ROSELLE - Yet another military leader has lent his name and recommendation to 8th CD GOP candidate Larry Kaifesh's congressional bid. General James T. Conway, the retired 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corp and 4-star general, issued his support for Kaifesh Thursday afternoon, saying Kaifesh is "exactly the type of leader we need to move our country forward."
Two weeks ago, General Conway spoke out against the President's strategy to defeat ISIS. Conway said at the Maverick PAC Conference in Washington, DC, “I don’t think the ‘president’s’ plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding.”
About Kaifesh, Conway said:
I stand firmly behind Larry Kaifesh and enthusiastically support his efforts to represent Illinois’ Eighth District in the U.S. Congress. Larry is exactly the type of leader we need to move our country forward. The threats facing America today, ranging from Islamic extremism to the soaring national debt, will require disciplined and determined leadership. I am confident Larry has the courage to bring thoughtful, bipartisan solutions to the table and will consistently challenge the status quo – qualities much needed in Washington.
For the past twenty-three years, Larry has served faithfully as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. His five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan are a testament to his patriotism and willingness to endure hardship on behalf of his nation. Following World War II, veteran leadership entered our Congress and in many ways, forged the great nation we enjoy today. We have the same opportunity now – vested in combat veterans like Larry, who understand our challenges first hand and have the resolve and the perseverance to maintain that greatness.
I have every confidence that Larry will bring Marine Corps style leadership to The Hill: He will want to know what you – his constituents – think about the issues. He will understand that sometimes the best solutions to the problem come from “the troops” not just the leaders. He will be honest and straightforward in his dealings with peers and party, with a moral conviction to simply “do the right thing”. Not least, he will bring passion and enthusiasm to the task.
Ladies and gentlemen of the Illinois’ Eighth Congressional District, I hope you agree that Larry Kaifesh is precisely the type of man you want to represent you in the United States Congress.
More about Conway HERE and Kaifesh HERE.