WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eagle Forum President and
Republican National Coalition for Life National Chairman Phyllis Schlafly
today endorsed the candidacy of Ken Blackwell for chairman of the Republican
"Ken Blackwell is a solid social and fiscal conservative who is dedicated
to the principles that brought the Republican Party to power in 1980 and can
do so again. He has 13 successful campaigns under his belt. He has run for
office himself and knows how to win."
"Ken Blackwell was first elected to the Cincinnati City Council and then
as Mayor. He was the first African-American to win statewide office when he
was elected Ohio State Treasurer. Subsequently, he was twice elected Ohio
Secretary of State, later winning the Republican nomination for Governor of
Ohio. He has managed and run large state agencies with many employees in a
fiscally responsible manner. Ken Blackwell would bring to the office of RNC
chairman a level of campaign experience unmatched by any other candidate."
"Ken Blackwell understands the many challenges facing our country both at
home and around the world, having served as an undersecretary at the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development and as U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations Human Rights Commission."
"His replies to National Committeeman Morton Blackwell's questionnaire
were comprehensive and impressive," said Schlafly.
"Ken Blackwell served as vice chairman of the 2008 Platform Committee. He
assures us that he fully supports the 2008 Republican National Platform and
will work to see its principles implemented in public policy, adding that he
is 'very proud of the document we adopted.' We are proud of the Platform and
Ken Blackwell's commitment to it, and proud to support his candidacy for RNC
Phyllis Schlafly has worked on Republican campaigns since 1946 and was a
Delegate to eleven Republican National Conventions.
Eagle Forum is a non-partisan national organization of citizen-volunteers
who advocate conservative government policies in Congress and state
legislatures, elect candidates at every level, and articulate the pro-family
message through the media. For more information, or to arrange an interview
with Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly or Executive Director Colleen
Holmes, please contact Suzanne Bibby at (202) 544-0353 or by email at
SOURCE Eagle Forum