Sunday, July 4, 2010

Ten Buck Fridays: Vote Now!

There are only 17 Fridays left until the elections on November 2. Please make generous donations DIRECTLY to Ten Buck Fridays candidates on a weekly basis (details on TBF here).

Before you choose your favorite candidate in this week's poll, please give generously to last week's winner, Anna Little (the campaign will be letting us know how much money they receive from us).

This poll is closed. Click here for the latest.
This poll is closed. Click here for the latest.

Meet the Candidates:

Patrick Murray (VA-8)

Patrick Murray is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 24-years of active service. Patrick spent over a decade in numerous postings abroad, including tours in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Serbia and Russia. Serving around the World afforded him an up-close perspective of what it is like to live in places that do not enjoy the blessings of liberty. He does not take our freedoms for granted and knows first-hand that “freedom isn’t free.”

He was raised in Oklahoma by a single mother who taught him the importance of hard work, honesty and self reliance. He went to work at the age of 14 to help her pay the bills at home...

Patrick Murray faces incumbent Democrat Jim Moran in the fall.

Patrick Murray on the issues

Charles Lollar (MD-5)

Charles Lollar is a concerned citizen, taxpayer, hard working business executive, Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and most importantly a father of four and a devoted husband.

Charles was born in Toppenish, Washington, a sleepy western town boasting a diverse mix of cultures. His father, a tax consultant, instilled in him an old fashioned work ethic while his mother, a librarian, taught him how to be compassionate and caring for his fellow man...

If Charles Lollar wins the GOP primary on September 14, he will take on Steny Hoyer in November.

Charles Lollar on the issues

Teresa Collett (MN-4)

One of the challenges of representing Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District is writing legislation that makes sense, works with existing laws and is constitutional. I am the only Republican candidate who has written laws and defended them in state and federal courts.

As a lawyer, I have helped legislators create and pass laws to protect the elderly, the institution of marriage, parents’ rights and children, including the unborn...

In Minnesota, the GOP primary is on August 10.

Collett on the issues

Daniel Gilyeat (KS-3)

Kansans are a stubborn lot. We are tough, we have to be. We live in Tornado Alley. A sunny afternoon can turn into a raging storm in a matter of minutes. Daniel Gilyeat's life has been like that. One moment can be calm and quiet and the next minute you're flat on your back fighting for your life.

He was born on March 6th, 1972 in Shawnee Mission. Kansas, he grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He grew up poor, in a house where he says he could "hear the wind blowing and see debris coming through the walls." They rarely had running water or electricity. He came from a family of divorce. After the age of eight he was raised with his two brothers, one older and one younger, by his single mom, Bonnie Gilyeat...

If he wins the GOP primary on August 3, Gilyeat will face the retiring incumbent Democrat's wife, Stephene Moore in the fall.

Dan Gilyeat's 12 Guiding Principles

Marco Rubio (FL-Sen)

Highly regarded for his principled, energetic and idea-driven leadership, Marco Rubio is a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010.

In 1971, Marco was born in Miami to Cuban-born parents who came to America following Fidel Castro’s takeover. When he was eight years old, Rubio and his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where his father worked as a bartender at the Sams Town Hotel and his mother as a housekeeper at the Imperial Palace Hotel...

A host of candidates are fighting for this open U.S. Senate seat. Rubio is expected to face RINO turncoat Charlie Crist and a Democrat in the fall.

Marco Rubio on the issues

Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)

A native of Auburn, New York, Ann Marie is a nurse and accomplished attorney working in healthcare, mother of six and grandmother of eleven.

After graduating as an R.N. from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Ann Marie worked at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. While juggling a growing family, Ann Marie was a substitute school nurse for many years before obtaining her law degree from Syracuse University School of Law...

Ann Marie Buerkle is the only candidate in her district running on both the Conservative Party and Repbulican Party lines. A victory in the September 14 GOP primary would allow her to face Dan Maffei in November.

