Terry Rogers (website | Twitter) is running for the Senate seat in the 50th District, after failing in an identical quest two years ago against Jim Butterworth (website). Rogers is running on a common sense approach to government with his business training and experience to bring a new kind of leadership to, evidently, the State of Wisconsin.
I write that because based on a review of Rogers’ April 21 e-mail announcing his campaign, he seems to really, really….really…really appreciate the ideas in a January 12 campaign announcement from former Wisconsin state Rep. Dave Hutchison (R-Dyckesville), who is running for the State Senate seat in their 1st District.
Let’s compare and contrast, shall we?
Hutchison: Former state Rep. Dave Hutchison to run for 1st district state Senate seat; will work in Senate to create jobs, improve the economy and hold the line on taxes.
Rogers: Business owner Terry Rogers to run for 50th district state Senate seat; will work in Senate to create jobs, hold the line on taxes, and make ethics in government a priority.
Hutchison: Dyckesville… Former state Rep. Dave Hutchison (R-Dyckesville) announced his intention to run for the 1st District state Senate seat today, pledging to stand up to government-as-usual and help get Wisconsin back on the right track. Hutchison said his years of experience in state government, in the media and in the real world make him an ideal choice for Senate.
Rogers: Clarkesville… Business owner Terry Rogers announced his intention to run for the 50th District state Senate seat today, pledging to stand up to government-as-usual and help get Georgia, and specifically Northeast Georgia, back on the right track. Rogers said his years of experience in business make him an ideal choice for State Senate.
Hutchison: “Anyone who’s been paying attention to Madison and Washington has to be disappointed, to say the least,” Hutchison said. “Families, businesses and people from all walks of life are suffering, but the government seems more interested in blaming someone else than finding real solutions.”
Rogers: “Anyone who’s been paying attention to Atlanta and Washington has to be disappointed, to say the least,” Rogers said. “Our families, businesses, and neighbors are suffering, but the government seems more interested in blaming someone else than finding real solutions.”
Hutchison: “The future of our state and our country are at a real crossroads right now,” Hutchison said. “When are they going to learn that we can’t tax our way into responsible government and we can’ spend our way back into prosperity? I’m running for Senate to bring common sense back to Madison.
Rogers: “The future of our state and our country are at a real crossroads right now,” Rogers said. “Politicians must learn that they can’t tax their way into responsible government and they can’t spend their way back into prosperity. I’m running for state Senate in order to take business sense to the capitol and bring viable economic development solutions back to Northeast Georgia.”
Many thanks to the Peach Pundit readers who shot this in via the Tip Line.
Now, this is this end of the world? Of course not. Does stuff like this happen often? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean that it is acceptable.
Is Terry Rogers really sooooo busy that he can’t sit down on a Saturday morning and pen a few words about why he wants to represent Georgians in the 50th Senate District? Must he look across the Republic to Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District for the language that lays out his philosophy?
This should not cause any real repercussions for Rogers, but it is a call to Georgia’s candidates to actually take a few moments to be….what’s the word I’m looking for…oh, yeah: ORIGINAL.