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February 23, 2012

 Team America, a Political Action Committee founded by former chair of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus Tom Tancredo, "enthusiastically endorses John Koster for Washington's newly created First Congressional District."

"We couldn't have a better and more trustworthy candidate than John Koster. As a Congressman he will be a solid conservative vote and will always support true and fair immigration reform. And John will be a leader that we can depend on to fight amnesty", said Tancredo.

Koster, a third-generation dairy farmer whose grandparents migrated to America from Holland, is a long-time advocate of legal immigration and supports programs allowing Washington State farmers seasonal agriculture workers. He stands squarely in opposition, however, to any guest worker programs that provide a fraudulent cover for those seeking to flout U.S. immigration laws.

"The debate and problems we have today are not about legal immigration, but illegal immigration. The debate is also a matter of national security. We must secure our borders. We are a nation of laws; therefore, we first need to enforce our existing immigration laws. I will oppose efforts to provide amnesty for illegal aliens", said Koster.

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February 16, 2012 - Greg Anders, a career fighter pilot and candidate for Congress who suspended his campaign in late January, formally announced his strong support and endorsement for John Koster at a breakfast event in Lynden on Saturday.

Both Koster and Anders expressed disappointment that the redistricting process had placed them in a situation where they would have to run against each other in a Republican primary. 

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Greg Anders and John Koster

Anders, a Whatcom County resident and son of Apollo 8 Astronaut William Anders, challenged conservatives to "pull together" and support the Koster campaign with their time and treasure. Anders then presented a personal check to Koster to help "fight the money that is going to come out of the Democrat's liberal machine".

Speaking from his heart to the enthusiastic crowd, Anders said "John, I hope you get to plant that conservative flag on Capitol Hill for us".

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Koster is the lone Republican in the race for Washington's newly drawn 1st Congressional District. With the departures of Anders and James Watkins, Koster will no longer have to face a protracted and expensive primary campaign battle against fellow Republicans.

"I am humbled by the support and endorsement I have received from a high caliber individual like Greg Anders. My campaign will not be outworked and we intend to plant that conservative flag in Washington D.C. that Greg spoke of today. Republicans, Independents and conservative Democrats in the 1st district can unite behind my candidacy."

To learn more about John Koster's campaign for the U.S. Congress, please visit the campaign website at KosterForCongress.com

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Meet with John Koster, Snohomish County Councilman and candidate for the U.S. Congress; James Watkins, small business expert; and local business owners and entrepreneurs for a discussion on the major challenges facing American business today: the economy, unemployment, and runaway government spending.


Be ready to join the conversation and share your concerns!

   

 Date: Tuesday, Feb 28th

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 am

Place: The Bistro at The Chateau at Bothell Landing, 9921 W Riverside Dr., Bldg C, Bothell, WA   98011

 RSVPs requested by Friday, Feb 24th

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  *Coffee & Danish provided

"I've always believed that government policies need to encourage a healthy economic climate that stimulates commerce, thereby creating good paying jobs for our families. Revenues for police, roads, schools and other programs come from a tax base wholly dependent on a vibrant economy. Prosperity is created by a healthy private sector unshackled by heavy government regulation. If our children are going to have a bright future, it begins with government that lives within its means; one that allows its people to flourish."

-John Koster


WATKINS TO CHAIR KOSTER'S KING COUNTY EFFORTS    

January 30, 2012 - John Koster today expressed his gratitude to his two Republican primary opponents for their service to our country and their selfless decision to forgo their campaigns for Congress.   

"Greg Anders and James Watkins are great American patriots", said Koster. "Both of these men made a difficult, but honorable, decision to pull out of the race for the 1st Congressional district. I am grateful to them because now we will not have a protracted, expensive primary campaign. Republicans, Independents and conservative Democrats in the 1st district can unite behind my candidacy." 

John Koster thanks James Watkins for endorsement at Roanoke Conference

Anders from Bellingham and Watkins from Redmond both decided late last week not to challenge Koster for the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional district. Both were formidable candidates with experience, knowledge, and a correct vision for our nation. Watkins has agreed to serve as Koster's King County Chairman.

"With the primary field now cleared, I will focus on my positive message of more innovation, more jobs, less taxes and less government interference", said Koster, a Snohomish County Councilman.  

Koster, who declared his candidacy last summer, has already received donations from more than 800 people, and has built a formidable volunteer list.   

"I am humbled by the support from so many, and I intend to work harder than anyone to win the election in November", said Koster.

Six Democrats are still in the race for the 1st district. The Democrat primary will likely be divisive. Political observers believe the Democrats in the race will move as far left as possible in their anti-jobs, anti- business rhetoric.

"I look forward to hearing the Democrat candidates explain why, in the face of high energy prices and high unemployment, the Obama administration is shutting down the Keystone XL project and with it, tens of thousands of family wage jobs", said Koster.

"I look forward to hearing the Democrats defend the leader of their party for imposing an enormously expensive and unpopular government run healthcare plan on all Americans, while saddling us and our posterity with unconscionable deficits and debt".

C’mon up to Whatcom County for John Koster’s
Pancake Breakfast & Fundraiser!

Hosted by: Ron Reimer, President of the
Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR)
of Whatcom County, and the
Koster for Congress 2012 Campaign Team

Date: February 11, 2012
Time: 7:30am – 11:00am

PLACE
Mt. Baker Rotary Building (NW Washington Fairgrounds)
1775 Front Street,
Lynden, WA 98264

Cost
$15 donation per person, $30 donation per family

Please e-mail your RSVP to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or leave message: 360-631-6055

DIRECTIONS

From I-5 South
Take I-5 North to exit 256A "Guide Meridian". From exit 256A turn right onto
Guide Meridian (Highway 539). Go north approximately 10.2 miles. Turn right onto Front Street in Lynden.
Go east approximately .5 mile. The Northwest Washington Fair is located on the south side of Front Street
with parking surrounding.

From I-5 North
Take I-5 South to exit 270 "Birch Bay-Lynden Rd". From exit 270 turn left onto Birch Bay-
Lynden Rd. and travel east approximately 8.2 miles. At the intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. and Guide
Meridian, turn left onto Guide Meridian. Travel north approximately 0.2 mile, turn right onto Front Street and
travel east .5 mile. The Northwest Washington Fair is located on the south side of Front Street with parking
surrounding.


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The privately funded project would create thousands of blue-collar, family wage jobs   

January 20, 2012 - In the wake of President Obama's decision on Wednesday rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project, John Koster blasted President Obama and the Democratic Party for "abandoning blue collar voters from coast to coast". 

The Keystone pipeline project is a 1,700-mile expansion of an existing energy pipeline from Canada to the United States. The privately funded project would create thousands of blue-collar, family wage jobs in the U.S. and bring energy security to our nation. 

Koster, who is running for Congress in the newly drawn 1st Congressional District said "the so-called 'progressives' who now control the Democratic Party have made a cold, calculated decision to abandon working class voters to appease their base, which is made up in large part by radical environmental activists, who apparently do not care about jobs and families."

"As Americans from coast to coast struggle to make ends meet and find work, I'm enormously frustrated and extremely disappointed in President Obama's rejection of the Keystone pipeline. And where is the strategy for American energy independence? We find ourselves at the mercy of the Arab oil cartel, struggling to keep gasoline prices under $4 a gallon, and this President rejects the Keystone Pipeline?"  

"If the voters in Washington's 1st Congressional District want to know what another four years of Obama and the Democrats will look like, they need only look back at the first three. As the working class son of a working class father and mother, I will never abandon the working class," promised Koster. "Blue-collar men and women, union and non-union, built our country and they deserve our support, not the bait and switch political con they are getting from Obama and today's Democratic Party."  

As reported in Thursday's Wall Street Journal, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said President Obama's action "demonstrates a lack of seriousness about bringing down unemployment, restoring economic growth and achieving energy independence." Newt Gingrich called the decision "a stunningly stupid thing to do."

Numerous community leaders, elected officials and organizations endorse John Koster for Congress 

Arlington, WA - January 13, 2012 - With the dust barely settled after the announcement of the newly drawn congressional district lines, John Koster is already picking up key endorsements. Koster, a Snohomish County Councilman and former dairy farmer, is running for Congress in 1st Congressional District.

Bob Eberle, a Port Commissioner and past Chairman of the Skagit County Republicans, is heading up Koster's Skagit County efforts. Eberle said he is convinced that John Koster will make a great Congressman. 

"He is tried and proven", said Eberle. "He has been consistent. Koster's experience with the Snohomish County Council shows that he is a highly effective legislator, and can work well with both Democrats and Republicans, while maintaining his principles. John Koster is clearly the man we need to represent us in the US Congress from Wash District #1."

Numerous community leaders, elected officials and organizations - as well as the son of former President Ronald Reagan are on a list of endorsements released today by the Koster campaign.

Michael Reagan, who gave the keynote speech at a Koster event in December, said that he eagerly endorsed John Koster "because our country needs leaders like John, a former dairy farmer, who will stand up for working families."

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