Bob Crowder receives regional newspaper's endorsement for US Congress over Allen West

Bob Crowder, running for the new U.S. Congressional seat for District 18 against Allen West in the Aug. 14 primary, received the endorsement of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspaper’s editorial board.
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July 23, 2012 - PRLog -- In their strong endorsement this Sunday of Bob Crowder for the new U.S. Congressional seat for District 18 over Allen West, the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspaper’s editorial board described Bob Crowder as “someone who represents our values: civility, honesty, political courage, bipartisanship. ”

This significant endorsement from the major regional newspaper covering District 18 is a pivotal part of Bob Crowder’s grassroots campaign as he competes against his opponent Allen West’s $10 million dollar political campaign, funded primarily by out-of-state special interests.

“These endorsements are something you cannot buy.  You must earn them,” Crowder said. “The editorial board reviewed our candidacies, not our bank accounts.  They acknowledged my strong work ethic and a proven track record in fighting criminals and serving residents of Martin and St. Lucie counties for decades.”

With nearly 50 years of public service on the Treasure Coast, most notably 20 years as Sheriff of Martin County, Crowder remains a popular and well-respected leader in the region.

“If elected, Crowder will passionately champion the interests of residents in the congressional district he knows better than any other candidate and loves, and work within in his party – and across the aisle – to solve the myriad problems confronting our nation,” said the Scripps editorial board in their endorsement of Bob Crowder for Congress. Read Endorsement Here:

In their endorsement of Bob Crowder, the Scripps editorial board validated the public’s concern that Allen West is too divisive to effectively serve in Washington and would not be a good representative of the citizens of District 18.  Scripps referred to West as “polarizing and divisive.”

In a related editorial on the front page of the Sunday edition of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspaper’s Stuart News and St. Lucie Tribune, the role of money and “party kingmakers” altering the democratic process and changing the landscape of the electoral system was noted, specifically outing West for “receiving  massive donations from outside the Treasure Coast.”  

Crowder’s campaign has been focused on offering voters a local candidate, who will bring back civility to Washington.  However, as noted in the related editorial “the staggering sums of money spent on carefully scripted campaigns funded by special interests put candidates who would truly represent all of us at a huge disadvantage.” Read the Related Editorial Here:

“It comes down to a choice between two distinct candidates.  I would be a representative in Congress who knows the people of District 18, who has spent a lifetime living here. I understand the local issues and the local community. I have spent decades as an effective public servant.  In my opinion, my opponent is a man who is just passing through this District, on his way from someplace else, to someplace else,” Crowder said.

During the primary election on August 14, Republican voters in the new congressional District 18 covering Martin, St. Lucie and northern Palm Beach Counties will decide who they want to represent them in the general election in November against the winner of the Democratic primary. For more information go to, "like" Crowder on Facebook at or call 772-618-1787.

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