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Feb. 5, 2014 (Fairfax Station, Va.) --- Today, Rob Wasinger (R-VA) launched his campaign for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District seat.

“In launching this campaign, I promise a conservative resurgence,” declared Wasinger. “From Fairfax to Winchester, Manassas to Leesburg, Loudoun and McLean, and all points in between, with the good people of Virginia’s tenth congressional district, we will put an end to the corruption of the cronies and the lobbyists, and restore the basic freedoms of limited government of, by and for the people.”

Rob and his wife Meghan have raised their family in Virginia. For the past twenty years, he has served in leadership positions on Capitol Hill for some of our nation’s most conservative lawmakers, and has been instrumental in helping secure numerous pieces of major legislation on the sanctity of human life, human rights, economic freedom, foreign policy, transportation infrastructure and ethics in science and medicine.

“We cannot sit idly by and watch bought-and-paid-for politicians argue over who will steer us over the fiscal and ethical cliff,” stated Wasinger, who is respected by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle for his effectiveness. “It is time to return the Republican Party to its conservative roots. And we must start this initiative today, right here, in Virginia. With firm resolve, we will win this fight over the heart and soul of our nation, to pass down to our children a nation that is better off than when we received it from our parents.”

To schedule an interview with Rob Wasinger, please email his Press Secretary Jon Scott at jonlukescott@gmail.com.

The full text of Wasinger's Announcement follows:

Today, the American Dream is under assault. Under President Obama’s economy, more than 90 percent of the growth has gone to the richest as small businesses are burdened with regulations and the White House picks winners and losers. As Obamacare continues to be implemented, many of our neighbors are seeing their health insurance premiums skyrocket while their wages stagnate. For the first time in our history, the majority of those on food stamps are working-age Americans who can’t find jobs. All of this has happened while our national debt has exploded.

Instead of having a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” we now have a government of the political cronies, by the lobbyists, and for the special interests. We need reform, and we need policies that help the people, not just those with Washington connections.

The Republican Party, at least some members of it, has been part of the problem rather than the solution. The status quo is much too comfortable for far too many people in our party. Republicans have often used government to enrich themselves and their well-connected friends, rather than serving the interests of the nation at large. It has happened too frequently—it must end.

We need leaders rather than followers. Republican members of Congress should have the courage of their convictions. If we want to change the direction of the nation, we must make the GOP an organization that offers thoughtful conservative policies to grapple with the monumental challenges ahead of us. It’s time for conservatives to make a stand.

From the Revolution onward, Virginia has a long tradition of answering freedom’s call. In this election, it needs to send someone to the Capitol who can make the message of the people heard. We can only win if Republicans nominate conservatives who are unafraid to express their principles, not politicians who dance to the tune of the highest bidder. We can only do the right thing if we elect conservatives who are willing to articulate an unabashed conservative answer to liberal policies. We can only protect the blessings of liberty for future generations if we stop the nation from continuing down its current wayward path and fix the corruption that pervades Washington, DC.

The foundation of the American Dream has always been the freedom of our citizens to make the most of their lives. That is why our Constitution's preamble declares that the main purpose of our government is to secure “the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." The Founders recognized the importance of thinking about the future, and we should too.

I have decided to run for Congress because I cannot sit idly by while I watch bought-and-paid-for politicians argue over who can steer us over the cliff first. It’s time for the Republican Party to be the party of conservatism again. We must be the party of ideas. We can change the direction of the country, but only if we elect principled candidates who recognize the problems we face and are willing to do the right thing. It is not too late to pass down to our children a nation that is better off than when we received it from our parents.

We are battling for the heart and soul of America. I ask for you to join me in bringing conservatism back to the House of Representatives.