TBF supporters have been busy. We've now grown to include more than 60 participating blogs, and well over 2,000 patriots voted in our online poll for their favorite rising conservative star this week.
Today's rising conservative star is Van Irion. With record levels of TBF participation, Van Irion won handily with 42% of the vote.
Here's a little background information on Mr. Irion:
Van Irion has been married for 14 years, and he and his wife have two young daughters. A patent and Constitutional attorney with his own law firm, he's admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has handled several Constitutional cases pro bono, including Obamacare Class Action.
Van is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Operation Desert Shield as an Air Traffic Controller. Van has a biochemistry degree from the University of California and founded a biotech company to research treatments for stroke and acute injury. He served many years as a volunteer fire fighter and EMT.
Van is currently seeking to serve the public again as the U.S. Congressman for Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District.
Here's Van Irion on Fox News, talking about Constitutional problems with Obamacare, among other issues:
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- Adrienne's Corner: Remember: All donations of whatever amount you can comfortably manage is made directly on the winner's website.
- Ruby Slippers: Anyone willing to clean the manure out of the Capitol and bring a lawsuit against ObamaCare has my support.
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- just a conservative girl: He has a record of public service and understands how to make a payroll and create jobs.
- Fuzzy Logic: Every election IS national!
- Reaganite Republican: The 4-month all-out political war leading up to midterm elections
- Before it's News: Ten buck Fridays... there are now over 60 New Media conservatives allied in the effort!
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- Obi's Sister: $10. Every Friday. November is coming.
- Maggie's Notebook: Bloggers Send Their Bucks to Van Irion
- Mind-Numbed Robot: Van Irion wins TBF poll! Woo Hoo! My nominee won!
- Hack Wilson: Strange name, outstanding candidate.
- The Conservative Lady: It's time to take a stand and what better way than to support good, common sense, constitutional conservative candidates like Van Irion.
- Old Line Elephant: Congratulations to Irion
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- Nice Deb: Congratulations Van Irion!
- Left Coast Rebel: Meet Rising Tennessee's Conservative Rising Star Van Irion
- Smart Girl Politics: Van Irion has won this week's Ten Buck Fridays poll
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- ResistNet: This Week's Winner is Van Irion
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- Team Sarah: Van Irion has won this week's Ten Buck Fridays poll
- The Lonely Conservative: Irion won with 42% of the votes, not bad!
- Stop the ACLU: Ten Buck Fridays Week 4 Winner, Van Irion
- Proof Positive: Congratulations, Van! And good luck!
- At The Point of a Gun: This week's winner is Van Irion.
- AmericanNation: Congratulations Van Irion!
- No Sheeples Here: I’m supporting Van Irion this week and I hope you will join me by doing the same.
- WyBlog: Don't forget to support today's Ten Buck Fridays winner, Van Irion
- Randy's Roundtable: Congrats to Van Irion...
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- The Other McCain: Go, Van!
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