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Coburn and DeMint win Courage Under Fire Award: Vow to Hold (President?) McCain Accountable to Conservative Values

February 7, 2008

PhotobucketOliver North presented Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) with the Courage Under Fire Award today at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C.. Following the presentation they participated in a panel discussion along with Representatives Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Representative Thad McCtter (R-MI) on “Is the GOP Still Lost?” (Short answer: Yes.)

Minutes before the presentation, Mitt Romney had announced he was bowing out of the race to prevent his campaing from allowing an Obama or Hillary win in the upcoming presidential race.

PhotobucketSenator DeMint endorsed McCain, as a former Romney supporter, and reiterated that McCain is now the conservatives’ only chance to keep Obama or Hillary out of the White House. He said conservatives spent too much time during this election season criticizing McCain instad of rallying around a conservative candidate. He said that as President, McCain will do the right thing, or he will have to answer to DeMint and Coburn.

Coburn lamented conseratives have lost sight of the values that made our country great, and stated that the people need to hold their elected officials responsible for upholding these values. He said,

The principles we stand on..are the principles that bring us to victory, and secure our nation…and our heritage.

US Senator Tom Coburn Seeks a More Conservative Senate

December 27, 2007

As a citizen legislator, Dr. Coburn has pledged to serve no more than two terms in the Senate and to continue to care for patients. He is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Indian Affairs Committee and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Dr. Coburn represented Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District in the House of Representatives from 1995 through 2001. He was first elected in 1994, then re-elected in 1996 and 1998, becoming the first Republican to hold the seat for consecutive terms. Dr. Coburn retired from Congress in 2001, fulfilling his pledge to serve no more than three terms in the House.

During his tenure in the House, Dr. Coburn wrote and passed far-reaching legislation. These include laws to expand seniors’ health care options, to protect access to home health care in rural areas and to allow Americans to access cheaper medications from Canada and other nations. Dr. Coburn also wrote a law intended to prevent baby AIDS. The Wall Street Journal said about the law, “In 10 long years of AIDS politics and funding, this is actually the first legislation to pass in this country that will rescue babies.” He also wrote a law to renew and reform federal AIDS care programs. In 2002, President George Bush chose Dr. Coburn to serve as co-chair of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).

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