View Full Version : Campaign Evaluation: John Brunner (Governor of Missouri)

06-27-2015, 11:11 AM
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Candidate Name: John Brunner
Office Sought: Governor of Missouri
Website: http://johnbrunner.com/
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John Brunner forms committee to study running for governor in 2016

Candidate Profile: On the Issues
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Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
State: Missouri
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06-28-2015, 11:26 AM

Supports a full audit of the Federal Reserve
Opposes quantitative easing
Opposes corporate welfare
Opposes all tax increases
Foreign Policy
Believes only Congress can declare war
Supports removing troops from Iraq
Supports removing troops from Afghanistan
Wants to find and cut waste in the military budget
Opposes Nation Building
Believes we cannot afford to continue our foreign aid
Civil Liberties
Opposes the unconstitutional provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Opposes the unconstitutional provisions of the PATRIOT Act
Opposes the TSA
Opposes SOPA and all restrictions on internet freedom
Federalism & the 10th Amendment
Supports federalism on all legislation not specifically authorized in the Constitution
Cutting Government
Supports a full repeal of Obamacare
Read John Brunner's official issue statements here.

07-19-2015, 11:00 AM
Getting Brunner and Bevin elected would be a huge liberty win. We are really hurting on liberty governors right now.

07-21-2015, 01:18 PM
Peter Kinder (current Lt. Gov.) would also be a good choice. He has done a superb job of stepping up to protect the rights of Missourians and has proven many times over that, while he is not a perfect person, he will do the right thing for the citizens of Missouri.

He was the first to file suit against Obamacare.

He is the only candidate in the race that rang the alarm over DOR and DHS’s secret attempt to push Missourians into a backdoor firearm registry. He was made aware of the case by Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver and Kinder promptly pushed the MO GOP into action. Kinder helped publicize the case of the DOR saving biometric data against state law.

Kinder is the only gubernatorial candidate that took Eric Holder’s DOJ to task for playing St. Louis by refusing to release the findings of their investigation last year. He fielded calls from helpless mayors who went ignored by Missouri’s Governor as their cities burned in the Ferguson riots. Kinder challenged the Missouri Governor for holding back the National Guard. He is also the only one on record who personally responded and visited Ferguson in an attempt to stand in for the absence of the Missouri Governor and various elected congressional officials.

Kinder blasted the establishment (http://danaloeschradio.com/mo-lt-gov-kinder-slams-gop-cave-on-prop-e) in his own party when they began wobbling on Prop E.

Kinder is staunchly against Common Core, is solidly pro-2A, is pro-life, and advocates for the tenets that motivate limited-government supporters.

07-30-2015, 09:30 PM