2016 Justin Grabelle files to run in new CEP Ocala Congressional Seat.
See below historical CEP Congressional Economic Policy articles.
Archival CEP Ocala Congressional Economic Policy® Articles on Don Browning Congressional Candidate 2010 and 2012. See Marion Sun Times Melanson/Lash
CEP Ocala Congressional Economic Reform
Cliff Stearns Long time Congressman representing Ocala Florida Based District.
Congressional Economic Reform (CEP Ocala) is long overdue. From $3,500,000,000,000 dollars of national debt to $12,000,000,000,000 in 20 years. It is time for change.
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Don Browning 352.233.7990
Don Browning Ends Campaign for US Congress District 6 Ocala, and the newly drawn District 11that is about to take effect.
As of today, March 16, 2012, I have ordered the Don Browning for Congress congressional campaign suspended.
Steps are underway to end the Don Browning for Congress and:
I extend my full support to Rich Nugent Candidate for US Congress Fl D-11. Leaders from across our new district have joined in extending our hopes and prayers to Rich and Wendy Nugent as they endeavor to represent our area in the US Congress. Public life is a complete and total family effort. Rich Nugent enjoys support from Marion County as will as The Villages, Lake, Sumter and Citrus community leaders and voters.
It has been a long road shared by thousands of supportive voters, to challenge congressman Cliff Stearns and his congressional history beginning in 1988 with a National Debt level of $3.5 trillion to our current level of over $15 trillion today. My current campaign was designed to debate Stearns' record with him and hopefully, send him to retirement along with a vigorous debate on the issues facing our district traditionally centered here in Marion County as District 6.
In a recent questioning of Congressman Stearns, Don Browning asked, "given your 23 years in congress under both democrat and republican majorities you have participated in the largest run-up of debt in our history, what advice would you have for our new congressman to avoid the setbacks that you have experienced during the 23 years it took to run up this $11 plus trillion of national debt?"
Cliff Stearns' answer; " study how I voted and vote exactly the same way." Of course, we do not want to repeat the errors of the past. We must learn from the past. I have discussed the many issues facing our old District 6 and the new Districts 3 and 11. Repeatedly I have heard that we must reform congress and toss out the old guard in order to promote jobs. Rich Nugent is the way to congressional reform.
My focus has been on promoting District 11 that includes Ocala to the North and Brooksville to the South with The Villages in the center and Crystal River to the West. Overwhelming support has come from all parts of the new district for freshman congressman Rich Nugent of Hernando County. Where ever I go, I find strong support for Mr. Nugent. I first met Rich Nugent and his wife Wendy on the 2010 campaign trail at Howey-in-the-Hills, in Lake County. I was impressed then, as now, with Nugent's kindness, strength, and stature as a person. My efforts have been to secure strong US Congressional representation for our district. We must reverse the economic downturn in our area, and to that end, I have campaigned to keep the Fl D-11 Congressional Seat in Marion County. I encourage past Stearns supporters to take a strong look at Rich Nugent, as he has accomplished a considerable amount during his time in congress. Pulling people together to create reform seems to be his strength along with a strong sense of good, right and justice.
Rich Nugent left for Washington DC with a briefcase and has reported for work daily with determination. Rich Nugent can and will do the job of restoring our faith in America now and for generations to come.
Now, because of a coming together of local leaders and a strong pledge by Congressman Nugent, I believe the best way to pull together a vibrant community here in District 11 is to end my campaign, and get behind Congressman Nugent and support his plan to promote a vibrant economic team including The Villages in the center, Lake, Sumter, and Hernando in the South and Citrus County in the West.
I endorse Candidate Rich Nugent and his recently unveiled Economic Revitalization Plan for our area. We have had a strong and frank local discussion and now have formed strongly behind Candidate Nugent in our efforts to reform Congress, return to the Constitution, restore confidence of youth and eldery as we join with all District 11 in electing our new district representative to US Congress,
Thanks to everyone for their support and kindness dollars and votes, over the past years. Water has always been our great natural asset here in Central Florida and I am proud to say Congressman Nugent supports stewardship and vibrant honest economic development for District 11. I pledge to work with Congressman Nugent as he develops our Economic/Political Action Team.
Don Browning for Congress
352 233 7990
Congress votes to de-fund Social Security
Billed as an Election Year Present to Present Obama, Republican Leadership voted to extend the cut in Social Security Funding.
Retirees were promised a long-term retirement program funded by their contributions from every paycheck, however, the rules are changing and funding is being cut during retirement.
Originally designed as a pay as you go social retirement insurance policy, most retirees express dismay at the idea their payout benefits are now considered Charity and funding has become a political football. Don Browning, a navy veteran linked the problems of believing government managed retirement programs. Veterans are also seeing their retirement come under the knife. Running as the Candidate of Choice for the new Fl D 11 Browning supports promises made, promises kept when establishing a contract for retirement. Social Security or Veteran's retirement is not a handout. A government is out of control and breaking a contract is just plain wrong.
