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    TN District 5, Constitution Party, Tom Kovach for CONGRESS

    Tom Kovach Illegal Immigration Stances Constitution Candidate Campaign Congress US House

    Name of Candidate: Tom Kovach

    Name of Campaign Committee: Kovach for Congress

    Mailing Address: 1439 N. Mt. Juliet Rd., Suite 209
    Mount Juliet, TN 37122-3315

    Phone Contact Information:
    h: (615) 773-1709 (U/L)
    c: (615) 417-2308 (Verizon)

    Campaign E-mail and website:
    www.tk-05-tn.net
    campaign@tk-05-tn.net

    State and District: TN-05

    Political Party: Constitution Party*
    (*running on Republican Party line, for ballot
    access)

    Is the candidate (Incumbent, Challenger, Open Seat):
    challenger

    Incumbents only: What is your career grade at
    www.betterimmigration.com ?

    Campaign Funds Raised as of most recent reporting
    cycle: $1,005

    This form completed by (Candidate and Campaign
    Managers Only):

    Candidate Background Information
    click: "Fast Facts"
    http://tk-05-tn.net/Pages/Frames/fast-facts.html
    and, "Military Career":
    http://tk-05-tn.net/Pages/Frames/military.html

    Top Campaign Issues:
    border security, terrorism, restraining government
    to its Constitutional limits

    Education, Awards & Honors:
    AAS in criminal justice from Community College of
    the Air Force, professional certificate as a paralegal

    District Information

    Please give a brief description of your district:
    A vibrant and growing area of middle Tennessee,
    including Nashville (state capital) and surrounding
    areas. There is a great mix of commerce (especially
    the insurance industry), education (19 universities in
    Nashville alone), industry (including a variety of
    factories), transportation (23 trucking companies in
    Nashville alone, the crossroads of three Interstate
    highways, plus the historic Ingram Barge Company),
    agriculture (livestock -- especially horses, plus
    certain crops and vineyards), and the arts (hey, it's
    Music City). Nashville is a media center, with
    several network TV stations, two daily newspapers, and
    two dozen radio stations.

    Percentage of Democrat, Republican, and Unaffiliated
    Voters:
    The 5th District covers parts of three counties:
    Davidson (Nashville), Wilson, and Cheatham. The 5th
    covers about 95% of Davidson County, which is about
    65% Democrat. The two outlying counties have about
    the reverse proportion, and are two of the state's
    four most conservative counties. (Williamson County,
    which is in the 7th CD, neighbors Davidson County.
    The fourth, Blount County, is in east Tennessee.)
    Independent campaigns have only had fractional
    support, partly due to Tennessee’s restrictive
    ballot-access system for parties other than the Big
    Two.

    Survey Questions

    (Please describe your feelings on the following with a
    number 1-10 or with the response Undecided (1=Strongly
    Disagree, 2-4=Disagree, 5=Neutral, 6-9 Agree,
    10=Strongly Agree)

    I believe illegal immigration can be reversed if we
    enforce our existing laws? (1-10)
    10

    As a member of Congress I will use the full force of
    my office to ensure the Executive Branch starts to
    enforce our existing immigration laws? (1-10)
    10

    Illegal Immigrants should be deported when detected in
    the interior of the US? (1-10)
    10

    Law abiding and legal American citizens should be
    required to accept biometric identification? (1-10)
    1

    I believe that local and state police should assist
    with immigration enforcement? (1-10)
    10

    Federal taxpayer funding to groups that support
    illegal immigration like La Raza should be stopped.
    (1-10)
    10

    I support "Comprehensive immigration reform" that
    would allow illegal aliens currently in the US to stay
    without fear of deportation as guest or temporary
    workers? (1-10)
    2 (NOTE: the only exception would be “asylum”
    cases to escape tyranny.)

    Illegal aliens should be allowed to leave the US and
    return quickly on a fast track as guest or temporary
    workers? (1-10)
    2 (except for cases where the employer will
    sponsor the alien, and both pay a fine.)

    Illegal Immigrants should be allowed to attend state
    sponsored universities at in state tuition rates?
    (1-10)
    1

    Employers that intentionally hire illegal aliens
    should be fined and or arrested depending on the
    severity. (1-10)
    10

    English should be the national language of America.
    (1-10)
    10

    I support the SPP Security and Prosperity Partnership
    and Agreements that combine the economies of America,
    Mexico, and Canada. (1-10)
    1

    I believe the existing law that says aiding and
    abetting illegal aliens inside the US is a crime
    should be enforced? (1-10)
    10

    Banks should be allowed to continue giving taxpayer
    backed home mortgages to illegal aliens? (1-10)
    1 (and, banks that do so should be fined.)

    Executive Branch orders to US Border Patrol to only
    "Catch and Release" illegal aliens at the border and
    not to speak to the media or Members of Congress
    should be rescinded? (1-10)
    10

    Congress should investigate why the Executive Branch
    of the United States is not enforcing our existing
    immigration laws, why all fines against employers had
    ceased by 2004, and why some actions of the Executive
    branch appear to be more in the interest of drug and
    human smugglers than the American public? (1-10)
    10

    Short Answer

    Has your campaign addressed the topic of illegal
    immigration in speeches, commercials, ads, or campaign
    materials? What are those messages? (Please provide
    sources or examples) Yes.

