative running for the Senate should have done: publicly opposed Senator Mitch McConnell’s scheme to allow President Obama to raise the debt ceiling without cutting federal spending.
This is a man who has been consistently conservative in his politics and will make the right kinds of decisions once he gets elected to the United States Senate.”
In addition to the Madison Project, Stenberg has also gained the endorsements of RedState.com editor Erick Erickson, and national radio heavyweight Mark Levin.
Last weekend Stenberg spoke to several hundred tea party conservatives at the RedState Gathering in Charleston, South Carolina. Stenberg was one of only four U.S. Senate candidates nationwide to be invited to speak there and was given the honor of speaking from the same podium at which Governor Rick Perry had announced his candidacy for President of the United States only minutes earlier.
“Conservatives from across the nation and here in Nebraska are uniting behind our campaign; Stenberg Conservatives, Tea Party Conservatives, and Reagan Conservatives,”
“We’re building a grassroots army of people across the state to stand up and help us balance the federal budget, defend free-market principles, preserve the Constitution, and defeat big government Democrat Ben Nelson,” Stenberg said.
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Mr. Stenberg served as Nebraska Attorney General from 1990-2002 and was elected Nebraska State Treasurer in 2010. GOP U.S. Senate nominee in 2000 against Ben Nelson. Genuine, lifelong conservative. Supports 2nd Amendment, pro-life, balanced budget.