Republican GOTV Campaign Rally—Attendees Include: Governor Pence, Auditor Crouch, Congressman Bucshon, State and Local Candidates.


Please attend this GOTV rally to show support for our Congressional, State and Local Republican Candidates to be held on Monday November 3, 2014 from Noon to 1 PM at the GOP office parking lot.  Governor Pence and State Candidate’s Suzanne Crouch—Auditor, Connie Lawson--Sec State, Kelly Mitchell—Treasurer and Larry Bucshon—8th District Congressman will be arriving on the campaign Rally Bus at Noon.  Governor Pence will be the Keynote speaker.


Event:                Republican Campaign GOTV Rally


Time /Date:       Noon to 1 PM/Monday November 3, 2014


Event Length:   One (1) Hour


Location:          Republican Headquarters Office Parking Lot

                          815 John Street

                          Evansville IN 47713


Come and join the fun!  Show support for our GOP Candidates!    







Join us for election night coverage after the polls close at:

Tropicana Event Center, Downtown Evansville

421 NW Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN


Elect Kirk Byram for Sheriff of Vanderburgh County. 

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The Byram for Sheriff team is looking for volunteers to staff 22 voting centers on Tuesday, November 4, attached you will find the listing of voting centers.

We have shifts available from 6-10am, 10am-2pm and 2-6pm; or we can accommodate your availability, if needed.

Please respond back to this email (byram4sheriff@gmail.com) with the following information:

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We greatly appreciate your time, support and of course your vote!

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We appreciate your support and VOTE.







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Profile, or Die


By Michael Reagan


We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is — except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is.

Now the Canadians know it, too.


On Wednesday one of their fellow citizens who had just converted to Islam and wanted to go overseas and join ISIS donned a dark jacket and an "Arabic scarf" and attacked their Parliament.

He — the suicidal terrorist -- shot one unarmed ceremonial guard to death.


But before he could hurt anyone else he was killed in an exchange of gunfire by Kevin Vickers, the Parliament's brave Sergeant-at-Arms.

President Obama won't use the word "terror" to describe acts of Islamic terrorism for two reasons.

He doesn't want to admit that his global anti-terrorism efforts have failed and he thinks it's politically incorrect to call Islamic terrorism exactly what it is -- "terrorism."


Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper wasn't afraid to immediately call what happened Wednesday an act of terror.

But our so-called leaders are worried they might offend our peaceful Muslim fellow citizens.


So they pretend that acts of terrorism against the USA and its citizens are being committed not by Islamic extremists but by a random mix of lone-wolf Presbyterians, Baptists and atheists.

Since our government won't profile Islamic terrorists, as Israel does, we have to start doing some basic profiling on our own. It's the only way to defend our families and ourselves.


Here's are a few simple tips I've come up with to guard against becoming a victim of Islamic terrorism:

If your boss suddenly changes his name from Bob to Mohammed and starts quoting from the Koran, it's time to get a new job.

If your next-door neighbor's kids and his pals start flying ISIS flags in their backyard, it's time to get a gun and take shooting lessons.


I've done all that long ago. I have a gun and know how to use it.

I'm not counting on President Obama or anyone in Washington or Sacramento or Los Angeles for protection and neither should you.


Thanks to the Internet, any wacko or "mind-numb robot," as Rush calls them, can be radicalized into a copycat Islamist extremist who's ready to die in an terror attack on us infidels.


It's going to be up to me and you to defend ourselves if ISIS or one of its crazy wannabes shows up at your local mall with rifles and bombs.

I know how unlikely it is that I'll ever come fact-to-face with a terrorist or a criminal of any kind.


But my advice to each of us is, profile or die. That's the choice we're left with.

The government won't profile terrorists for us. It's not willing to perform its basic function — protecting us from those who would do us harm.

I don't care whose feelings I hurt. We have to defend ourselves individually.


When I see someone who looks to me like a likely Islamic extremist, I'm going to be on alert. I'm going to do my own profiling.

Meanwhile, President Obama has a perfect chance to make up for his past foolishness on guns and gun control. He should declare Kevin Vickers a hero and give him the first honorary North American medal of honor.


Vickers' bravery proved that in the real world, where Islamic terrorists live and try to kill innocent people, good men and guns do do good.

What happened in Ottawa also proved that men with ceremonial guns end up dead. And good men with real guns become heroes.


Copyright ©2014 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. 


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 Larry Bucshon


Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon issued the following statement commemorating the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: 


"Today we remember the American lives lost on that unforgettable day thirteen years ago. We all join together in saying a prayer for the memory of those we lost and their families. We honor the first responders who ran into the flames to save their fellow citizens, the brave men and women who charged that cockpit over Pennsylvania, and the heroes who have since answered the call of duty, sacrificing everything so that others may be free. Together, we demonstrated the incredible resilience of the American spirit and the resolve of our people. 


"While the smoke and debris may have long since cleared, the threat of terrorism around the world still exists. We must be vigilant and we must stand tall. America remains the leader of the free world and we will stop at nothing to defeat those who threaten the promise of freedom."