    1. Numerous columns, especially, “Who will stand up
    to the Brown Berets?” and “Borderline math”. See
    archives at:
    http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/kovach

    2. Filed an *amicus curiae* brief in Federal court
    against supporters of illegal aliens.
    http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index ... s_id=50890

    3. Numerous speeches and rallies in the area,
    including (others not shown, for brevity):
    a. 27 Jan 2006: candlelight vigil in front of
    Senator Frist’s office
    http://www.tnrip.org/Events/012706.htm
    b. 03 Mar 2006: sat next to Congressman Tom
    Tancredo at GOP fundraiser
    (and, as a result, got the endorsement of the Team
    America PAC)
    (I’m in the left of the photo, back to camera)
    http://www.tnrip.org/Events/030306/Dinner/P3030067.jpg
    c. 19 Mar 2006: “Minuteman Across America”
    petition drive at Sen. Frist’s office
    http://www.tnrip.org/Events/041906.htm
    d. 08 May 2006: Minuteman rally with Jim
    Gilchrist
    http://www.tnrip.org/Events/050806MMPRally.htm
    e. 16 Jun 2006: Paul Revere ride and rally,
    with Frosty Wooldridge
    http://www.tnrip.org/Events/PaulRevereR ... Ride06.htm


    What do you feel your opponent's stance on illegal
    immigration or immigration reform is or would be?

    My opponent, Jim Cooper, voted against HR 4437.
    During the deliberations, he voted FOR all the
    amendments that watered down security, and AGAINST all
    of the amendments that beefed up security. It’s among
    the votes described here:
    http://tk-05-tn.net/Pages/Frames/cooper-votes.html

    Have you been endorsed by or received contributions
    from any other immigration reform or illegal
    immigration reduction groups at this time?

    Endorsed by, but no money from:
    1. Tennesseans for Responsible Immigration
    Policies (TnRIP)
    2. Team America PAC

    Would you openly accept an endorsement and or
    contribution from ALIPAC?
    Yes.


    Please use the remainder of this space to share any
    further opinions on these issues. (optional)

    I come from an immigrant family — as do most
    Americans, if we trace our history back far enough. I
    have nothing against other cultures or other
    languages. I do, however, have something against
    people that come to our country and refuse to become
    Americans. (One can embrace the new American culture,
    without abandoning their ethnic heritage.) And, I
    have something very strongly against people that sneak
    across our borders.
    I’m especially appalled that our Border Patrol
    recently prosecuted to of their own agents, who were
    sentenced to several years in Federal prison, for
    shooting at a drug smuggler that shot at them. That a
    government agency would do that, and that a jury of
    twelve Americans would allow it, is inconceivable to
    me. If elected, I would work to overturn that
    decision, set those agents free, and prevent such an
    event from recurring.

    -------------------------------

    Candidate Pledge

    I, ___Thomas F. Kovach___, hereby pledge to stand with
    the American public to have the US Border secured and
    existing immigration laws enforced with the intention
    of reducing the number of illegal aliens entering and
    remaining in the US. I understand that the vast
    majority of Americans want the border secured,
    taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens ended, local
    police helping to enforce immigration laws, and
    employers that hire, aid, and abet illegal aliens to
    be charged.

    Furthermore, I will not support any trade agreement or
    Executive Branch treaty that compromises our ability
    to enforce our existing immigration laws and threatens
    US sovereignty.

    I will actively oppose any attempt to remove or
    replace the current laws that say illegal aliens are
    to be deported with a guest worker or temporary worker
    program that allows illegal aliens to stay or quickly
    return to the US.

    Signed,

    _____(signed electronically, via e-mail)____
    Candidate Name

    ___Thomas F. Kovach______
    Date
    ____Mon, 23 Oct 2006____
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    ALIPAC Endorses Tom Kovach for Congress

    November 04, 2006
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
    (866) 329-3999 or WilliamG@alipac.us

    Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is pleased to offer our endorsement to the Tom Kovach for Congress Campaign because Tom Kovach wants our borders secured, our existing immigration laws enforced, and illegal aliens to leave the United States of America.

    "Over 80% of the voters consistently indicate they want our border secured and our existing immigration laws enforced," says William Gheen of ALIPAC. "While some lawmakers in Washington want to change our existing laws and allow illegal aliens to stay in our nation, Tom Kovach will oppose any Guest Worker or Temporary Worker Program that would allow illegals to stay. Tom Kovach wants illegal aliens to go back to their homes in the nations they are citizens of."

    Illegal immigration has become a top issue in the 2006 campaigns. There are currently 12-22 million illegal aliens in America. Most Americans are aware that this problem has been created by the non enforcement and minimal enforcement of our existing immigration laws. According to surveys of U.S. Border Patrol agents, illegal crossings have increased as some US lawmakers have called for amnesty disguised as a Guest Worker or Temporary Worker Program.

    "It is common sense that for any law to be a deterrent, the penalties must be greater than the rewards." says William Gheen. "Illegal aliens can never reimburse us for what they have taken and therefore must return home. Can you imagine what America would be like if bank robbers only had to return a portion of the money when caught for robbing banks?"

    Americans are being told by some politicians such as John McCain and Edward Kennedy that they must accept a Guest Worker Program because "We cannot deport 12 million people."

    Americans do not have to deport 12 million people. Enforcement of our existing laws by fining employers, securing the border, empowering local police, and removing taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens will cause millions of illegals to leave on their own. Currently, illegal aliens are leaving the state of Georgia and parts of Pennsylvania due to local efforts to enforce the law in those areas. (See 'How To Reverse Illegal Immigration' at www.alipac.us)

    Americans for Legal Immigration is a one of the largest national organizations fighting illegal immigration. ALIPAC is a multi-ethnic organization that enjoys the support of many LEGAL immigrants. Supporters are organized in all 50 states. For more information, please visit www.alipac.us

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    Post Office Box 30966, Raleigh, NC 27622-0966
    Tel: (919) 787-6009 Toll Free: (866) 329-3999
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