End of a campaign
Last updated 1/3/2008 at Noon
f the great people of this area from Oceanside to Temecula, I have been repeatedly blessed by the enthusiastic support for my independent, grassroots, no budget effort to make Congress a better place in view of the doubled national debt and the questionable aspects of the war in Iraq.
Due to a 70 percent increase in leukemia that the VFW agent in the VA at Loma Linda said was caused by my Army service as a Nuclear Commander, I now withdraw.
I ran my campaign on positive issues and never mentioned our incumbent’s name, but many times disconcerting statements were made to me that our incumbent may want to clear up if he is going to represent this district in Congress.
At any rate, it is up to the Republican voters of the 49th Congressional District to clean up their party.
My 50 years, including hard work as a Republican Chairman in Texas, are over. With the Lord’s help I’ll now just try to clean up my leukemia.
To all of the folks who were working in my race for Congress, I want to say a heartfelt thank you.
Jesse Frank Ford