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Candid cellphone shot- at dinner with my lovely wife

Candid cellphone shot- at dinner with my lovely wife

 

Hi, and welcome to my blog. My name is Bradley S. Rees, and I’m running for the Republican nomination for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. That’s a mouthful!

Some people, family and friends alike, have asked me if I’m crazy for doing this. “Nobody knows you. You don’t have millions of dollars. How are you going to pull this off? What were you thinking? Why?” And so on. My responses are usually, in the same order: “I know. I know. I don’t know. I don’t know.” But as for the “Why?”, well, that’s an easy answer.  I’m running because the Republican Party, in general, has turned that big grey elephant back on their stated and historic principles, thus alienating an entire generation of political newcomers, and distancing themselves from their tried-and-true base.

This not only can, but must be changed. A return to core principles is long overdue, not only in the Republican Party, but in our local and national political arenas. Big money and lobbying influence has been running roughshod over our entire political process for far too long.

Whatever happened to the days when a statesman would stand up to the scrutiny of a campaign, without money or connections, and be elected to represent the people in our nation’s capital, enirely on the merits of his ideas? Those days are long gone. Now, he who raises the most cash wins the seat. And people are upset over former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich attempting to sell a Senate seat? Can we not see that this is already common practice?

And what is the result of our current system, where 535 seats in D.C. are bought and paid for every election cycle? Congressional approval ratings hovering around 10%, scandal after scandal, new corruption charges surfacing on almost a  monthly basis. This is not coincidence.

In a time when the common man feels left out of the decision-making process, it is up to the common man, or woman, to stand up and be counted. To run for office, promote real change, and bring the power back to “we, the people” who have always possessed it.

So, I’m asking you to please join me in this endeavor, this quest to infiltrate the den of power-brokers and deal-makers in D.C., and to fix a broken system, restore transparency, nonpartisanship, and representation that is truly of, by, and for the people.

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2 Responses

  1. Good luck in your future run. We need someone like you to run in every district nationwide, replace the corrupt with people who have not forgotten what our forefathers wanted for this nation. Plz keep me posted as I am far from VA.

  2. Thank you, Rodney. It’s true that corruption in our nation’s capital has led us down a dark road. When those who weild the power forget that they are merely entrusted with that power on OUR behalf, they either need to be reminded or replaced. I opt for the latter, since the former has seemingly had no effect.
    Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll check back often.
    Brad

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