By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco’s (R) from Homewood campaign for Congress in Alabama’s 6th District received a boost on Wednesday when he was endorsed by the Concerned Women Political Action Committee (CWPAC).
Concerned Women PAC CEO Penny Nance said, “Paul DeMarco possesses valuable experience and the leadership needed in Congress.” Nance continued, “Paul is a conservative legislator who will lead on critical issues from the moment he arrives in Washington. I have known Paul for many years and he will be instrumental in the effort to get this country back on the right track.
The group said in a written statement that Rep. Paul DeMarco’s experience and conservative know-how will be vital in Washington, D.C. CWPAC wrote that since first entering the Alabama House of Representatives in 2005, DeMarco has championed conservative values. DeMarco supported legislation to require clinic regulations at abortion facilities, promoted legislation to protect victims of violent crimes, and legislation to protect the elderly from abuse and financial exploitation.
The group said that DeMarco has worked to increase government accountability and will be a strong voice for transparency in the government which is needed to restore the trust Americans should have for Congress and the Presidency.
Concerned Women PAC was established in 2002 by Founder and Chairman Beverly LaHaye. The PAC is affiliated with Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee. The Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with more than 500,000 grassroots members nationwide.
Penny Nance and Concerned Women Political Action Committee’s mission is to elect solid pro-family, pro-life conservatives to Congress. CW PAC sends out a monthly letter to encourage members to donate to candidates like DeMarco.
Rep. Paul DeMarco is running in a crowded Republican field that includes: the co-founder and long time CEO of the Birmingham based Alabama Policy Institute (API), Gary Palmer; Indian Springs orthopedist Chad Mathis and former Harbert Chief Operating Officer Will Brooke.
Prominent businessman and former Auburn Trustee John Blackwell is also reportedly mulling a run for the seat and state Senator Scott Beason (R) from Gardendale recently told the ‘Alabama Political Reporter’ that he is still considering another run for Congress.
The Sixth District Congressional District seat is currently held by Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia. After serving in the seat for 21 years, Rep. Bachus announced that he would not seek re-election when his current term expires.
The Republican Primary will be June 3, 2014.