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Former Giuliani Adviser Supports Mccain
WISCONSINREPORT.COM (02/14/08) - Former Wisconsin U.S. Senator Bob Kasten has endorsed John McCain for president. Now that Rudy Giuliani is out of the Repubulican presidential nomination seeking business, Kasten has switched his allegiance from the Giuliani campaign camp where he was a policy adviser. Kasten represented Wisconsin in the United States Congress, followed by the U.S. Senate for a total of 18 years. Kasten has been named to the McCain Wisconsin Steering Committee. Milwaukee native Kasten says John McCain uses a set of core conservative principals in making decisions in the U.S. Senate.
"Through his brave his service to this country in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Senate, John McCain has earned the respect and admiration of a grateful nation," said former Senator Kasten.
"He governs from a set of core conservative principles. For more than two decades, he has fought tirelessly to bring transformative change to Washington," Kasten elaborated.
"Now more than ever, John McCain is the leader we need. I am proud to support him in his campaign for president," Kasten explained.
John McCain thanked former Senator Kasten for his support, saying, "I had the privilege of serving with Bob in the U.S. Senate." McCain says Kasten "is a fine man and a dedicated public servant. I am honored to call him a friend, and I am grateful for his support."
Senator Kasten was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served Wisconsin as a U.S. Senator from 1981 to 1993, and prior to that he served as a U.S. Representative from 1975 to 1979. Before getting involved in politics, Kasten served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard from 1966 to 1972.
Since 1993, Senator Kasten has served as the President of Kasten and Company.
McCAIN WISCONSIN STEERING COMMITTEE:
U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign has announced its Wisconsin steering committee. One of the members of the steering committee is Wisconsin Assembly Representative John Nygren.
"John McCain served as a foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution," said Representative John Nygren. "I am confident that, as president, John McCain will restore fiscal restraint and trust to Washington."
"John McCain has proven time and time again that he has the courage to work to solve the tough problems our nation faces, and I am proud to endorse him for president," Nygren said.
John McCain thanked the steering committee, saying, "It is an honor to have the support of many elected Republicans in Wisconsin and around the country. I look forward to working with the Wisconsin steering committee and campaigning in the state on Friday."
WISCONSIN STEERING COMMITTEE
Former Governor Scott McCallum
Former Governor Tommy Thompson
Former U.S. Senator Bob Kasten
Congressman Paul Ryan
Former Congressman Mark Neumann
Former Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly John Gard
State Representative Joan Ballweg
State Representative Garey Bies
State Representative Mark Gottlieb
State Representative Scott Gunderson
State Representative Mark Honadel
State Representative Sue Jeskewitz
State Representative Dean Kaufert
Sta te Representative Samantha Kerkman
State Representative Steve Kestell
State Representative Frank Lasee
State Representative Tom Lothian
State Representative Phil Montgomery
State Representative Jeffrey Mursau
State Representative John Nygren
State Representative Jim Ott
State Representative Carol Owens
State Representative Kevin Petersen
State Representative Jeff Stone
State Representative Pat Strachota
State Representative Gary Tauchen
State Representative Karl Van Roy
State Representative Robin Vos
State Representative Steve Wieckert