LET THE CAMPAIGN SEASON BEGINU.S. DISTRICT 2 HAS A CHALLENGER
Ladies and Gentlemen you are actually going to have an opportunity to place a man that we feel shows the epitome of integrity into office in 2018. We are well aware that there is a distinguished Veteran of the Army who was in command of the unit that captured Saddam Hussein. A good plumber and businessman don't always make a good politician. The voters in U.S. House District 2 in Oklahoma are going to have that chance. You'll have the chance to vote for an individual who to date has received not one single campaign donation from a political action committee or large business to one like Representative Mullin who tried to collect and spend campaign funds before he ever filed to run for his 4th term.
We first became aware of this article from reading this MuskogeePolitico.com: Economist Brian Jackson to run against Mullin following term limits violation. This article clearly indicates his decision to run was made based on the fact that Mr. Mullin went full steam ahead and broke the oath he gave to the citizens of his district by running for a fourth therm.
We next went to his campaign web site at www.jacksonforcongress.com to see what information was available. We were disappointed in not finding the party he is representing anywhere on the opening banner. We were impressed by the logo "for Free Markets and a Free People." That sounds a lot better than Mr. Mullin telling us that tax payers don't pay his salary.
We next went to his issue page here Issues – Brian Jackson for U.S. Congress. His campaign issues are pretty much the same as many other candidate with two exceptions. The first exception is the 1st Amendment. We haven't seen a candidate stand up for that in any campaign event yet. The second is in the tone in which he writes it. It gives you the impression that he means every word he says and is willing to go toe to toe with you to back it up.
The man is an author. He wrote this book Capitalism and Social Progress: The Future of Society in a Global Economy - P. Brown, H. Lauder - Google Books. Now we admittedly have never read it however one of our staff has taken it upon themselves to order and read the book.
We next went to www.votesmart.org to see what information they had available on him. We were surprised to find out that he had been a candidate for State Senate District 37 here Brian Jackson's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. As you can see there isn't a lot of information available here.
We next went to the ratings and endorsements page here Brian Jackson's Ratings and Endorsements - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. Even though he didn't win the election he still received one rating.
2016 NRA 86%
His opponent only got a 93% from the NRA.
We next went to see if they had anything on his campaign finance reports here Brian Jackson's Campaign Finances - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. These figures were incomplete and didn't show the entire campaign season. We knew we had to go somewhere else.
We next went to www.ok.gov/ethicscommission to see what they had on his campaign finance records. Although there was a great deal more money involved, we were impressed by the fact that he didn't receive any donations from special interest groups, political action committees or unions. It seems that those groups had already bought the vote of his opponent.
The next article of interest we found was this Brian Jackson (Oklahoma legislative candidate) - Ballotpedia. We learned more about his biographic and political history here than in any other location we looked. This will give you the voting results and everything.
In conclusion we can only say that it would appear that Brian Jackson is a better candidate than Markwayne Mullin for the District 2 seat. We can't help but wonder if he is willing to make the same pledge of no more than three terms as Mr. Mullins did and keep it. One thing we do know is that he has not been trying to collect and spend money under the table. The only notice that has been filed with the Federal Election Commission is his filing for candidate. He is a candidate to watch.