Senate Conservative Fund Touts Oklahoma’s Jim Bridenstine to Replace Tom Coburn in Senate

The Senate Conservatives Fund has released a letter touting first-term Congressman Jim Bridentine (R-OK) for Oklahoma’s senate seat held by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK).

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine

Governor Mary Falin (R-OK) has announced that a special election will occur this year to fill the vacant seat. The Republican primary election will occur on June 24, 2014 and the general election will occur on November 4, 2014.

It’s not clear yet which candidates will run for the seat, but we hope U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) will consider it.

SCF endorsed Bridenstine last year as a candidate for the U.S. House because of his outstanding record. We wanted to protect him from the Republican establishment, which was upset with him for voting against John Boehner (R-OH) for Speaker, and to elevate his profile so he could run for the Senate someday.

How great would it be if he ran now? Source: Senate Conservatives Fund

The SCF announced earlier this month that they have invested $2 million dollars in five Senate candidates:

Chris McDaniel (R-MS)
Donated To Candidate: $131,290
Independent Expenditures: $384,703
Total Invested: $515,993

Matt Bevin (R-KY)
Donated To Candidate: $450,383
Independent Expenditures: $535,611
Total Invested: $985,994

Ben Sasse (R-NE)
Donated To Candidate: $117,943
Independent Expenditures: $108,632
Total Invested: $226,575

Rob Maness (R-LA)
Donated To Candidate: $132,134
Independent Expenditures: $109,250
Total Invested: $241,384

Milton Wolf (R-KS)
Donated To Candidate: $78,506
Independent Expenditures: $30,262
Total Invested: $108,768

The Senate Conservatives Fund DOES NOT fund sitting Senators:

SCF does not support incumbent Senators, but instead looks for new leaders who will stand up to the big spenders in both political parties.

Here’s a portion of a write-up about Jim from 365 Veterans (honoring a Veteran a day, for a year):

…he flew his first combat missions into Afghanistan from the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Northern Arabian Sea. The USS Abraham Lincoln subsequently mobilized to the Persian Gulf where LT Bridenstine flew missions in Operation Southern Watch (Iraq) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The USS Abraham Lincoln departed from the Persian Gulf when Saddam Hussein’s statue came down in Baghdad, Iraq.

Upon his return, LT Bridenstine had flown 52 combat missions and was awarded an Air Medal for missions flown, the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V” for a specific high-risk mission that destroyed numerous enemy targets, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous campaign medals.

In 2004, LT Bridenstine left VAW-113 and transition to the F-18 Hornet. He flew F-18s at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center in Fallon, Nevada.

LT Bridenstine flew “red air” for TOPGUN instructor pilots who were transitioning to the F-16 Viper.

In May 2007, LT Bridenstine was honorably discharged from the Navy to earn an MBA from Cornell University.

After receiving his MBA, LT Bridenstine was sworn into the U.S. Naval Reserve and assigned to VAW-77 (the Nightwolves); as a Naval Reservist, he regularly flies counter-drug missions in Central and South America.

I will vigorously support Bridenstine for the U.S. Senate if he decides to run. Many thanks to Woodsterman who asked if I had received the SCF letter, which I had but, had not yet read. Visit him here and browse around. I promise your day will be brighter if you do.

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