Rep. Gary Cross Switches Support to Steelman
August 4, 2012
Sarah Steelman's U.S. Senate campaign picked up an additional important endorsement today from state Representative Gary L. Cross (R-48). Cross, whose district includes parts of Kansas City and Lee's Summit, had previously been supporting candidate John Brunner.
"Few elections have presented Missourians with as great an opportunity to change Washington and this one; we need to send the right person. And while up until just recently I was supporting John Brunner, I've been reminded of what a critical role Sarah Steelman played in writing our state marriage amendment and in protecting Second Amendment rights," said Cross. "Missourians can't afford to send a novice; we must send a strong leader to represent us, and Sarah Steelman has a record that demonstrates she will be fearless in leading the charge."
Steelman expressed gratitude for Cross's endorsement. "I know that it can be difficult to keep and open mind amidst a political campaign. But Representative Cross has shown that he can continue to take in new information. As vice chairman of the tax reform committee, Rep. Cross understands how government often fails to operate efficiently. I and honored that he identifies in me the ability to go to Washington and fight not only to protect our freedom of religion, but our Second Amendment rights as well."
Ms. Steelman is a former State Treasurer and State Senator, a strong supporter of limited government, individual responsibility, and sound fiscal policy. She is also a staunch advocate of life, the Second Amendment, repealing Obamacare and strengthening our military. Steelman has been endorsed by over 50 conservative Missouri State Representatives, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), the Susan B. Anthony List, the Tea Party Express, Missouri Right to Life, National Right to Life, View Pac, ShePAC and Maggie's List.