Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Thank You

Dear Friends,

Well, we worked hard, did our best, and we had a respectable showing. But at the end of the day I was not able to reach enough voters to get new representation in Utah's 3rd. I would like to thank all 51,017 of you that voted for me--a 31-year-old political novice who has never before sought political office. I appreciate your prayers and hopes that you placed in me. I hold your trust very close to my heart. For those of you that I did not earn your vote, I hope we can get get to know each other better in the future. I appreciate all the help and hope of our many contributors and volunteers in our campaign. We learned a lot and will be better for our cause next time. This may be the end of this campaign, but it is just the beginning of us working for a better future.

All the best,

Christian

Monday, November 06, 2006

GO VOTE ITS ELECTION DAY!

Here is our last ad of this campaign. This election in Utah's 3rd District is a simple choice:

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Christian Burridge Launches No Nonsense Ad

Check out our new ad that aired today. It discusses the differences between Christian and his opponent.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Listen to Christian Burridge on KCPW

Jonathan Brown interviews Christian Burridge on KCPW. Listen to what aired on KCPW this morning here.

Listen to Christian Burridge on KUER's Morning Edition

Christian Burridge lays out his positions of a variety on a variety of issues. Jenny Brundin interviews Christian Burridge on KUER's Morning Edition.

Listen Here.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Crumbling: KSL Nightside breaks that Cannon going to 'cut 'n run' from previously scheduled Doug Wright Debate

The Cannon for Congress website states,
Elections are about comparing candidates, their experience, their records, and their stands on the issues. This campaign should not be waged solely through advertising and paid “messaging”. We need to actually talk about the issues, to give voters and each other the opportunity to challenge our stands, understand our backgrounds and hear first-hand our visions for Utah’s future. “There is a great deal going on in Congress right now, but debates are important. I look forward to them, and I am committed to participate in as many as we can schedule.

The Doug Wright debate was scheduled on November 1. But after today's
Salt Lake Tribune endorsement of Christian Burridge, Chris Cannon has cut and run and is looking for cover.

Listen here:






Salt Lake Tribune Endorses Christian Burridge for Utah's Third Congressional District


Tribune Editorial Salt Lake Tribune

Article Last Updated:10/26/2006 09:01:27 PM MDT

Rep. Chris Cannon has served five terms in Congress with little to show for it. It's time for a change. His opponent in the 3rd Congressional District, Democrat Christian Burridge, is an articulate young attorney who practices consumer law. A former college debate champion, he has both a passion for advocacy and a solid grasp of major issues that face the nation.
At 31, he would be one of the youngest members of Congress, but as he rightly points out, that would be appropriate in a district with one of the youngest populations in the nation. The Tribune's Editorial Board believes that 3rd District voters would be better served by a young man who would be enthusiastically engaged in the job than an incumbent who, frankly, doesn't show much interest.
We also are concerned that Cannon is tone deaf to ethical questions. He makes no apologies for giving ear to the blandishments of his brother, Joe, a professional lobbyist, when the latter is representing a client. But a congressman has a public duty to hold himself apart from even the appearance of influence by special interests.
Cannon's former chief of staff, David Safavian, has been convicted of misleading investigators about his role in a golf junket to Scotland as part of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Cannon himself has not been implicated in the mess, though he did return a $2,000 campaign contribution from Abramoff. Nor did Safavian's misdeeds occur while he was working for Cannon.
But Cannon's positions on legislation while Safavian was working for him coincided remarkably with those of former clients of his chief of staff, who was himself a former lobbyist. Cannon says that is purely coincidental. Otherwise, Cannon has voted the Republican party line on a remarkably long list of disastrous policies, from the war in Iraq to both versions of the Patriot Act to the Terri Schiavo fiasco to the extension of the Bush tax cuts.
Burridge, by contrast, is no socialist. A native Utahn, he's a graduate of Brigham Young University's law school, and he stands for protecting the rights of the unborn and traditional marriage. But he also believes that neocon efforts to abandon public education, worker rights, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are not Utah values.
We think he's right.
UTAH'S 3rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT includes southwest Salt Lake County, most of Utah County, eastern Juab County and all of Sanpete, Sevier, Millard and Beaver counties.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Listen to the Doug Wright Show On Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with Christian

Christian Burridge will appearing on the Doug Wright Show on KSL Radio tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Tune in!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Christian Burridge on KSL Nightside

Listen to Christian talk about ethics reform in congress and take calls on KSL Nightside here: