NEW: Senate Candidate Winslow Makes Pitch to Worcester GOP
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Winslow faces an uphill battle with a short election cycle and a contested primary against at least one other GOP candidate, businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, as well as two U.S. Representatives vying for the nomination on the Democratic side.
"I'm not going to rest," he said, adding that the next 90 days will be a sprint to the finish line. "We have a great team. We're putting together a team of experienced, hungry people."
Winslow said the country is at a critical tipping point, with the national debt poised to exceed the national gross domestic product and budgetary decision being made today that will reach two or three generations down the road.
"If I go down to Washingotn, I'm going to bring my message of fiscal conservatism, and i'm proud of it," he said. "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."
Noting the importance of the U.S. Senate race and the typically low turnout for special elections, Winslow reminded party supporters that every vote counts, especially this June.
"The power of this party resides in the people who are willing to work," he said, in an appeal to the GOP's grassroots network, of which he is a product, to help gather signatures and get Winslow's pro-job, pro-opportunity message out in the coming months.
"This guy has a fire in his belly," said Chris Pinto of the Worcester Republican City Committee. "It was an inspiring speech."
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