Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Republican Looks to Take Torch for New Generation of Leaders Mike Lee Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate

Republican Mike Lee annouces candidacy for the United States Senate today at the Utah State Capitol.

Salt Lake City, UT (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 5, 2010 -- Republican Mike Lee announced his candidacy for the United States Senate today at the Utah State Capitol.

Republican Mike Lee announced his candidancy
Republican Mike Lee announced his candidancy

Lee, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, is a local attorney with a deep knowledge and solid track record of adhering to the Constitution. He is positioned to become a strong force in the growing movement of engaged leaders to roll back the size and reach of the federal government.

According to Mike Lee, throughout Utah there is widespread dissatisfaction with the size and ever-expanding role of the federal government.

“It’s too big, too expensive, and too intrusive,” said Lee. “The time has come to pass the torch to a new generation of Republican leaders—men and women committed to the daunting, but essential task of returning the federal government to its proper, limited role.”

Mike Lee has long championed the notion that the Constitution grants only limited, “enumerated” powers to Congress. He believes that the most serious problems facing the federal government can be traced to the fact that for nearly 75 years members of Congress have largely overlooked constitutional limits on federal power.

As Lee explained, Congress has been governing itself not according to the text of the Constitution, but according to what the Supreme Court has been willing to tolerate.

“This approach to governing cannot be reconciled with the text, history, and original understanding of the Constitution,” said Lee. “On a more practical level this approach has allowed the federal government to expand to the point that Americans must work four or five months out of every year just to pay their taxes, even while facing a staggering national debt, which now stands at nearly $13 trillion.”
Lee faces the challenge of defeating three-term incumbent Senator Bob Bennett.

“We don’t need more federal bureaucracy,” Lee said. “We don’t need more deficit spending. What we need is leadership in Washington that is willing to resist the temptation to embrace the runaway expansion of the federal government. What we need are representatives who will take seriously their oath to uphold the core founding principle of our Constitution—the principle of a government of limited powers.”

About Mike Lee: An attorney from Alpine, Utah, Lee has served as a law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, as a law clerk to Judge Samuel Alito of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, as General Counsel to Governor Jon Huntsman, and as a law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also held positions in private practice, and is currently a partner with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Howrey LLP. For more information please visit, www.MIKELEE2010.COM

Contact: Connie Smith, Campaign Chairman at 801-610-914. Submitted by Power Strategies, Inc. PR Agency, contacts: Kim Power Stilson and Evelyn Call

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