mayor, mayor, board member, vice governor, governor, andrepresentative.We may not be the biggest and most dominant party—butthis is no reason to lose heart. Our continued success only meansthat our connection with our constituents is strong and enduring,based on a solid track record of service, not on fads. And we areat a lower risk of suffering fair-weathered friends because ourmembers stick with the party based on shared principles andvalues.
LDP stands for democracy and development. We have given justice to these core values through the pieces of legislation wehave pushed for and passed during the 14
Congress.The LDP laid the groundwork for sustainable economicgrowth through banking and financial markets reform thatenabled our country to weather the financial crisis that continueto grip the United States and the Eurozone. We revised the