GOP opens cam­paign head­quar­ters in Perkasie

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - ON THE RECORD - By Bob Keeler

As party faith­ful gath­ered Aug. 23 for the open­ing of the Republicans’ rp­per Bucks County cam­paign RI­fiFH Ln 3HUkDsLH IRU FDn­di­dates in this year’s elec­tions, Bucks County Com­mis­sion­ers Chair­man Rob Lough­ery said he was also ex­cited about head­ing out in a few days to the party’s na­tional con­ven­tion in Tampa, Fla.

“I’m just re­ally look­ing for­ward to be­ing part of that mo­men­tum and that his­tory and bring­ing it back here,” Lough­ery said.

TKH FDmSDLJn RI­fiFH DW Seventh and Mar­ket streets was open the pre­vi­ous Satur­day evening dur­ing the an­nual rn­der the Stars Car Show, but will re­ally get into gear af­ter La­bor Day, state RHS. 3Dul ClymHU, R-145, said.

Along with his own camSDLJn, WKH RI­fiFH SURYLGHs sup­port for sev­eral other naWLRnDl DnG sWDWH RI­fiFH FDnGL­dates, he said.

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per Bucks County we be­gin to move our agenda for­ward,” Cly­mer said. “This will be a very busy place.”

Al­though it seems a cliche, this year’s elec­tion is a piv­otal one for the fu­ture, Lough­ery said.

“It’s about which di­rec­tion we’re go­ing to go with our coun­try, which di­rec­tion we’re go­ing to go with our state,” Lough­ery said.

“We want to talk about the dif­fer­ences be­tween Republicans and Democrats,” Cly­mer said.

The busi­nesses that neigh­bRU WKH FDmSDLJn RI­fiFH demon­strate one of those dif­fer­ences, he said.

“You’ll see many entre-

rp- preneurs here and they did it on their own, con­trary to what the pres­i­dent said,” Cly­mer said re­fer­ring to 3UHsLGHnW BDUDFk 2bDmD’s com­ments that those who are suc­cess­ful have re­ceived help and not been suc­cess­ful only be­cause of hard work or in­tel­li­gence.

“Wealth is not a sin and that’s how it’s been por­trayed,” Cly­mer said.

“It’s class war­fare. We don’t need that in Amer­ica,” Cly­mer said. “What we need is peo­ple work­ing to­gether.”

Con­cerns in­clude the growth of gov­ern­ment, ex­ces­sive spend­ing and ex­ces­sive reg­u­la­tions, he said.

,n 3Hnn­sylYDnLD, KH pointed to the pas­sage un­der Gov. Tom Cor­bett of an on-time bud­get with no tax in­crease.

“We’re set­ting an ex­am­ple RI fisFDl UHsSRn­sLbLlLWy IRU the fed­eral gov­ern­ment,” Cly­mer said.

Yag­nesh Choksi, a Ben­salem School Board mem­ber and pres­i­dent of the Repub­lLFDn ,nGLDn CRm­mLWWHH, 3A, said he is an ex­am­ple of the diver­sity within the Repub­li­can party.

As the group cel­e­brated the open­ing of the cam­paign RI­fiFH DnG KHlG uS FDnGLGDWH signs out­side, some passersby honked in sup­port and stopped to ask for lawn signs to post at their homes.

There were also some, though, with a dif­fer­ing view.

“3RlLWLFs suFk,” RnH SDsserby said.

News-her­ald pho­tos — DEBBY HIGH

Bucks County Com­mis­sion­ers Chair­man Rob Lough­ery, cen­ter, and state Rep. Paul Cly­mer, R-145, right, ad­dress the crowd dur­ing the open­ing of the Republicans’

cam­paign of­fice in Perkasie.

Bucks County Repub­li­can Com­mit­tee mem­bers gather to­gether Aug. 23 for the grand open­ing of the cam­paign of­fice in Perkasie.

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