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Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner Draws Over 320 Attendees

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Contact: Scott Steele (636/947-4911)

Over 320 St. Louis County Republicans enthusiastically welcomed candidates running for statewide and local political offices at a fundraising event Saturday evening held at the Doubletree Hotel at Westport. The St. Louis County GOP Lincoln – Reagan Day Dinner is an annual event hosted by the Republican Central Committee of St. Louis County. This year’s dinner featured John Hancock (former executive director of the Missouri Republican Party) as the program’s Master of Ceremonies and included speeches from Congressman Kenny Hulshof and State Treasurer Sarah Steelman (Republican candidates for Governor), Lt. Governor Peter Kinder and Congressman Todd Akin, who are both seeking re-election and State Senator Brad Lager, who is running for State Treasurer.

The event, which Congressman Akin stated was “the best Lincoln – Reagan Day Dinner” he had seen in St. Louis County “in twenty years” included a special surprise as State Senator Michael Gibbons addressed the crowd by telephone from his home where he is recuperating from prostate cancer surgery. Senator Gibbons told the audience that his recuperation is going very well and that he would be resuming his official duties as President Pro-Tem of the Missouri Senate and back on the campaign trail in just a few weeks.

The event, which featured a silent auction, program book ad sales, a general reception, two private receptions and the dinner exceeded the organizer’s fundraising goals. John Winston, chairman of the St .Louis County GOP called the evening “a huge success.”

“I was personally moved by Senator Mike Gibbons’ telephone call during the dinner and all of our candidate’s speeches”, Winston stated.

“We have a very talented group of candidates running to represent the Republican Party this November. Our statewide ticket is going to be very strong and we have excellent, hard-working incumbents seeking re-election, as well as, some of the most deserving candidates I’ve seen in my many years of being involved in the Republican Party running for open seats up and down the ticket,” Winston continued.

“Based on what I saw from the enthusiastic crowd Saturday night, I am convinced that the Republican Party in St. Louis County is prepared for victory this November,” Winston concluded.

Mark Parkinson rally with Congressman Akin

Friday, January 18th, 2008

On Friday, January 18, Mark Parkinson will be having a rally for supporters and local residents free of charge. In attendance will be United States Congressman Todd Akin.

“Congressman Akin is a great man and a true Conservative. He represents Conservative values of St. Charles County in Washington D.C, the same way that I will in Jefferson City.” stated Parkinson.

The event will take place at the Columns Banquet Center, located at 711 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Saint Charles, from 7 - 9 p.m. Voluntary donations will be accepted at the door.

Parkinson, a lifelong resident of Saint Charles, is the Republican Candidate in the February 5 special election. Mark will face off against Democrat Tom Fann of St. Peters.

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Contact: Matthew Seeds (636) 578-3730

Eric Schmitt raises over $125K in 45 days

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Eric Schmitt, the Republican candidate for Sen. Mike Gibbons’ soon-to-be-open seat, will report later today that he raised over $125,000 in the first 45 days of his campaign.

Schmitt’s numbers will show contributions from more than 240 supporters.

Schmitt’s likely Democratic opponent for the seat, Kevin Gunn, brought in $105,949 in his first quarter of fundraising, which ended Sept. 30.

Schmitt’s fundraising totals precede his campaign kick-off, which will likely take place in early February.

Further questions about Schmitt’s campaign report can be directed to Weston McKee at (314) 397-1855.

Mark Parkinson’s Event to Raise Toys for Tots

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

(Saint Charles) – Mark Parkinson, Republican Candidate for State Representative, is holding an open house on December 16, 2007 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Instead of a monetary contribution, the admission to this meet the candidate event is a toy, which will be donated to Toys for Tots. “The Christmas season is about giving and spreading hope to all. This is a great way to raise gifts for children who otherwise wouldn’t wake up to presents under their tree,” stated Parkinson.

Parkinson added, “According to Toys for Tots, last year they delivered more than 19.2 million toys to over 7.6 million children. I can’t think of a better way to introduce myself to the public, while giving children a positive memory for a lifetime.”

The open house to meet Mark Parkinson will be held at his house, located at: 3429 Indiana Avenue, Saint Charles, MO 63303.

Parkinson is the Republican candidate in the Special Election, called by the Governor, for February 5, 2008.

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