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Chuck Donovan Agrees, Vote Libertarian Or Don’t Complain For The Next Two Years

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – November 2, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, agrees with a quote earlier today from Libertarian candidate for Congress, Travis Irvine.  In a PBS interview, Mr. Irvine stated, “Vote Libertarian or don’t complain for the next two years.”

Despite lack of equal coverage from the mainstream media, along with cover-ups and typical scare tactics by established political party “leadership”, information on legitimate Libertarian candidates has been at the voters’ fingertips.  Donovan said, “Voter apathy is not about failing to show up at the polls.  Voter apathy is about the failure of regular Americans to realize how badly the political status quo has wrecked their lives and their wallets, and to look beyond the TV commercials and partisan rallies.  If they don’t vote differently this time, it won’t turn out different this time.”

Donovan said, “Today our schools are failing, our national budget is a disaster, our troops are scattered around the world, and we still don’t have jobs or economic hope.  Between now and the next election, I predict more of the same.  Voters will have to draw a line in the sand and say this far, no further.  It won’t be by swapping Democrats for Republicans, or the other way around.  The only answer is to sweep Democrats and Republicans out of office and replace them with Libertarians.”

Yesterday, the Daily Tea Party named Chuck Donovan, “the only candidate worthy of the Tea Party name.”

There isn’t much time, but you may still learn more about Chuck Donovan’s campaign at http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown Campaign Manager Donovan for Senate (770) 314-0799 Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Daily Tea Party endorses Chuck Donovan, calling him, “the only candidate worthy of the Tea Party name.”

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – November 1, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, received a second acknowledgement from the Tea Party today.  The Daily Tea Party published their endorsement of his candidacy with the statement, “Chuck Donovan is the only candidate worthy of the Tea Party name. He is running against big government Johnny Isakson and Mike Thurmond.  How will you vote; for big government or for Chuck Donovan?”

Donovan said, “I am grateful to the Daily Tea Party for recognizing me publicly.  I have been saying for months that I am the only U.S. Senate candidate who stands for the stated principles of the Tea Party – a constitutionally limited government, an honest free market, and fiscal discipline.  I have also said that we must put principles ahead of party and politics.  The Daily Tea Party is doing just that.”

Donovan published a Press Release earlier today, declaring he was running against two Democrats.  Donovan said, “The voters of Georgia deserve at least one U. S. Senate candidate who is fiscally disciplined and reliable.  I’m proud to be the only one on this ballot.”

On October 11th, Donovan received the Milton Friedman Fiscal Conservative Award from the Georgia State Tea Party.

More details on the Daily Tea Party endorsement may be found at DailyTeaParty.com.

There isn’t much time, but you may still learn more about Chuck Donovan’s campaign at http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown Campaign Manager Donovan for Senate (770) 314-0799 Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Chuck Donovan States, “I am running against two Democrats!”

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – November 1, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, is not surprised to hear, Democrat Roy Barnes, publicly state his support for Republican Johnny Isakson again.  During Sunday night’s Atlanta Press Club Debate on GPB, Barnes said, “I like Johnny Isakson.  I think he’s a fine Senator.”  The Senate race Barnes referred to, includes well-known Democrat, Michael Thurmond, however Barnes had previously made other supportive statements for Isakson.

In the only debate for Georgia’s U.S. Senate candidates, Chuck Donovan confronted his Democratic and Republican opponents, calling them, “two peas in the same pod.”  Today Donovan added, “The two main parties have a long history of continued violation of natural rights, economic laws, and the Constitution.  They have led us to the economic and social mess we now suffer through, and threaten us with far worse.”

Donovan has repeatedly criticized Johnny Isakson’s claim of fiscally responsible representation.  “How does a Senator vote for bailouts, stimulus, subsidies, Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, the bridge to nowhere, and the Ted Kennedy memorial, and still say he has a history of fiscally responsible representation?”, asked Donovan.

