Op-Ed

Holsclaw: Vote for only candidate with platform for growth, success

Bobbie Holsclaw, a Republican candidate for governor, posed for a photo before the annual Louisville Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade on April 23, 2011. Photo by Angela Shoemaker
Bobbie Holsclaw, a Republican candidate for governor, posed for a photo before the annual Louisville Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade on April 23, 2011. Photo by Angela Shoemaker

I was not surprised the Herald-Leader endorsed its arch-nemesis, David Williams, for governor.

Given Williams' record of increased spending and increased taxation, it is no wonder he received the backing of a newspaper that advocates for big government.

It shows they want to pick the weakest nominee for the Republican Party. Even more surprising is their tacit approval of Moffett, who has an extreme agenda of nullification of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Food and Drug Administration and important federal agencies. We need a candidate who understands how to actually fix our government without screaming to enact anarchy.

I'm the only candidate for governor with proven conservative credentials as a government executive. I've returned over $7 million to taxpayers through wise cost controls and innovative technology and run one of the largest local agencies in Kentucky while still providing excellent customer service and avoiding furloughs.

I am the only one with a complete platform for growth and success including establishing a major investment fund, building new parkways across Kentucky, introducing extensive school choice measures and allowing a vote on expanded racetrack gaming. You can find my entire platform at www.holsclawforgovernor.com.

This election is too important for conservative Kentuckians to select an establishment Republican ticket doomed to go down in flames in November.

It isn't too late. Bill Vermillion and I are candidates who you can respect and believe, and can actually win in the fall. Join the over 160,000 voters who supported me last November. Your vote can truly change the direction of Kentucky.

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