Eric Wnuck Withdrawals; Endorses Ward

Eric Wnuck
Eric Wnuck Announces His Withdrawal as a Candidate for Congress and Endorses Jim Ward for Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 22, 2010

February 22, 2010 – Today Eric Wnuck issued the following statement regarding his plans to represent Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District:

“Today, I am announcing that I will no longer be a candidate for Congress. Representing the great citizens of the Fifth Congressional District would have been an honor and a privilege and to step down now was an exceedingly difficult decision.

“As many of you can understand, this is a tough economy and we all have been affected. I too have been impacted and need to concentrate on protecting my business and all of my employees whose jobs and families depend on its success. But most importantly, I must focus on what has always been my first priority, my family.

“This has been an amazing experience and in stepping down I would like to thank those who were instrumental to my candidacy. “First and foremost, I would like to thank my wife and son for always standing by me and supporting me. Second, thank you to all the volunteers and contributors who put your faith and support behind my campaign. And finally, thank you to my dedicated staff. Although this may not have been our time, you continually impressed me with your determination and commitment to stand on the side of freedom.

“We live in a time where the Democrat leadership in Washington would have us believe that the solutions to our high unemployment and troubled economy are increasing the size and influence of government. They tell us that a bigger government is the only solution and that we must accept the hand out of big brother instead of the hand up from our community. However, their plans are always based on the premise that as long as they have the ability to tax, you and I and future generations will be there to bail them out.

“Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District deserves a Representative that understands that the path to prosperity and liberty is not through the heavy hand of government control, but through the principles of a free-market.

“It is because of this and many other reasons, I am proud to endorse Jim Ward. Jim is a successful business leader that knows what it means to do more with less and expects the Federal Government to operate the same way. He knows what it takes to balance a budget, create jobs and provide opportunities to his employees. He’s a principled business man who never backs away from his beliefs. I believe in Jim Ward and I know he is the right candidate to beat Harry Mitchell.”


  1. EastValleyConservative says

    As an active conservative Republican, this move speaks volumes. Jim Ward is sure gaining a lot of momentum and support. Maybe David Schweikert will be a stand-up guy like Eric Wnuck and bow out now so that we can actually have a chance of beating Harry Mitchell this Fall.

  2. I’m shocked, shocked!

  3. With baby killer susan getting into the race it was just too crowded for Wnuck. This is shaping up to be another bloody primary with David, Jim and Susan.

    Although I think Schweikert is the clear favorite still

  4. nightcrawler says

    This will be a close race between David and Jim. Jim has a lot of momentum, received many endorsements and has raised a lot of money. He is the real deal. David will not quit, no way, it is not in his nature. This was David’s race to lose. Now he will have to earn it. Susan will most likely go after David in a 2008 style grudge match. Jim will grab a bag of popcorn and invite friends to watch.

    Stay tuned folks..This will be good.

    PS Johnny, “baby killer” is a little much don’t you think ?

  5. Jim Ward reminds one of Jim Ogsbury.

    He moved to the state a year ago, has never held office and immediately hooked up with Claude and Lisa James.

    He acquired financial backing from the CofC

    It doesn’t take a genius to see whose backpocket he inhabits!

    Another faithful “banana” to serve the open borders crowd!

  6. nightcrawler,

    No I dont think so. Not at all. This woman has no problem with killing babies. I think its important that conservative voters know that.

  7. AllUsBadGuys says

    “There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

    –Ronald Reagan quoting Herbert Hoover

  8. Ward is an open borders McCain apologist. He has no chance. Carlist has it right, plus Ward is such a carpetbagger he couldn’t even vote for Ogsbury.

    This race will depend on sheriff Joe. He isn’t supporting Susan, the question is who will he?

  9. Eric Wnuck is a class act. When he and Jim Ward would attend events together, they were always genuinely cordial and that spoke volumes about them both.

    As for the carpetbagging comment: Are we only qualified to run in our birthplace? Ridiculous.

    C2C – Only those who Joe endorses win? Well, it worked when he endorsed Janet Napolitano, so maybe you’re right.

  10. Travis:

    Ward and Wnuck’s cordiality emanated from the fact that they were both seeking the same supporters, the “Open Borders” and business establishment types who employ you!

  11. Carlist: So they were nice to each other out of respect for supporters? What creeps!

    And again, no one employs me. You don’t know who I am.

    I am going to oil up the blades on my black helicopter now. Is that you in the window or did someone move my surveillance camera?

  12. Travis:

    Don’t need a black helicopter to observe you genuflecting and kissing the rings of establishment denizens and ‘wannabes’!

    And after Aug 24th you can find a home on a used car lot under the tutelage of Joe Izuzu!

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