Earlier this year, Chuck Donovan received the Georgia State Tea Party’s Milton Friedman Fiscal Conservative Award.  Donovan has also made pledges at DownsizeDC.org, the “No Pork Pledge,” the “Death Tax Repeal Pledge,” the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” and the “Defund It” pledge.

Donovan said, “The voters of Georgia deserve at least one U. S. Senate candidate who is fiscally disciplined and reliable.  I’m proud to be the only one on this ballot.”

You may learn more about Chuck Donovan’s campaign at http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown Campaign Manager Donovan for Senate (770) 314-0799 Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Libertarian Candidate Chuck Donovan Slams Isakson’s Record In Two New TV Commercials

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – November 1, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S Senate, announces the publishing of two new TV and radio ads.  The ads were produced by Athens, GA based Green Room International Productions, LLC (GRIP), a Terrapin Blue company.  They may be sampled at Chuck Donovan’s YouTube Channel.

Donovan is working to demonstrate that the Democrats and Republicans both have a long, unbroken history of deficit spending, debt increases, inflation, violation of the Constitution, massive growth of government, and endless wars.  Donovan stated, “Americans have been frightened into voting only for Democrats and Republicans.  We have to make it different this time.”

In the only debate in which the incumbent Republican dared to face the Libertarian, Donovan stated, “I am standing against two career politicians.  When in comes to solutions, they are two peas in the same pod.”

Voters still have a chance to break the cycle and to stop the destruction of their liberties and their dollars.  More may be learned about the Donovan campaign at http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown
Campaign Manager
Donovan for Senate
(770) 314-0799
Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Chuck Donovan Shows His Full Commitment to Fiscal and Legislative Reform

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – October 28, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S Senate, announces his pledge to support six bills recommended by the non-partisan group DownsizeDC.org.  Tonight he published his pledge to cosponsor and to vote “Yes” for all six of the bills.

Chuck pledged his unconditional support for the following bills:  The Read the Bills Act, The One Subject at a Time Act, The Write the Laws Act, The Free Competition in Currency Act, The Enumerated Powers Act, and The Fiscal Responsibility Act.  Chuck stated, “Unfortunately, all of these bills are necessary to further restrain our out of control Federal government.  However, if there was a Libertarian Congress in place, simply following the Constitution and the moral principle of no theft would nearly accomplish the same thing.”

More information about the bills may be found at DownsizeDC.org.

Downsize DC is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization which states their mission is to establish constitutional limits, smaller government, civil liberties, federalism, and low taxes. They want to end laws and programs that don’t work, and violate the Constitution. They want to restore the full force of the 9th and 10th amendments, which reserve most social functions to the people and the states.  More information on DownsizeDC.org may be found at their website.

Chuck has now signed the “No Pork Pledge”, the “Death Tax Repeal Pledge”, the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”, the “Defund It” pledge, and now adds his pledge to the Downsize DC list of bills.  Chuck challenges other candidates to put their names and reputations on the line the way he has.

While Senator Isakson has signed the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”, and cosponsored the Enumerated Powers Act, he has not signed the “No Pork Pledge”.

You may learn more about Chuck Donovan’s campaign at http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown
Campaign Manager
Donovan for Senate
(770) 314-0799
Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Dude, Where’s My Fiscally Responsible Republican Senator?

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – October 26, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S Senate, has harsh criticism for Johnny Isakson’s campaign advertisements.  In his ad, Senator Isakson states that the Federal government should, “stop borrowing and live within its means”.  However, Isakson’s voting record as the second most liberal spending Senator in Georgia’s history contradicts his campaign advertising.

During a 39-month period, from 2001 to 2004, Johnny Isakson gave 75 consecutive “Yes” votes to increased spending, which in turn caused tremendous deficits, and increased debt.  Isakson was a part of the Republican controlled 2001 to 2006 Congress, during which time government spending grew in excess of 7% per year (on average), more than double the rate of the approximately 3% economic growth, and the U.S. added $2.8 trillion to the national debt.  “This is not what it looks like when government, ‘stop[s] borrowing and live[s] within its means,’” Donovan said.