Ann Marie Buerkle on the issues

Liz Carter (GA-4)

Liz Carter is the best of what America has to offer: a small business owner, wife and Mom. No silver spoon in her mouth when she was born, she’s worked like the rest of us starting at the bottom, overcoming adversity, and making the best of an American life for her family. She’s a student of history and politics and an advocate. Her father, a World War II veteran, taught her what we all know, America is the greatest country in the world and she’s concerned that Washington’s lost its way...

Liz Carter is fighting to "Yank Hank" in November. If Liz wins the GOP primary on July 20, she will face Hank "Gaum's Gonna Tip Over" Johnson in the fall.

Liz Carter on the issues

Rick Barber (AL-2)

Rick Barber is a small business owner and a conservative Republican running for Congress in Alabama's 2nd Congressional District.

Rick is a product of the South. He spent his childhood in Arlington, Texas in a modest home with a Christian upbringing...

If Barber beats GOP establishment darling Martha Roby in the runoff primary on July 13, Rick Barber will face Blue Dog Bobby Bright in November.

Rick Barber on the issues

Daria Novak (CT-2)

Ms. Novak is Founder and former President of ERUdyne, LLC an international cross-cultural, business management training and consulting firm, located in the United States in Connecticut. She specializes in helping organizations to leverage culture and turn it into a competitive advantage.

Ms. Novak travels extensively across the United States and throughout the world teaching, consulting, and lecturing on global business management and cross-cultural awareness to organizations across the public, private, and university sectors...

If Daria Novak wins the GOP primary on August 10, she will face incumbent Democrat Joe Courtney in the fall.

Daria Novak on the issues

Eric Wargotz (MD-Sen)

U.S. Senatorial Candidate and (Elected) Commission President, Eric Wargotz is an experienced leader and activist; a physician-businessman, conservative, and conservationist. He knows what it takes to work as a team and to build consensus on difficult matters. He has the experience, knowledge and will to make the tough decisions.

Eric is a former Governor's Appointee to the Board of Physician Quality Assurance. While his formal training as a physician and expertise in health care issues and policy prepare him for public service in these areas, his interests are broad including those affecting the development of strong, healthy communities...

If he wins the GOP primary on September 14, Wargotz will face Barbara Mikulski in the fall.

Eric Wargotz on Today's Issues

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Previous Ten Buck Fridays Winners


Anonymous said...

Dear Right Klik,
The link you have posted for Dr. Wargotz appears to be incorrect. I went to his website and the correct link is:
or his website
Hope you can correct this soon.

Thanks, Gladys

RightKlik said...


Thanks for the correction!

RightKlik said...

from Free Republic:

"And if you can, put Sharron Angle on your regular TEN BUCK FRIDAYS rotation between now and Nov."

Anonymous said...

I cannot figure out the nominating process! I'm usually not so dense lol. Do voters nominate or candidates? and where? Love the concept & will support it on twitter.

Just a conservative girl said...

We need to get the word out, Reid is closing the gap with Sharon Angel.

Also, Rubio is also falling in the polls.

Spread the word far and wide!!

The Conservative Lady said...

My post is up on TCL and:
Smart Girl Politics
Team Sarah
FreedomWorks - Here's the link:

While I was at Team Sarah, I noticed a new blogger posting on TBF. I left a message for her to contact you to get added to the list of supporters. Here's the link:

Randy-g said...

New poll is up at Randy's, leaning for another conservative from Minnesota!

Longhaired Conservative said...

New poll is up and you've been linked!


Fenway_Nation said...

I would like to humbly nominate Col. Chris Gibson (retired) for a future 10 buck Friday.

Gibson is a 24 year Army veteran running for the GOP in New York's 20th District against incumbent Dem (and 'Yes' vote on Cap & Trade and 0bamacare) Scott Murphy.

Reaganite Republican said...

Linked at RR-

And BTW... nice job on that troll at my site, ha

Libertarian Advocate said...

Peter Schiff in CT opposing RINO Linda McMahon in Republican Primary on August 10th DEFINITELY DESERVES.

