Cleveland, OH - Former Ohio Agriculture Director, Fred Dailey, announced this morning that he is endorsing conservative outsider Mike Gibbons for U.S. Senate.
"Our Founding Fathers did not envision that we would send career politicians to languish in Congress," Dailey said. "Rather, that we elect people of accomplishment that would return to their farms and businesses after their stint in public service. Mike is a conservative outsider and a businessman who knows how to get things done. He's our best chance of defeating Sherrod Brown."
Dailey's endorsement also comes on the heels of Gibbons' releasing his first round of Campaign Co-Captains, grassroots leaders committed to helping his campaign.
Dailey currently serves on the GOP State Central Committee. He was appointed Director of Agriculture by Governor George Voinovich and served in the position for 16 years, making him the longest serving Director of Agriculture in Ohio's history. He's also the former President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. A combat veteran, Dailey served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne division in the Vietnam war.
"As I travel the state, I'm finding that voters are tired of sending career politicians to Washington who don't get anything done," Gibbons said. "Our team is growing because I'm not a career politician. I'll put the people of Ohio first."