It is rare for a Hollywood celebrity to get involved in a political contest in Iowa, but Chuck Norris did just that when he endorsed Vander Plaats’ campaign this past June.
In his June column entitled, “3 Amigos Who Fight for America,” Norris wrote, “I encourage you to spread the word about these gentlemen and patriots, learn about their platforms, support their campaigns, and see to it that they are elected in their gubernatorial races. Theirs is leadership we can trust. I’m convinced that if we are to win back America, it’s going to start in the heartland and spread out from there because of the influence of leaders like them.
Don’t like what you see in government? Tired of incumbent lethargy and inactiveness? Does a political issue grind on you like fingernails on a chalkboard? It comes down to this: Either you will change our country or your opponents will, and if you let them change it, you might not like the outcome.
Elect John Kasich, Bob Vander Plaats and Judge Roy Moore!”
Now, Chuck and Gena Norris are hosting a fundraiser for Vander Plaats’ campaign on their ranch near Navasota, Texas, which is 21 miles southeast of College Station. The event is a small, quaint $5,000-a-couple get-together. Around 40 Iowans are attending the event plus at least one couple from Texas, TheIowaRepublican.com has learned. Apparently a number of private planes will be flying from Iowa to Texas later today. The event takes place tonight from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Should Vander Plaats be able to raise $200,000 for his campaign the event will be a huge success. With gubernatorial candidates under the gun to raise money before the end of the year filing deadline, Norris’ event couldn’t come at a better time for Vander Plaats.
In 2005, Vander Plaats raised $658,714.93 for his gubernatorial campaign. It will be interesting to see how that compares to Vander Plaats’ fundraising for his 2010 campaign.
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