Annapolis – State Senator Andy Harris announced today he has been endorsed by Dr. James Dobson. (Attached is the letter of endorsement). Dr. Dobson rarely makes political endorsements.
In the endorsement letter, Dr. Dobson praised Andy Harris for his positions on issues important to families. “In stark contrast to Rep. Gilchrest, Dr. Andy Harris would be a splendid pro-family, pro-life voice in the House-just as he has been in the Maryland Senate,” Dr. Dobson wrote in the letter. “His willingness to take on a sitting U.S. Congressman is itself a testament to his tremendous courage and resolve.”
“I am humbled by the support of one of our nation’s foremost pro-family advocates,” said Andy Harris. “I am proud of my pro-life and pro-family record in Annapolis.”
Dr. Dobson pointed out many of Gilchrest’s liberal anti-family positions from receiving a 100% rating from the pro-abortion group NARAL to opposing a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
Dr. Dobson expressed the importance of this election. “It is imperative that Dr. Harris win this election,” Dr. Dobson wrote. “His defeat of Wayne Gilchrest on February 12th would send a strong signal that the days of anti-family, liberal Republicans are finally over.”
“Republican voters can be assured that I will always support our traditional family values if I am elected to Congress,” said Harris.
I seldom make political endorsements, but it is with a sense of great urgency that I announce my support for Dr. Andy Harris in the February 12th primary election for the U.S. House in Maryland’s 1st District. It is imperative that Dr. Harris win this contest!
His opponent, Representative Wayne Gilchrest (who currently holds the seat in the House), is opposed to nearly everything that you and I hold dear, beginning with the sanctity of life. Rep. Gilchrest has the dubious distinction of receiving a 100% voting rating from the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), the nation’s leading pro-abortion advocacy group. He has even voted to make people like you and me provide funding for abortions through our tax dollars!
There are other major concerns, as well. Rep. Gilchrest opposes the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would protect traditional marriage from attacks by gay activists. He has also voted to allow homosexuals to adopt children.
In stark contrast to Rep. Gilchrest, Dr. Andy Harris would be a splendid pro-family, pro-life voice in the House-just as he has been in the Maryland Senate. His willingness to take on a sitting U.S. Congressman is itself a testament to his tremendous courage and resolve. His defeat of Wayne Gilchrest on February 12th would send a strong signal that the days of anti-family, liberal Republicans are finally over.
Please know that I am sending this letter as a private individual, and not as a representative of the organizations I lead. That being said, I want to urge you, once again, to cast your vote in the upcoming primary election for Dr. Andy Harris for the United States House of Representatives.
Dr. James C. Dobson