With congressional lawmaker ratings in the gutter, Cliff Stearns votes to cut Social Security funding another 10 months.
US Congressional District 11 is official. Watch for our new Campaign Website
Don Browning for Congress
District 6 is now District 11. Cliff Stearns departed Ocala for northern voters when he realized Ocala and Marion County were just 40% of his base.
Building on the historic 2010 challenge to the 20 year congressional dysfunction, Congressional Candidate Don Browning is the last republican standing in District 11 Ocala's traditional link to congress.
Stay in contact. Call Friends of Don Browning at 352 233 7990 to help recover our United States of America.
Don Browning @ earthlink.com is Candidate Don Browning's personal e mail. He will answer you. " Let's get ready to Rumble!"
Don Browning proposes Accident Forgiveness for old line congressmen who accidentally borrowed over the limit on our national credit card. First $5 trillion is covered by Accident Forgiveness Policy. Congress is our board of directors. Do they really expect we need to reelect an experienced borrower? Retire Stearns, hire Don Browning. Debt is up over $12,000,000,000,000 since Stearns and Pelosi entered congress in 1988.
Brad Rogers Editoral Editoral of Marion County's Ocala Star Banner wrote a must read editorial Sunday 2/12/12.
Breaking News: Press Release 02/07/12
Just in: Cliff Stearns may walk away from 6 Congressional District Ocala area.
It has been a long time coming, 24 years. The US debt was 3.5 trillion when he entered and grew to 15 Trillion during his stay.
Stearns promised to limit his stay in congress several times only to renig on his promise.
Stearns finally got it right. It was time for him to go. He didn't appear at a single candidate last election cycle, using federal employees to debate Browning.
Don Browning may continue his dust up with Stearns
as a ground swell of support chants for his entering the congressional race.
The pressure was just too great. It was leaked out by 24 year Congressional seat holder Cliff Stearns that he is not going to run for the congressional District 6 seat. Apparently Stearns is abandoning his long time congressional seat in the face of a second challenge. Softened up by Congressional Candidate Don Browning, Stearns is apparently throwing in the towel. Never challenged in 20 years Stearns was challenged in 2010 by Browning. Now it appears that Congressional Candidate Ted Yoho is opening the door wider, so wide that Stearns is making a fast exit. It remains to be seen if Stearns will take on the rookie role in the new district that may be formed by the Florida Legislature.
Browning is being asked to again run in light of the new district. Having endorsed Ted Yoho, Browning would be a strong contender in this years election if he runs. Don is considering a run because of a ground swell of supporters. Jobs ans toss out the incumbents in congress are Browning's key concerns.
Don Passes the torch to our next Congressman Dr. Ted Yoho in the north half of Fl District 6.
I thank all the thousands of courageous voters for their support and the great headway we made to open the door to reform of the US Congress and a strong effort to return our Republic to its constitutional foundations and greatness.
Please support Ted Yoho as he takes on the challenge of becoming our congressman.
My thanks goes out to the many thousands of patriots who stood with me in our effort to reform Congress.
After 20 years we opened the door to reform and now Ted Yoho steps up to the challenge.
Now please join me as we, the Friends of Ted Yoho support the effort to join the many reformers in congress.
Ted Yoho receives Don's endorsement and the support of Florida District 6 Voters.
Go to Ted Yoho for Congress
Don Browning selects Dr. Ted Yoho to take up the charge to retire Stearns after over 20 years of holding the job. See Ted Yoho for Congress for the full details on Ted Yoho. Ted is a great patriot, a businessman who understands Central Florida and will bring dignity to the office of the US Congressman from District 6.
Now we advance the clock to 2011. The national debt under Cliff Stearns has advanced nearly $2 Trillion Dollars. That is well over 10,000,000,000,000 since Cliff Stearns packed his suit case and decided to stay in Washington DC.
My heart felt thanks to the tens of thousands of Republican Voters who voted to send Cliff Stearns out of his Washington DC job. Now it is time to hand the opportunity to send a vibrant courageous patriot to Washington DC to represent Florida District 6
Each 2 years according to the US Constitution the voters select their congressional representative, and now with great honor I introduce and endorse Dr. Ted Yoho as the next candidate for US Congress from the great State of Florida's District 6.
In running for congress I broke the 20 year hold Stearns had on the Republican primary as I became the only challenger in a generation. Now I pass the baton to Ted Yoho, the next US Congressman to represent the 6th Florida District. The voters will have another chance to
Retire Cliff Stearns by voting to send Ted Yoho to congress.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with Great Pleasure that I present and endorse Ted Yoho as our next US Congressman to represent Florida's District 6.