Hello Fellow Patriot!
Thank you for your support in helping me bring my America First conservative agenda to Washington. This newsletter is the second in a series that I will send out to inform supporters about my campaign’s activities, major issues, and events taking place both locally and nationally.
December was a great month, and I want to highlight what we accomplished, as well as the issues we discussed and significant campaign developments. I will then mention our plans for January and close by offering a message of hope and thanks for the holidays.
This month was filled with activities, as I spread my America First conservative message to the residents of the Third District.
On December 4th, I attended an Adam Laxalt event at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country that featured Kellyanne Conway as the main speaker. It was great to hear her rally the troops ahead of next year’s midterms and use polling to lay out the case for why the Democrats are in deep trouble.
On December 9th, the campaign attended a Christmas mixer for a new Republican Women’s group, the Battle Born Republican Women. They will officially launch in January, and I look forward to working with them over the coming months.
Finally, on December 15th, I conducted the campaign’s third tele-town hall with future constituents in the Third District. We talked about my background and a number of issues, including inflation, COVID/vaccine mandates, the future of abortion in the U.S., and threats from Russia and China. To encourage participation, we also polled the audience on many of these topics. It was great to hear people’s opinions on these matters and discuss potential solutions with them.
We were very active in the community throughout the month, and we look forward to attending and hosting more events in January and beyond!
While there are many major issues facing Nevadans and Americans writ large, there are three that are currently top of mind:
Inflation: Inflation continues to be a great danger to the American economy, as supply chain bottlenecks limit the amount of available goods and government stimulus drives demand beyond what the economy can bear. Indeed, November 2021 saw inflation rise 6.8 percent year-to-year, the largest increase since 1982. Higher inflation means that prices on consumer goods like gas and groceries will be much higher, a reality that is certain to make Christmas shopping and travel much more expensive for all Americans. To make matters worse, Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law last month and continues to push a $1.75 trillion social welfare and climate bill (though it has stalled for now), both of which will supercharge inflation.
COVID/Vaccine Mandates: The past few weeks have seen the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, and while data is still preliminary, early signs suggest it is more contagious and less deadly than the Delta variant. Nevertheless, Joe Biden has continued his effort to impose vaccine mandates on the American people, in spite of the loss of freedom and the economic harm they will cause. Fortunately, these mandates have been stayed by the courts, which seem to be looking at them critically. Furthermore, the Senate passed a resolution (with the support of two Democrats) that disapproved of the vaccine mandate for private businesses. It won’t overturn the mandate, but it shows rising discontent with Biden’s heavy-handedness. Resistance to the mandates is growing and looks likely to prevail in the end. We’ll find out in the coming months.
A Darkening Foreign Policy Picture: In the past few months, Russia and China have made very threatening moves. They saw weakness from Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and, as a result, are looking to expand their power and influence. Russia has amassed 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine and could try to take over the country, while China has tested a hypersonic missile and looks set on taking control of Taiwan. Biden’s weakness has put the U.S. in a very dangerous position, and I fear this situation could rapidly deteriorate next year. Hopefully, it won’t spark a major conflict.
Major Campaign Developments
December saw two major developments with regard to the issues that will shape the 2022 election.
The first was the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which will decide whether or not there is a constitutional right to an abortion. Five of the conservative justices seemed inclined to say no, and a ruling is expected to come next July, right as the midterm elections are heating up. If the Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, it will ensure that abortion will become a major point of contention during the campaign.
The second development was Joe Biden’s continued struggles to pass his Build Back Worse social spending and climate legislation. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wanted the legislation passed by Christmas, but his caucus failed to secure the support of Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. The deadline now will not be met, which means that the legislation will be pushed back into next year. As a result, the chances of it passing are much slimmer. If Manchin and Sinema hold firm next year and the package fails completely, we may dodge a bullet and be spared even worse inflation and debt.
My campaign will continue to meet with constituents and local Republican groups throughout the first half of January. We will also begin laying the foundation for voter outreach and volunteer door-knocking that will take place in the months ahead.
The most noteworthy event will be a tele-town hall on Wednesday, January 26th, at 6:30 pm Pacific time. As in past months, I will talk about major issues and take calls from residents of the Third District.
A Special Christmas Message from John
As the holiday season sets upon us, I want to thank all of the people who have supported my campaign thus far. When I first announced my run back in July, it was a completely new experience. I am not a politician and only recently decided to enter the arena to help save the country from disaster. But I am amazed and thrilled by the amount of support we have received from everyday Nevadans just like you. You are the lifeblood of this campaign, and I could not promote my America First conservative message without you.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, which was meant to serve as a new beginning for the world. It was a moment that signaled the promise of better things to come. Likewise, as we bring this difficult year to a close, let us remember that 2022 offers hope for turning things around and sowing the seeds of a better future for our country.
Thank you again for all your support. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
How to Get Involved
Our campaign is eager for Nevadans to help out in any way they can. Here are some options:
- Visit our website at www.kovacsforcongress.com to sign up to volunteer.
- Like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@johnkovacsforcongress, @kovacsforNV3, JohnKovacsforCongress).
- Donate $5, $10, $15, $25, or whatever amount you can give at our website or via our ads on social media.
December was a great month, and we look forward to an excellent January. Thank you for your support!
— John Kovacs