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Boehner Faces Primary Opposition: David Lewis to Announce Candidacy on Monday, September 19, 2011

9/16/11 11:00 AM

Contact: John Lepanto, 574-524-0600,

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2011 -- On Monday David Lewis of Cincinnati, Ohio will announce his primary against John Boehner. Mr. Lewis is a pro-life/Tea Party activist who has protested and spoken out against Speaker Boehner's betrayal of pro-life and Tea Party campaign promises. The announcement will take place in front of John Boehner's Butler County office:

Date/Time: Monday, September 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm.
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
West Chester, OH 45069

The following is a statement from Mr. Lewis:

"I used to believe in John Boehner until I found that his words were empty promises. In June 2010 Boehner stated, 'When human life takes a back seat to other priorities -- personal comforts, economics -- freedom is diminished...we have a moral obligation to defend the defenseless. And nothing is more defenseless, or more innocent, or more pure, than an unborn baby.' But this was not enough for Boehner; he solemnly declared, 'There is no cause more noble than the defense of human life. There is no mission more critical. No debate more urgent.'

"In his first nine months as House Speaker, John Boehner has had several opportunities to defund the largest baby killers in America -- Planned Parenthood. But Boehner caved in to Obama, and gave Planned Parenthood taxpayer's hard earned dollars. Neither pro-lifers nor Tea Party activists should ever forgive John Boehner for lavishing our money on Planned Parenthood.

"It is clear from the facts that Planned Parenthood is not only the largest killer of unborn babies in America, but also that they have become a criminal syndicate covering up the crimes of rapists, sex traffickers, and pedophiles.

"Concerning Obamacare, John Boehner could have stopped it dead in its tracks by refusing to fund it; instead, he passed a meaningless piece of legislation to overturn Obamacare, knowing that it would be dead on arrival. Ohio voters are not stupid; time and again we see clever campaigning made of empty words and broken promises. John Boehner is the quintessential establishment insider; John Boehner is no friend of the Tea Party, and no friend of the pro-life movement, and it's time for him to enjoy the retirement that he so richly deserves."

Mr. Lewis will unveil his first three television ads to air against John Boehner on Monday, September 19th, at

Contact for radio, television and print interviews: Media Office: John Lepanto;574-524-0600. Media Email:

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