Irish-American Republicans Endorse Sager

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Irish-American Republicans Endorse Sager


Brooksville, FL, August 20, 2010 – The Irish-American Republicans, a 130-year-old coalition of Irish-Americans in the Republican Party, today announced their endorsement of Jason Sager for Congress in Florida’s 5th Congressional District.

“It is important that we prevent Ginny Brown-Waite’s hand picked candidate from continuing politics as usual in Washington. Jason Sager stands for sound Constitutional principles,” the group’s regional chairman Jim Bomford said in a news release.

We are proud to endorse Mr. Sager, a Navy Veteran and Constitutional Conservative. Jason’s Irish heritage will go a long way towards helping him fight the Reid, Pelosi, Obama agenda and not embrace or compromise with their liberal plans” added National Chairman Grant Lally.

The Irish-American Republicans are a national organization, originally organized in 1868 and chartered in 1880, dedicated to promoting the principles of the Republican Party, building Republican support among the 45-million-strong Irish-American community, strengthening relations between Ireland and the United States, and supporting the cause of justice and peace in Northern Ireland. The Irish-American Republicans’ Advisory Chairs include Rep. John Mica and former Rep. Tom Feeney, while its Board is comprised of Irish-American leaders from the business, political, media and legal communities.

In accepting this endorsement, Jason Sager said, “I have been told that I have the ‘gift of gab’ which I attribute to my Irish heritage. I intend to use that gift in Congress to speak up about the Constitution and the principles and values that are the foundation of this great nation. Somewhere in heaven there is a long line of my ancestors smiling right now. My grandfather, Bob Layden, taught us about Irish Diplomacy growing up and I hope that I can continue to master the art.”

Jason’s Irish heritage comes from his mother’s ancestry and has been traced back to Bridget and Robert Hackett who came to America from Waterford, Ireland circa 1860. Jason’s great-grandfather, James P. Layden (son of Ellen Hackett and Joseph Layden) was born on the 4th of July, 1893, which was a great source of pride to him. He became a member of the New York Fire Department when they still had horse-drawn water wagons and he proudly marched in many of New York’s famous St. Patrick’s Day parades.


Jason P. Sager is a candidate for United States Representative in the August 24th Republican Primary for Congressional District 5. He believes in limited government as defined in our Constitution and not as assigned by a political party. He is asking for the honor and privilege to be the voice of the people in Congress for Florida’s Fifth Congressional District. He believes it’s time that the people set the agenda, not the politicians..


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