To:Sent: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 6:53 pmSubject: A message from Kent SorensonDear Constituents,It is with heavy heart that I write this letter of resignation to you, my constituents.In 2008, many of you coalesced around what seemed to be an impossible campaign that wasmy candidacy for State Representative of Iowa House district 74.We won.In 2010, even more of you jumped on the bandwagon I represented when I ran for the IowaSenate in district 37, which became Iowa Senate district 13.And we won again.
But it wasn’t because of me, and it sure wasn’t because of the money that was spent or because
of the ads or mailings.It was because of you. You agreed with the issues I campaigned on, like really fighting for theunborn, fighting against ever-increasing government encroachment into our lives and against bigspending, fighting to protect the 2nd Amendment and always fighting against those who want tosquash the rights the God gave us and that our Founding Fathers acknowledged when they laidthe foundations our country was built upon.
A lot of politicians promise they’ll “fight” for this or that on
the campaign trail and promptlyforget all about those promises when their butts hit the chair at the capitol.But I remembered.I remembered how much you folks want to go up to Des Moines and beat some sense into theout-of-touch politicians who think they know better than the little guy trying to run a small
business. I remembered how frustrated a lot of you folks were that we keep sending “pro
gun” candidates up to Des Moines only to have them return with a bunch of excuses
and “that’s the way it is.” I remembered how frustrated a lot of you folks were that we keep
electing “fiscal conservatives” every election but then watch helplessly as spending kept
skyrocketing.So I kept my promise and started fighting. I fought increased spending. I fought to defundtaxpayer funded abortions and sponsored Life at Conception. I fought to protect our 2ndAmendment rights and fought against gun-control bills and sponsored Constitutional Carry.I fought against government intrusions into the family and home like Obamacare and redefiningof the family. I fought against family-budget crippling tax increases.
But doing so painted a big target on my back, and today I’m unable to continue that fight.
Many of you might be aware that there have been allegations made against me in regards to myinvolvement during the 2012 presidential election cycle. Throughout this process, I havemaintained my innocence in relation to the specific allegations against me.
I’ve made mistakes and missteps along
the way. I said things that should have been wordeddifferently, I said things out of fear and at times I stumbled.