Senator Isakson has been quick to point out that he recently received an “A” from the National Taxpayers Union – in an election year, omitting his previous years scores of 50%, and 75% respectively.  Isakson’s average score from the NTU is 68.3%.  Compare this to Senator DeMint, who scored an average of 83.1% over the same years, and Congressman Ron Paul’s average of 88.6%.

During the October 24th Atlanta Press Club debate, broadcast on GPB, Donovan said to Senator Isakson, “What your record shows sir, is that as long as there is a Democrat in the White House and a Democratic majority in the Senate and in the House, we can rely upon you to be a fiscal conservative, but when there are Republican majorities, like we are looking at right now, you are a big spender and a big government guy.”

Chuck Donovan sees far more increases in spending than cuts to spending in Isakson’s voting record.   Donovan asks, “What in the Senator’s record would make Georgians think he can be fiscally relied upon this time, or that he will make government, ‘stop borrowing and live within its means’?”

Johnny Isakson has agreed to participate in only a single debate.  Donovan challenged both Isakson and Democrat Michael Thurmond to another debate to discuss our nation’s tremendous financial problems.  The Thurmond campaign has responded positively.  Donovan’s team is still waiting to hear from Isakson’s staff.

http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown Campaign Manager Donovan for Senate (770) 314-0799 Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Chuck Donovan pleased with his first ever debate, looks for another.

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – October 25, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Libertarian candidate for U.S Senate from Georgia, participated last night in the only debate incumbent Republican Senator Johnny Isakson decided to include in his campaign schedule.  The Atlanta Press Club-sponsored debate was televised live from the Georgia Public Broadcasting studios in Atlanta, and included Donovan, Isakson and Democratic nominee Michael Thurmond, Georgia’s outgoing Labor Commissioner.

“Usually, campaign seasons feature five or more debates.  This year there were only two scheduled,” Donovan said.  “As if that weren’t bad enough, we learned only three days beforehand that Isakson had decided to skip last Thursday’s WSB debate.  Just what is he hiding from?”

In closing last night’s debate, Donovan noted that unlike the other two candidates, he is not a career politician. “I happen to be working Monday through Thursday of this week.” he said, “But, I’m off on Friday and Saturday, and I’d really like to have another debate.  I think the voters would like to see it.”  Thurmond was quick to agree, and his staff is in contact with the Donovan campaign. Contact between the Donovan and the Isakson campaign has yet to be established.

Following the event, Mr. Donovan let reporters and others know that he had never before participated in a debate.  “People were surprised that I stood up to two, polished, career politicians.  I am surprised more Americans don’t do the same thing.  Our schools are failing, our infrastructure is in trouble, our troops are scattered around the world, our national budget is a disaster, and we still don’t have jobs.  Voting again for career Democrats and Republicans will only make the problems worse.”

Donovan is challenging the notion of “just voting”.   “Voters must make an intelligent, informed decision about who they will put into office for the next six years”, said Donovan.  “The old way of voting has not served us well.  It’s time to vote smarter.  Watching campaign commercials or only having one debate to judge the candidates is not enough.”

You can learn more about Chuck Donovan’s campaign at his website, http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown
Campaign Manager
Donovan for Senate
(770) 314-0799
Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Chuck Donovan announces new radio campaign

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – October 18, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Libertarian candidate for U.S Senate from Georgia, has released his first radio.  This new radio ad will be in addition to the TV ad he has already aired.   Donovan’s radio advertising begins today on stations in Columbus, Macon, and Savannah.  Additionally, the campaign will be filming another TV ad this week.

Donovan is challenging the notion of “just voting”.   “Voters need to know there is a viable third candidate. The old way of voting has not served us well.  It’s time to vote smarter.  We are in far too much economic trouble to get it wrong again in 2010.“  Donovan added, “For too long, Americans have been told to just get out and vote.  That’s not good enough.  Our schools are declining, our infrastructure is in trouble, our troops are scattered around the world, our national budget is a disaster, and we still don’t have jobs.  Voting again for career Democrats and Republicans will only make the problems worse.”