Travel Restrictions on Countries Affected by Ebola



As Americans, we are blessed to live in a nation with world-class hospitals, medical professionals and technologies designed to deal with complex health care challenges. The outbreak of the Ebola virus is a serious health issue for our country, and the United States needs to aggressively prepare to respond to the threat Ebola poses.


Given the seriousness of this situation, the United States should temporarily enact a visa ban on nationals from the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ensuring that citizens from these countries cannot enter the United States is a common-sense step to contain this virus and protect American citizens.

Retirement of Indiana Adjutant General Martin Umbarger

Indiana Adjutant General R. Martin Umbarger announced earlier this week that he will retire in May 2015. General Umbarger is one of the most respected adjutant generals in the country and a valuable leader in Indiana.

He has led the Indiana National Guard and served our state and nation with integrity and distinction over his 45 year military career. I wish him and his family the best as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives.  



Honoring our Hoosier Heroes 
We are fortunate to live in a country that has so many brave men and women protecting our freedoms. In Evansville, we are working to give back to these courageous heroes by honoring them at several upcoming events.

On Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m., Indy Honor Flight will return to Evansville with 70 WWII veterans. Please join me in welcoming home our Hoosier heroes, and I encourage you to bring American flags, signs, banners and dress in 40's attire to give them a welcome back they will never forget. 

Click here to find out more information or learn how you can volunteer at the event.
Another occasion honoring all veterans is the Four Freedoms Veterans Parade, which will be on Saturday Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Hosted by the River City Thunderbolt MVCC, the event will take place on Riverside Drive in Evansville, and I hope you will join me in honoring these brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting America. 

Click here for more information about the parade.

Veterans have sacrificed so much for all of us, and it is important that we show our appreciation by honoring and recognizing their selfless service to our country and state.




Growing up on a farm and becoming a small business owner has taught me a lot of valuable lessons about fiscal responsibility and hard work. That's why, as a State Senator, I fought for balanced budgets and supported policies that promote job creation. In 2008, I was honored to be named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business, and in 2009, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce recognized me as a Small Business Champion. 

Now, as Secretary of State, I remain committed to helping Hoosier business owners by providing more efficient services. Our team is leading the way on a Business One Stop system to streamline the process for businesses that must file with the state of Indiana. Instead of registering with multiple state agencies, business owners will eventually be able to register directly with the Secretary of State's office. The first step will be to incorporate the Department of Revenue and the Department of Workforce Development into the system. When the project is complete, individuals will only need one username and password to access the portal and manage their records.  

In addition to the Business One Stop project, our office works tirelessly to prevent fraud and business identity theft. To read more about our office's efforts to help Hoosier businesses, check out this article from the Northwest Indiana Times!


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Help Mount Vernon become a Stellar Community




Each year, smaller communities in Indiana are named finalists for the Stellar Communities Program. The program is designed to fund community development projects in smaller communities around the state. I am happy to say that our community, Mount Vernon is a finalist this year.


 The Stellar Community project has been recognized nationally as a premier community development program and received the 2012 President’s Award for Innovation from the Council of State Community Development Agencies. Led by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Department of Transportation, the program works to assist communities achieve their vision by helping them to leverage additional state and federal funds to undertake more community development projects.


 Since the program’s creation in 2010, over 60 communities have sent letters of intent for the program and 21 investment plans have been created. This year, 14 communities submitted letters of intent and from those, six were chosen as finalists, including Mount Vernon.


 The city of Mount Vernon has applied to the program with seven different development projects in mind. One of the projects is to finish phase four and five of the Riverbend Trail. According the proposal, the trail will extend north from 4th Street; continuing along Main Street to McFadin’s Bluff. It will loop around the public library and Imagination Station, and then, the trail will head west and north to Brittlebank Park.


 Not everyone knows the history of Mount Vernon, so another project is creating a McFadin’s Bluff historical marker, named after the first settlers. Upon completion of the new police and fire station, Mount Vernon will be demolishing the old fire station located adjacent to the current city administration building. Once the site is cleared, it will be made into a city park/parking lot and will house the McFadin’s Bluff historical marker, which had to be relocated due to Homeland Security requirements. Historical markers regarding the history of Mount Vernon will be located in the park upon completion. 


 The major project of the seven is the construction of a community center that will hold up to 400 people. There has been interest from the public as well as private businesses in Mount Vernon who are in need of a place to hold meetings. The city intends to construct a new multi-purpose community center at Kiwanis Park, which is accessible from the Riverbend Trail. This center will house events, festivals and celebrations indoors as well as provide outdoor park amenities.


 Community involvement is key to Mount Vernon becoming a Stellar Community. To get involved contact the Stellar Advisory Committee at 812­-838­-5576 or email Mayor Tucker a mayortucker@mountvernon-in.com. Another way to get involved is to come out and support Mount Vernon during the site visit when officials will come and tour the city. The official visit is scheduled for Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12pm, starting from the landing at the river front. I hope you will join me in supporting our community! 





