Reiterates commitment to run anti-worker incumbents out of office
PORTAGE, INDIANA – This morning, Lunch Pail Republicans PAC chairman David A. Fagan sent a letter thanking the nine Senate Republicans who voted against “right to work” legislation and restating the PAC’s promise to target incumbents who voted to pass the bill by running candidates against them in the upcoming primary.
The Lunch Pail Republicans have already introduced two candidates for the House of Representatives, and promise several more this week. Fagan stated that as the effects of this legislation become apparent and the supporters’ rhetoric is debunked, “constituents must have another choice when they go to the ballot boxes this spring and in the future.”
The nine Senate Republicans who voted against the legislation, and supported Republican policies, small businesses, and Hoosier families were: Vaneta Becker, Richard Bray, Ed Charbonneau, Johnny Nugent, Sue Landske, Brent Steele, Jim Tomes, Brent Waltz, and John Waterman. The Senate version of the legislation must now be passed by the house before it can go to Governor Mitch Daniels for approval.
David Fagan is Chairman of the Lunch Pail Republicans, Financial Secretary of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, and president of the 14,000-member IUOE Indiana State Branch. A lifelong Republican, Fagan was appointed by Governor Daniels to the Indiana Port Commission in 2007. He was also appointed to the Law Enforcement Training Board by five Governors from both parties. He was twice elected to the Portage City Council and spent many years as a Republican Precinct Committeeman.