Dear Fellow Oklahoman,
When I decided to run for Congress, I called my opponent, Frank Lucas. I told him that I respected his service as our 14 term, 28-year OK-CD3 Congressman. I also explained that as I begin to draw a distinction between his voting record and my conservative principles, I would never attack him personally. Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neal were great friends who respected each other, even though they had two different visions for our country.
Frank Lucas votes liberal while quietly speaking conservatively. Frank’s LIFETIME voting scores from independent agencies that rate Congressmen in terms of conservative values are as follows:
FREEDOM INDEX: 58%
HERITAGE ACTION: 62%
CLUB FOR GROWTH: 62%
CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE: 66%
Congressman Lucas voted for the federal RED FLAG LAW HR 4350, allowing the seizure of guns without due process.
He joined every Democrat in voting for THE IMMUNIZATION INFRASTRUCTURE MODERNIZATION ACT HR 550 (opposed by 180 House Republicans), which invests $400 million for GPS technology to track individual citizens, permitting or forbidding travel, and enabling authorities to detain or quarantine citizens for the good of “public health.” Mr. Lucas’ voting record shows he actively supports federal government overreach.
During this horrific Biden Administration, Lucas refused to request a waiver which would have allowed him to continue serving on the Agriculture Committee to protect the interests of Oklahoma farmers and ranchers. The 2023 Farm Bill currently being crafted will be voted on during the next Congress and it is packed with liberal pork projects and crushing EPA, USDA, and ultra-liberal environmental regulations. Lucas also did not request committee membership on the Natural Resources Committee to protect Oklahoma oil and gas producers.
Instead, Lucas, AT HIS REQUEST, was appointed by the House Conference Committee, as the ranking member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee (Big Tech). He was also appointed, AT HIS REQUEST, as a member of the Financial Services Committee (Big Banking).
Why has Frank Lucas been endorsed by former President Donald Trump? Politics; pure and simple.
Establishment Republicans want to see Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, and members of Congress vote people into – or out of – that position. In order to ensure this position will be filled with their desired candidate, they have convinced Mr. Trump that he needs legislators who previously expressed support for THEIR favored candidate for Speaker. Unfortunately, Kevin McCarthy’s record as a true conservative is only slightly better than that of Frank Lucas.
Establishment Republicans want Lucas to win because I OWE NOTHING TO ANYONE IN THE WASHINGTON ESTABLISHMENT. I will do what is best for the people of Oklahoma. Period. That is precisely why a Congressman should be term-limited. When you stay in Washington too long, you owe too many people.
It would seem that Congressman Lucas agrees with me on term limits. He co-sponsored a bill seeking a Constitutional amendment to limit Congressmen to THREE terms in office. Congressman Lucas, however, is running for his FIFTEENTH term.
I am a threat to the establishment. How big of a threat? Let’s just say more and more people are surprised at this race. We are in it to win it, and I only owe the people of Oklahoma. You are my people. You are conservative, hard-working, and lovers of liberty. So am I. None of us are impressed with Washington’s political shenanigans.
It is time for Oklahomans to hold accountable our political leaders to not just present themselves as conservatives, but to vote conservative and to BE conservative, and to leave when they owe favors to too many people.
The BURLESON FOR CONGRESS team raised over $165,000 in February and March from individual Oklahomans. In that same quarter, Frank Lucas received over $300,000 in Political Action Committee funds, much of which came from Big Banking, Big Pharma, Big Tech, and RNC PACS. Mr. Lucas has received individual contributions as well. Bill Gates, from Seattle, has given to Frank Lucas the maximum personal contribution in quarters past.
I will not have that kind of funding. Yet, nobody will outwork Wade Burleson and our incredible volunteer team. I will be in every county of OK-CD3 – some of them many times – before June 28, and I will never forget why I am going to Congress. I am running to protect your liberty and the liberty of OUR kids and grandkids. I want to keep the federal government out of your business, your bank account, your backyard, and your body.
Go to BurlesonForCongress.Com to see my platform called BEST FOR US. Go to the polls on June 28 to vote for Wade Burleson. In addition, if you believe I am the person who will best represent your values, please join our team as a volunteer, a donor, or just by spreading the word to your friends and neighbors.
Please, I request that all be respectful and kind to Congressman Frank Lucas. I am only drawing a distinction between Lucas’ voting record and my principled convictions.
If the LORD allows me to win a Congressional seat, it will not be due to the Washington establishment, PAC funding, or high-level endorsements. It will be because the good LORD has convinced you that I am a man of my word, and I will go to Washington D.C. to protect your life, your liberty, and your private property from increasing federal encroachment.