5CD Race: Walker gets Clinger Endorsement

CLEARFIELD – Republican Congressional candidate Derek Walker received another endorsement today in his bid for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s Fifth District.

Former Congressman Bill Clinger endorsed Walker in a letter to voters of the Fifth District.

Clinger represented the 5th Congressional District from 1978-1997.

In the letter to voters in the Fifth Congressional District, Clinger wrote, “As your former Representative, I have watched with great interest the current contest to fill this Congressional seat. Like our abundant natural resources, we have an abundant supply of candidates who are seeking your support. I am sure that many of them are qualified. However, in this difficult election year for Republicans you need to select the strongest possible candidate”.

“I believe that Derek Walker is that candidate and I am pleased to wholeheartedly endorse him for the position as your next congressman. He has solid conservative principles and a deep understanding of the District’s problems and its promise as well as its people. He has the “right stuff” to effectively represent our rural conservative values,” said Clinger

“Congressman Clinger is one of the most respected individuals in our area and has an outstanding reputation across the country,” said Walker. “To have his support is truly an honor.”

Clinger’s endorsement is added to a growing list of highly regarded supporters of Derek Walker. Also endorsing Walker’s bid for Congress are House Republican Leader Sam Smith, former state Sen. Doyle Corman, and Sen. Don White. Walker also received a letter of support yesterday from a large delegation of elected officials from Jefferson County.

“As your Congressman, I will take the same approach Congressman Clinger and Ronald Reagan took– working to hold down the cost of government and to reduce taxes,” said Walker.

Walker said he believes he has what it takes to be an effective Congressman, and would be honored to represent the Fifth Congressional District in Washington D.C.

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