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Whig National Committee Officially Returns to DC, Announces Two More Congressional Candidates

Initially founded by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the Modern Whig Party continues to build its national presence.

Washington, DC, October 21, 2009 --( As the only grassroots political movement recognized by various media outlets throughout the country to appeal to mainstream voters of all political stripes, the Modern Whig movement has taken another step in its national efforts to compete with the other two parties with the reconstitution of the Whig National Committee. The first public act of the WNC is to announce that two more viable, common sense advocates have filed to run for Congress under the revived Whig Party banner.

The latest federal Whig candidates to announce their official candidacy, in conjunction with the Florida Whig Party, include John Annarumma of Gainesville, FL and Clayton Schock of Broward County, FL. Paul McKain's Congressional campaign already is making waves in his district, as is our state candidate, Gene Baldassari, who is running for the New Jersey Assembly.

Clayton Schock is described as a common man with common sense who has risen to the task of accepting the difficult duty and responsibility of standing up to a highly trained and financed political machine that is understood and resonates with the voting majority known as "We the People."

And as a national movement revived by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, John Annarumma is among the countless Modern Whigs to have directly served in the post-9/11 conflicts. With over eleven (11) years of law enforcement combined with fourteen (14) years of active duty and reserve military experience, John has served his country to the highest order for most of his adult life. This truly unique experience has enabled John Annarumma to possess a unique perspective on what it means to serve, protect, and defend his nation, state, and community.

The WNC is based in Washington, DC and designed to serve as an umbrella for the overall Modern Whig Party. A national online event designed to allow members of both the media and general public to interact with the candidates will take place from 7-7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 21. Participants from across the country are expected to attend.

About the Whig Party:

Established in 1833, the Whigs are one of America's oldest mainstream political parties. They were the original party of Abraham Lincoln and four other U.S. Presidents.

Revived by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the grassroots movement has quickly attracted tens of thousands of members. They represent moderate voters from all walks of life that cherry-pick between traditional Democratic and Republican ideals in what has been called the Modern Whig Philosophy. This Washington, DC-based national movement values common sense, rational solutions ahead of ideology and partisan bickering.

This includes general principles of fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and educational/scientific advancement.

Florida is the first state in the nation to achieve ballot access for Whig candidates. To date, members and leaders of the national Modern Whig movement have been invited to play a role in GOP and Democratic initiatives while pushing their own common sense, non-fringe agenda of what some have called the fastest growing mainstream political party in the nation.

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Whig National Committee
Elaine Stephens
Jason M. Rogoski
Florida Whig Party Director of Communications

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