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Ziegler wins first county endorsement in 20th CD

Ziegler said taxation is a big issue because the country "won't be able to spend ourselves out of this $14 trillion national deficit." He wants to make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to pay the bills on a monthly basis and invest in the stock market, so they can both thrive and help create more jobs.

Greater freedoms, said Ziegler, have been imposed on by both liberals and conservatives over the past few years, whether it was being forced to purchase healthcare or the passing of the Patriot Act, putting Americans at risk of illegal and unconstitutional wire taps.

"Everyone is concerned about some actions taken by Washington in the past years and we need to make sure whatever we do to address national security doesn't undermine constitutional freedoms," said Ziegler.

Ziegler said he is confident he has the necessary support behind him to give now-Congressman Scott Murphy D-Glens Falls a serious run.

"I believe I have the support of many tea party groups and other organizations around the Capital District and bring both Republican and the middle American uprising together. With tea party support, I won't lose to a Democrat in any theoretical race," said Ziegler.

Ziegler is a Town of Ballston Committeeman, a volunteer state coordinator for HuckPAC and one of the founders of the NY Liberty Council, a coalition of grassroots organizations committed to constitutionally-limited government, fiscal conservatism and local control over issues, according to information from his campaign. Ziegler said he also brings recent first-hand experience with the subprime mortgage crisis and ensuing credit crisis, something he thinks is valuable and necessary.

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