PO. Box 251213

Dear Harry & Claudia Welty:

Are you fed up with Republican candidates trying to pass themselves off as conservatives in order to gain our Party's endorsement? After numerous elections, I got tired of these self-proclaimed conservatives and decided I wanted to do something about it. So, I have formed a state political committee, the Conservative Council. The committee's goal is to expose these candidates as the "Republicrats" (a.k.a. liberals or moderates) they truly are, instead of the conservatives they claim to be.

The difference between conservatives and "Republicrats" is fairly clear. Conservatives support traditional family values. However, "Republicrats" support an intrusive, big government babysitter that worms its way into every aspect of our daily life.

Where social legislation is concerned, conservatives support local control of schools that teach the three R's and American values. Conservatives oppose the Profile of Learning. They believe in the sanctity of human life and oppose legislation that devalues it. Conservatives support the legal definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman and oppose legislation that recognizes any other definition. In contrast, "Republicrats" try to straddle the fence and give lip service to true conservative values when they need our endorsement, and then vote with liberals in the name of compromise.

In regards to fiscal legislation, conservatives support the reduction of taxes including both what is taxed and the rate at which the tax is collected. They believe that in conjunction with tax cuts, government spending should be reduced. "Republicrats" use political rhetoric to attempt to convince us that slower tax increases and/or spending increases are actually reductions. They also do not recognize that surpluses are the result of overpaid taxes and should be returned in their entirety to those who were overtaxed- not used as a source of financial redistribution.

So, if you are like me and want to expose self-proclaimed conservatives as the "Republicrats" they truly are, then join the Conservative Council. Sign and return the enclosed card and envelope. If you would like to make a contribution, any amount is welcome, but not required. The Conservative Council will analyze candidates' voting records and report on who is a real conservative and who is a "Republicrat" posing as a conservative.

Conservatively yours,

Bill Cooper

Prepared and paid for by the Conservative Council, P.O. Box 251213, Woodbury, MN 55125. Contributions are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Contributions are not eligible for the Minnesota Political Contribution Refund program.