McMahon has a disturbing history of contributions to Democrats and Democrat PACs: $10K to Pelosi's Slush Fund a/k/a DCCC; $3K to Rahm Emanuel's campaigns; $5K to Forward Together PAC (DEM)

Matthew Newman said...

I second the nomination of Chris Gibson.

Big supporter of Lollar here. I hope Wargotz does not win. Red Maryland has a good write up as to why.

Betsi Rauss said...

I came across the name of Dr. Marvin Scott, running for Indiana's 7th District through

Here is Dr. Scott's website:

Betsi Rauss said...

I wrote a post about TBF.

conservative generation said...

@ Klik,

Ten Buck Fridays got mentioned on Ann Marie Buerkle's Facebook! Nice job promoting. I voted Buerkle, she's underfunded in an entirely winnable race against Dan Maffei. She's a great candidate.

Gladys said...

Dr. Wargotz is an excellent choice. having lowered taxes twice (constant yield this year), shrunk county government , and increased transparency. he is a proven Conservative in a nasty primary. He enjoys grassroots and central Republican (and other) support. A very impressive fellow who not just preaches conservative values but has actually "lived" them in office and delivered. I hope his supporters continue to come out and vote this poll for him. He is deserving of a win.

RightKlik said...

RG: Thank you!

LhC: Thanks!

FN: Thanks for the nomination!

RR: One day I'll learn to stop feeding the trolls!

LA: Thanks for the nomination!

MN: Thanks for the information.

BR: Thank you!

CG: Wow... TBF is showing up in a lot of new places this week. I hear rumors of some BIG names that might be joining soon. Stay tuned.

Longhaired Conservative said...

Linked you in my new post. "ObamaCare – Son of Social Security"
Cheers Bro!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this works here, but I nominate Anna Little for next week's poll if previous winners can be in future polls.

Great stuff RK. It's the little things like this that will spell doom for the Left in November.

"Little Government is Good Government!"

Concerned Citizen said...

Dr. Wargotz is NOT the President of the Queen Anne's County Board of Commissioners. That would be Gene Ransom (link below).

Wargotz also made an illegal appointment to the Queen Anne's County planning commission, for political reasons.

"In a non-binding advisory opinion dated Jan. 20, the Ethics Commission said that Barry Waterman holding a seat on the Planning Commission would be a violation of ethics rules due to his employment in the real estate and development field. Waterman was appointed by a 3-1 vote at the commissioners meeting on Jan. 26 and remains in his seat on the Planning Commission"

Matthew Newman said...

Concerned Citizen - do you have any links to your claim about the illegal appointment? I'd like to learn more about this if you have more information.

Concerned Citizen said...

Absolutely, Mr. Newman!

From the County Ethics Commission. Enjoy!

Concerned Citizen said...


This is straight from the Queen Anne's County Ethics commission, who found the whole matter to be a tangled web of conflicting interests.

Daria Novak said...

I appreciate every vote. A more defining part of my biography that I don't see upfront on the site is that I am a lifelong conservative and Republican, a former Reagan appointee at the US Department of State, specializing in crisis management, US-China military and trade relations, and anti-terrorism. I also taught national security policy and political science/international affairs at the university level, have founded and run a small business, served as a vol. firefighter/EMT and am the Founder of the Constitution Brigade in CT. We have handed out thousands of copies of the US Constitution over the last 18 months and we also teach about the Founding Fathers. I have one of the largest grass roots Congressional campaign organizations in America, several headquarters open and am making a strong showing so far, including winning the endorsement from the Republican Party at our state convention in May despite opposition from RINOs. Although we have HQs, banners, and bumper stickers, I still need money for the rest of the campaign to win the race. I am frugal with the few funds I have and don't spend on any unecessary items. Every single person is a volunteer on my campaign and filled with a passion for winning back the Congress, returning our great nation to a state of prosperity with the people and the private sector in charge, AND we also have a long-term goal of ensuring that we create a tradition of participatory politics so that we don't have to do this again in another 20 years! Please join and help me take back at least 1 seat in New England.