On Tuesday, June 26, Republican primary voters will have the opportunity to select a candidate for U.S. senator. The clear choice based on qualifications and the ability to articulate sound conservative positions on the issues is Wendy Long.
Wendy Long is an accomplished attorney and constitutional scholar. She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ralph Winter following service as a staff member for two United States senators.
We live in a time when the explosive growth of the federal government and our national debt threaten our ability to pass on to our children and grandchildren a brighter future. Wendy Longs commitment to limited government, a vigorous defense of Second Amendment rights, and shrinking the national debt by cutting spending are exactly what is desperately needed in the U.S. Senate. Moreover, her endorsement by the Conservative Party creates the united front needed to be electable in November.
I urge enrolled Republicans to cast a vote for principle and our childrens future by supporting Wendy Long on June 26.
Raymond A. Meier
The writer is a former state senator who represented Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oneida counties and a former Oneida County Executive.