CALLAWAY, Md. (Aug. 19, 2008)—Collins Bailey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Maryland's 5th congressional district announced today that he has received an endorsement from Ellen Sauerbrey. Sauerbrey twice ran unsuccessfully for the governorship of Maryland and also served as a State legislator. She served as the state chairman for the 2000 political campaign of George W. Bush.
Sauerbrey was appointed to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. State Dept. on Jan. 4, 2006, by President Bush in a recess appointment. Prior to that, she served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), with the rank of ambassador—also as a Bush appointee.
Sauerbrey's endorsement reads: "Collins shares my strong belief in limited government, individual freedom, and personal responsibility. He can be trusted to promote conservative economic, social, and foreign policy principles in the Congress. He is a good and decent man who has worked in the trenches for years in support of these values."
Collins will face long-time incumbent Steny Hoyer (D) in the November Presidential election.