You can learn more about Chuck Donovan’s campaign at his website, http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

The radio ad may be listened to at this web address: October Radio Ad

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Matt Godown Campaign Manager Donovan for Senate (770) 314-0799 Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Chuck Donovan asks the Tea Party, “Where’s Johnny?”

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – September 26, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Libertarian candidate for United States Senate from Georgia, is asking an important question.

“I have visited over 15 Tea Parties with appointments for about 6 more before election day.  The Tea Party is potentially the most powerful political force in America.  Yet, I have not seen nor heard of Johnny Isakson attending a single Tea Party.  Just why is Johnny ignoring this group of voters?  Where’s Johnny?“

Johnny was not seen at another recent event, too.  California Republican Senatorial candidate, Carly Fiorina, was in Atlanta seeking help to unseat long-time Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer.  With such an iconic race, where was Johnny?

Chuck Donovan said, “Johnny Isakson insists on putting politics ahead of principles.  His committee connection with Senator Boxer was apparently more important to him than supporting a fellow candidate.”  Chuck continued, “It is bipartisan compromise between Republican and Democratic big government spenders like Johnny Isakson that has brought us the economic, social, and political mess we are in.  Americans need leadership that is set on a solid foundation of principles that include fiscal discipline.  Georgia voters deserve much more than a senator who plays political games.  What is Johnny’s guide here?  Is it politics, or is it principles?”

Chuck is challenging Georgia voters to put principles ahead of party and politics.  I particular, he is confronting the Tea Party members, stating: “This race, more than any other in the country, will define the Tea Party.  Tea Party members will show with their votes if they are informed, principled fiscal conservatives or just Republicans energized by the current Democratic majority in Washington.”

You can learn more about Chuck Donovan’s campaign at his website, http://www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown
Campaign Manager
Donovan for Senate
(770) 314-0799
Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com

Chuck Donovan: Statement on Filibuster Opposing Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GA – September 21, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Marine Corps veteran and Libertarian candidate for United States Senate from Georgia, issued a statement today during Senator John McCain’s continued filibuster of the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

“As a Marine, I swore to support and defend Constitutional protections for all Americans.  I am disappointed by fellow veteran, Senator John McCain, who seems more focused on political gamesmanship during his challenging reelection campaign than on the primary question of effectively defending the United States.

However, I am more disappointed by President Obama’s failure to provide strong leadership on this issue. The Commander-in-Chief has always held the power to take politics out of the military yet he has failed to properly assume control, instead relegating to the courts and the Congress the fates of so many serving our country.

“The personal conduct of our troops is monitored by Commanders in the field, not by politicians playing election year games.  Military commanders have a duty to maintain unit readiness, cohesiveness, and morale.  They must properly enforce the longstanding Uniform Code of Military Justice.  Congress has the duty to monitor and ensure just and equal enforcement of the UCMJ.

“Fellow military pilot Barry Goldwater once said, ‘You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.’  The young men and women join our all-volunteer military today knowing they will likely be called to enter combat.  Let us acknowledge their brave service and trust their Commanders to make the best decisions for their units.

“While Senator McCain quibbles about the personal lives of military people, he attempts to hide the fact that America is going broke supporting an overreaching military policy.  Year after year, Senators like McCain, Isakson, and Chambliss have stood by while American troops of all kinds remain unconstitutionally deployed in harms way around the world.

“John McCain refuses to focus on a smarter defense and foreign policy.”

Chuck Donovan is leading the way on personal and civil liberties, and fiscal responsibility.  You can learn more about his campaign at his website, www.DonovanForSenate.com

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Matt Godown
Campaign Manager
Donovan for Senate
(770) 314-0799
Matt.Godown@DonovanForSenate.com