We’re out of committee, and on to the House floor in GA. Looking good. We’ve already passed the Senate, so we expect a win.
We go to the House floor in WI soon, with enough cosponsors to assure passage. The Senate will be a fight. We need Gov. Walker and Sen. Johnson to step up. Our sponsor, Chris Kapenga, is plenty savvy, but I wish I could talk to him about his plans in the Senate. I’ll reach out.
We’re trying to put a little pressure on SC Senate Finance Chair Leatherman, who’s holding the bill. He’s a Chamber of Commerce Republic an, so I think we’ll get to him. There are tons of reasons a Committee Chairman will hold a bill. You’ve got to be on the ground to really know what’s happening. SC should be OK.
Tennessee is a state we are pretty confident about, though I don’t know the particulars of that situation.
I’ll be in Salt Lake to testify next week. If we get out of committee it’s straight to the House floor. The Speaker’s with us, as is the Senate President. Our new sponsor, Rep. Kraig Powell, is quite diligent and earnest. Our former sponsor, Rep. Ken Ivory, is on the committee, so he’ll be a help. His district is swarming with Birchers so he let Powell, from a moderate district, take the ball. Our group doesn’t think we’ve got a shot in Utah without grass roots support, which it’s too late to organize. I hope they’re wrong. There are three hard core R’s from rural areas on the committee that are my target. I hope they listen .
Idaho is a bit of a mystery. Our sponsor, Sen. Hagedorn , seem s bright and savvy enough, but is he following through? He doesn’t communicate.
The guys in Michigan keep telling us any day now, they’ll be the 21st. They’re not lying.
I’ve got to find out about AZ and LA. I’ll talk to Scott, see what he knows.
In OK, Sen. Coburn is going to get us through, I’m betting.
I’ve been with the Task Force for three months now, and progress is being made. But we’re not as well organized as we will be when I’m even more involved. Momentum is on our side. Events are breaking for us. Our arguments are overwhelming.
You gotta believe.