Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Austria Wins Endorsement!

Major Business Organizations Endorse Steve Austria for Congress

The National Federation of Independent Business and the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) both recently endorsed Senator Steve Austria (R-Beavercreek) for election to the United States House of Representatives.

BIPAC President and CEO Gregory S. Casey said, “Steve Austria is no stranger to sound business practices, and whether it’s his previous experiences as a financial advisor, a small businessman or his time in the legislature, he has a history of working to promote pro-prosperity issues. We expect this trend to continue and strongly endorse his candidacy.”

The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading advocate of small and independent businesses with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, supported by hundreds of businesses and trade organizations.

On Tuesday, Senator Austria took part in the first candidate forum of the campaign, where he clearly demonstrated his knowledge of the issues that are affecting both businesses and American families, such as high energy costs and rising taxes. To learn more about Sen. Austria's plan to lower gas prices and to give Americans tax relief, please visit

How Red is the 7th District?
Can you guess when the last year the 7th district was not represented by a Republican?
B. 1959
C. 1939

The answer is at the bottom but it might help to know these facts:

  • In 2004, President George W. Bush won the 7th district with 57% of the vote.
  • In 2006, Congressman Dave Hobson, who has strongly endorsed Senator Austria’s election, won his final term in office with 61% of the vote.
  • In the 7th District, all eight counties are represented by Republican Legislators in the Ohio House and Senate, all of whom have endorsed Senator Austria for Congress.
  • Senator Steve Austria’s current Senate District comprises nearly half of the population of the 7th Congressional District including all of Greene and Clark Counties where he was reelected in 2004 with 69% and 59% of the vote respectively.

The 7th District has been continuously represented by a Republican in Congress since 1939!

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