Senate Update

Oct. 24, 2014

  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Fighting Meth

Halloween Safety Tips



To help everyone have an enjoyable Halloween, state law enforcement officials have offered safety tips for costumes, trick-or-treating and Halloween treats:




  • Keep costumes at an appropriate length to prevent trips and falls;
  • Use make-up instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct a child's vision, making tasks like crossing the street and using stairs dangerous; and
  • Have children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.




  • Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be;
  • Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on;
  • Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well-lighted streets;
  • Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers; and
  • Follow your community’s trick-or-treating hours.


Halloween Treats:


  • Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home;
  • Inspect all treats at home in a well-lighted place; and
  • Don’t eat treats that have been opened or aren’t in their original wrappers.


Fighting Meth



Indiana led the nation last year in the number of meth lab seizures. To help our state continue to combat meth-related problems, the Indiana State Police (ISP) recently received a $567,000 federal grant.


The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded ISP funding under the 2014 Anti-Methamphetamine Program Grant (CAMP). Funds will be used exclusively for investigative purposes for illicit activities, like preventing the theft and diversion of chemicals used to make meth.


The number of ISP personnel with the training to respond to meth lab crime scenes has grown in recent years. In 2006, 23 people were considered full-time personnel, according to the Indiana Methamphetamine Suppression Section. In addition to full-time personnel, there are now 111 clandestine lab team members.

Anonymous tips concerning illegal drug activity can be made at the Meth Investigation website or by calling the ISP drug tip line at 1-800-453-4756.


As always, please contact me with your thoughts or concerns by emailing me at Senator.Becker@iga.in.gov or calling 800-382-9467.




October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month    

This October marks the 27th annual National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Founded in 1987 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, this campaign is designed to raise awareness about the alarming amount of domestic violence in our nation.

Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten or assaulted. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. In Indiana, from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, 1,743 women, men and children were denied shelter because there was no more room. On Sept. 17, 2013, over the course of the entire 24-hour period, Indiana domestic violence programs sheltered 1,708 adults and children, answered 581 crisis calls and 128 individuals' needs were not met.

Recently, we released our legislative agenda - and pledged our support in a year long campaign of raising awareness and providing resources on this issue. As your state representative, I am invested in the public safety of all Hoosiers. 

If you or anyone you know is in danger or wants to escape an abusive situation please call the following hotlines: 

  • Evansville Amends Program 24-Hour Information Line: 1-877­-505­-4236
  • Indiana 24-Hour Statewide Hotline: 1-800­-332­-7385
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800­-799­-7233

These stats show there is still work to be done to help these victims of abuse. If you would like to help victims of domestic violence, you can start by visiting the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence website to find different ways you can help. 

I encourage you to join me in creating a safer environment for all Hoosiers. 







Fellow Republicans:


Welcome to the VCRP

We believe in sensible taxes, smaller and less intrusive government, personal responsibility and accountability, Constitutional government, liberty, and respect for life. Following the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, we strive to promote these common sense values in government and in our community.  Reforming Government to Serve the People. The American people believe Washington is broken and for good reason. Short-term politics overshadow the long-term interests of the nation. Our national legislature uses a budget process devised long before the Internet and seems unable to deal in realistic ways with the most pressing problems of families, businesses, and communities. Members of Congress have been indicted for violating the public trust. Public disgust with Washington is entirely warranted.

Republicans will uphold and defend our party’s core principles: Constrain the federal government to its legitimate constitutional functions. Let it empower people, while limiting its reach into their lives. Spend only what is necessary, and tax only to raise revenue for essential government functions. Unleash the power of enterprise, innovation, civic energy, and the American spirit and never pretend that government is a substitute for family or community.

The other party wants more government control over people’s lives and earnings; Republicans do not. The other party wants to continue pork barrel politics; we are disgusted by it, no matter who practices it. The other party wants to ignore fiscal problems while squandering billions on ineffective programs; we are determined to end that waste. The entrenched culture of official Washington an intrusive tax-and-spend liberalism remains a formidable foe, but we will confront and ultimately defeat it.

The long term solution for many of Washington’s problems is structural. Congress must respect the limits imposed upon it by the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

We look to the model of Republican welfare reform, which, since its enactment in 1996, has accomplished a major transfer of resources and responsibility from the federal government back to the states with an accompanying improvement in the program itself. Applying that approach to other programs will steer Congress back into line with the Constitution, reversing both its intrusion into state matters and its neglect of its central duties.

To aid in the fulfillment of those duties, we propose a National Sunset Commission to review all federal programs and recommend which of them should be terminated due to redundancy, waste, or intrusion into the American family. The Congress would then be required by law to schedule one yea or nay vote on the entire sunset list with no amendments.

Additionally, as important as returning power to the states is returning power to the people. As the Declaration of Independence states, our rights are endowed to us by our Creator and are inalienable: rights to life, liberty, and property. Government does not confer these rights but is instituted by men to protect the rights that man has already been granted. The Republican Party strongly affirms these rights and demands that government respect them.




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