EAST TENNESSEE, January, 2018– On the heels of introducing legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in Tennessee, Jimmy Matlock has received the first major endorsement in the race for United States Congress from the nation’s top conservative family values and pro-life group, Family Research Council Action PAC.
“I will stand for the sanctity of life, religious freedom, and family values in Washington
and look forward to working to defund Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest
provider of abortions – both in Tennessee and in Washington,” said Matlock in response to the endorsement. “This is a clear sign of momentum in the new year as conservatives
move toward our campaign.”
FRC Action PAC Executive Vice President, Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin commented:
“These challenging times require bold, convicted leaders. From speaking with Jimmy Matlock and observing his more than decade-long record in the Tennessee House of Representatives, we believe he will be such a leader in the United States Congress in the seat vacated by Rep. Jim Duncan.
— FRCAction (@FRCAction) January 16, 2018
“Jimmy’s credentials as a small business owner and state legislator will serve him well as a member of Congress. We have noted his deep-rooted desire to promote the interests of working class Americans over special interest groups, and his determination to stand apart from career politicians lacking real-world achievements. We commend his commitment to a limited government and constitutional conservatism.
“We applaud Jimmy’s desire to protect the sanctity of all life and end taxpayers’ forced partnership with Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest abortion provider. He understands the great importance of defending our religious freedom and cherished conscience protections so that the government does not force citizens to violate deeply-held religious beliefs. He also respects the central role the family must play if our nation is to thrive.
“FRC Action PAC is confident that if elected, Jimmy Matlock will continue to advocate for limited government and strong family values. We are pleased to offer our endorsement and encourage those who care about the future of our nation and our freedoms to do so as well,” concluded Boykin.