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Alta friends: Ron Micheli in Jxn June 11- 12th - if anyone wants to host something in Alta for him - please email his daughter Haley. I will be out of town and unable to plan ~ KJ

From: Haley Davis [mailto:haley@micheliforgovernor.com]
Sent: Mon 6/7/2010 8:04 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: Micheli Update--- Answers to CST

Micheli Supporters,

I want to thank each of you for your support for my dad. It is going to be the volunteers in the state that will win the election for my dad. We are 10 weeks from election day so it is time to spread the word about RON MICHELI FOR GOVERNOR! I want to share with you my dad's schedule for the next week, share ideas of how you can help on the campaign, and share my dad's response to the Casper Star Tribune article. If you have any questions please feel free to email me or call me at 307-747-4721.

My dad's schedule for the week (if you want more info on any of these events please let me know):
Wy. Assoc. Cons. Dist Board of Directors
Tue, June 8, 9am 10am
Where:Pinedale Lakeside Lodge

Platte Co Fundraiser
Tue, June 8, 5pm 7pm

CBM FAIR - Gillette
Wed, June 9, 4pm 6pm

Gillette Event
Wed, June 9, 6pm 8pm
Where:John Hines

Gillette Events and/or Fundraiser
Thu, June 10, 6pm 9pm
Where:Dr. Becker

Wy Medical Society Reception & Dinner
Fri, June 11, 6pm 9pm
Where:Jackson Lake Lodge

Wy Med. Soc. PAC Forum
Sat, June 12, 7am 9am
Where:Jackson Lake Lodge

Natrona Co. Big Tent Fundraiser
Sat, June 12, 2pm 3pm

How you can help on the campaign:

* Go door to door in your community. Please let me know if you are interested. We have walking routes where you will only knock on REPUBLICANS doors. We have handouts you can use also to give to people.

* Write letters to the editor! Be sure to include your name, email, address, and phone number. You can send them to editor@trib.com, and Kerry.drake@trib.com. Also, send them to wyopress@wyopress.org and ask them to send your letter to their member papers. They will do this free of charge and your letter will go out state wide.

* Let me know of any events in your county that we should have my dad, a family member, or staff person at to help get my dad's name out!

* Put up a yard sign in your yard. You can let me know if you are interested in having a sign.

Response to the Casper Star Tribune Article:

Micheli Answers the CST

Today, the Casper Star Tribune published an editorial on Ron Micheli. Undoubtedly, they intended the editorial to be a negative in the minds of Wyoming voters when it came to describing Ron as the most conservative person in the race. However, Wyoming voters know that the conservative principles of lower taxes, restrained spending, removal of outdated and unwarranted regulations and standing up for Wyoming against federal intrusions is exactly the type of governor Wyoming needs. Let's take a look at some of the things the CST wrote about Ron and explore the ultimate meaning.

"[He] left us with the impression that he wants to turn the clock back a few decades and lead a much smaller state government that primarily gets out of the way of business."

Ron Micheli is guilty as charged in that he wants to lead a much smaller state government and unleash the private sector in Wyoming. The reason is simple - it is the private sector that creates opportunity and good jobs for our young people - not government. Ron's vision for Wyoming is a prosperous Wyoming with sustained economic growth, good jobs for our young people, excellence in education, and an environment that encourages businesses to come to Wyoming and invest. This vision can only come to fruition with a smaller state government that keeps taxes low, spending down, and removes of unwarranted and outdated regulations.

It is interesting that the CST claims a vision like this would be "turning the clock back a few decades." Apparently their vision of Wyoming is one with a larger, more active government, more regulation, and more spending - which inevitably leads to more taxes. All we have to do is look to the federal government and to the state governments of California and New York to see how well that works. It just doesn't.

"The candidate is at his most passionate when he's railing against Barack Obama's administration."

Ron believes that the recently passed Obamacare may be the most egregious example of federal intrusion Wyoming has ever experienced. Add into that the EPA takeover of the passage cap and trade through the regulatory process instead of the legislative process, and the continued abuses of the Endangered Species Act by the federal government in an effort to control states like Wyoming. If a candidate for governor of Wyoming is not passionate about these issues they should not be elected. We all know that the economy of Wyoming is directly tied to the policies of Washington. Our next governor must have the courage to stand up and defend Wyoming's rights. If that is a negative in the mind of the CST, then so be it.

"In Ron Micheli's Wyoming, not much is right."

This is simply not true! Ron is running for governor because there is so much that is right about Wyoming and he wants to preserve it. Wyoming needs to elect a conservative governor because only a truly conservative governor will keep taxes low, spending down, and push back against federal intrusions into the lives of Wyomingites.

The CST almost got it right when they said that Ron would take Wyoming in a different direction than Governor Freudenthal. During Governor Freudenthal's tenure the state budget tripled and Governor Freudenthal refused to join the multi-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. In addition, when other states and organizations where protesting and fighting the EPA takeover of the passage of cap and trade, Governor Freudenthal inexplicably remained silent. Ron Micheli intends to stand up for Wyoming when the federal government tries to take that which is not theirs. He not only intends to join the fight, but lead the fight. The CST is correct, that would be a change from the actions of Governor Freudenthal.

Ron Micheli has a vision for Wyoming - a prosperous Wyoming with sustained economic growth, jobs for our young people, excellence in education, and creating an environment where companies want to come to Wyoming to invest and do business. Ron will help Wyoming achieve this vision by keeping taxes low, spending down, removing unwarranted and outdated regulations, and pushing back against the hostile policies of the federal government. Ron Micheli is a true conservative and Wyoming needs to elect a true conservative governor.

The Casper Star Tribune disagrees. We'll just see who the voters agree with on August 17.