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Orrin Hatch for President 2000 Campaign Brochure

Orrin Hatch for President 2000 Campaign Brochure

‘Proven Principled The Common-Sense Conservative’

 

The Pledge

 

I, ORRIN HATCH, do hereby pledge to make a top priority of my Administration:

 

Reducing taxes, abolishing the IRS, and creating rewarding jobs;

 

Safeguarding our promises to Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries;

 

Revitalizing and re-equipping our armed services;

 

Appointing judges who respect the Constitution, will be tough on crime and drug dealers, and believe in the rule of law;

 

Defending the 2nd Amendment;

 

Making sure the American health care system is the best in the world;

 

Protecting the right to life and the sanctity of life;

 

Promoting the ability of children to be educated in a safe, secure, friendly learning environment; and

 

Restoring integrity, candor, and personal honesty to the White House.

 

The Record

 

Senator Hatch gets things done. A champion of conservative principles, he has never failed to stand up for what is right. He has defeated countless bills designed to expand the power of the federal bureaucracy and, at the same time, has authored some of the most important and praised legislation that has brought common sense, conservative solutions to the real problems affecting our country.

 

Highlights include:

 

THE DRUG PRICE COMPETITION AND PATENT TERM RESTORATION ACT which has stimulated pharmaceutical research while saving consumers and taxpayers billions of dollars

 

THE PUPIL PROTECTION AMENDMENT which allows parents to inspect federally-funded experimental school curriculum and testing

 

THE ANTI-TERRORISM AND EFFECTIVE DEATH PENALTY ACT

 

THE CHILD HEALTH INSURANCE AND LOWER DEFICIT ACT a federal-state partnership that provides health insurance to the children of the working poor

 

THE CAPITAL FORMATION ACT which reduced the capital gains tax for individuals

 

THE ORPHAN DRUG ACT which encourages the development of drugs for rare diseases.

 

The $36 Campaign

 

ORRIN Hatch doesn't run a typical campaign, with special clubs and favors for only the big contributors. His campaigns are like Orrin -- accessible, accountable, inclusive.

 

When Michele Hodgkins of Salt Lake City heard that another candidate had raised $36 million, she wrote a check for $36, beginning Senator Hatch's historic grassroots campaign. "If one million ordinary people do this," she told Orrin, "you'll have the same amount as the candidate with all the money." Her generosity has spurred thousands from every state to contribute as well, making this a real people's campaign.

 

Please join Orrin's Skinny Cat Campaign. There is no reason that Presidential politics should be left just to big contributors, the so-called "fat cats." Together, we can make a difference and prove to the country that ideas are more important than money, that experience is imperative, and that a record is one thing that cannot be bought.

 

"WE NEED A CANDIDATE INDEBTED TO THE PEOPLE, NOT THE MONEY."

 

Orrin Hatch

 

THREE strong traits are the hallmark of Orrin Hatch's life -- service, hard work, and perseverance. Born in 1934 to a family of modest means, Orrin grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From a young age, he worked to help his family and to pay for school -- selling eggs door-to-door and working as a janitor, an all-night desk clerk in a girls' dormitory, and a metal lather like his father.

 

A graduate of Brigham Young University, he received a full honors scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He practiced law in Pittsburgh and Utah before taking on the "safest" Democrat Senator in the country in 1976, filing at the last minute on the last day. Orrin won a surprising victory and began a distinguished and unparalleled 23-year career in the United States Senate, earning him the reputation as one of America's most effective legislators.

 

Married for more than 42 years to his wife Elaine, Senator Hatch has six children and 19 grandchildren what Orrin calls his "greatest blessing" in a life that is a testament to his beliefs.

 

"I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT WHO FOR 23 YEARS HAS BROUGHT CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES TO WORK IN SOLVING AMERICA'S PROBLEMS, WHO HAS THE EXPERIENCE TO BE AN EFFECTIVE PRESIDENT FROM DAY ONE, AND WHO HAS THE RECORD OF WORKING WITH DIVERSE GROUPS TO ACTUALLY GET THINGS DONE."

 

Orrin Hatch

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