Friday, July 16, 2010

Ten Buck Fridays: Congratulations Van Irion!

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:

Early voting in the GOP primary starts in Tennessee today, and the election is on August 5. Van Irion needs your help for expensive advertising, so please rally behind our weekly TBF winner and give generously on this Ten Buck Friday:

Van Irion's donation page

*Don't forget to label your donation "Ten Buck Fridays!"


ObamaCare Class Action

Van Irion: Why I am a Republican

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Reaganite Republican said...

All right... another successful week is upon us, and this is linked at Reaganite Republican today:

Have a great weekend!

Lilac Sunday said...

The post is up. I'd like to nominate David Harmer for next week's TBF. He has already won the GOP nomination and is running in California's 11th Congressional District against Jerry McNerney (D) in the fall. Why support a Republican in California? He's a good man, a good conservative, and has good name recognition in NorCal because of his family and prior runs for office. I've given him money during his prior candidacies. In addition, the 11th sent a Republican to Congress (Richard Pombo) from 1993 to 2006, Pombo lost to McNerney in 2006. I think we can take the seat back, and Harmer is the guy to do it.

The Conservative Lady said...

Wow! Over 2,000 voters! Unbelievable.

All posts are up, as usual.

Guess who I'm nominating this week. That one was easy...Marco Rubio, again.

Thanks for the hard work. I used a lot of your post to information in mine.

Longhaired Conservative said...

Hey RK. Got the TBF post up. (finally) As usual, today is shaping up to be another busy one, so the post is short and sweet. I did link you back though and while I was at it I noticed that I hadn't added you to my blogroll yet. Shame on me! That omission has now been fixed. Have a great day!

The Conservative Lady said...

Check out your donation page link. When I click on it, an error page comes up.

Matthew Newman said...

Great week. I'd like to renominate Chris Gibson. After such a strong showing this week, he deserves a shot at the title.

Matthew Newman said...

Also - it's posted up at Old Line Elephant:

And at RightOSphere:

Z said...

Sounds like a great guy, thanks.

Another UPDATE is that Rick Barber lost in Alabama. :-(
That's a guy who CALLED ME ON THE PHONE to thank me for being a Californian who believed in him enough to send him money. From that phone call, I told friends who sent a LOT MORE :-)

RightKlik said...

RR: Thank you!

LS: Thanks for the nomination!

TCL: 10,000 votes per week seems like a reasonable goal now. If we can get up to that level, we'll be able to raise $10,000 per week if only 10% of the voters give an average of $10.

Thanks for pointing out the problem with the link. Now corrected.

LhC: I need to work on my blogrolls too! Thanks for the post.

MN: Thank you!

RightKlik said...

Z: Barber is a great patriot. If Roby doesn't keep her promises, I hope Barber is prepared to primary her next time.

Fenway_Nation said...

Can I re-nominate Chris Gibson? :P

He had a pretty good showing in what was otherwise a runaway for Van Irion.

With that in mind, I'd also like to nominate Nick Popaditch running in California's 51st District.

Although one thing Lilac Sunday didn't point out is that Jerry McNereny's district is the most competitive one in California according to the Cook Political report.

Russ said...

Anna Little!


No Sheeples Here! said...

I forgot to add West's campaign website URL.

Here it is: