Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. to Secretary of State Clinton: “Seek Peace in the Middle East”

Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr., U.S. Senate Candidate, urges Washington, DC leadership to support Israel as firm ally of Democracy.

Miami, FL, March 12, 2009 --(PR.com)-- One day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sided with Palestinians in a Jerusalem housing spat (WSJ 03/09/09; p. A7), Republican United States Senate candidate Marion Thorpe released the following statement:

“I firmly urge President Obama’s foreign policy team, led by Secretary of State Clinton, to support our age old ally Israel as we seek long-term peace and stability in the Middle East. The U.S. should not engage in local politics, including zoning matters, at the risk of instability and undermining the domestic policies of freedom’s greatest ally in the region. As Florida’s United States Senator, I will vote to stand with defenders of freedom and support Israel in their permanent path to peace.”

Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. is the first Republican candidate to file for Florida’s US Senate Seat being vacated by Mel Martinez. Thorpe is the former State of Florida Chief Medical Officer. In 2008, Dr. Thorpe ran for United States Congress in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, where he earned a record number of votes for a Republican candidate in this heavily Democratic district.

As the former Chief Medical Officer of the State of Florida, Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. sought to ensure that new technology was used across the state to prevent medical mishaps and loss of patient information. Dr. Thorpe launched several programs to ensure that the care offered by Florida ’s HMOs and Public Health providers would serve patients better on all levels. Additionally, Dr. Thorpe fought to close the Health Disparities gap for all Floridians.

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