Thank you for both your friendship and confidence in my efforts to explore running for U.S. Congress in Florida’s new open seat in 2012.
Together, we built an incredible base earning “On The Radar” status with the National Republican Congressional Committee Young Guns program and strong endorsements from Conservative groups including Concerned Women For America.
The decision to run for Congress is a deep personal commitment and sacrifice for the candidate and their family.
While I remain committed to supporting our Conservative Republican leaders, I have decided I will not seek the Republican nomination in 2012. Time has presented opportunities to my family and I am focusing my support there and most importantly with my three young sons.
We created a strong base in Central Florida and I will continue to be active in furthering our conservative values.
Your investment in my efforts is greatly appreciated and I am truly inspired by your strong trust and confidence in me. I look forward to being in touch.
I look forward to attending the next meeting of the SouthWest Orange County Republican Club.
The club meets Wednesday, October 19th at 6:15 PM at the West Orange Country Club in Winter Garden (3300 West Orange Country Club Drive).
Concerned Women for America PAC has announced their support of Karen in the 2012 Congressional campaign.
The PAC is affiliated with Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with more than 500,000 grassroots members nationwide.
CWAPAC supported Karen in her 2010 run for Congress. Click here to listen to their audio endorsement from the last campaign.
Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America PAC had this to say about their endorsement:
“Getting to know Karen over the course of campaign 2010, it became clear to me that she would be a positive voice for the unborn and the family. Karen Diebel’s business background coupled with her pro-life convictions will make her a powerful addition to Congress in 2012. Concerned Women PAC endorses Karen Diebel because she will be a strong voice for the unborn and conservative values in Congress.”
Thank you for your support!
The National Republican Congressional Committee has announced our campaign is On The Radar, advancing in the NRCC’s Young Guns program.
The ‘Young Guns’ program encourages candidates who have proven their ability to meet crucial campaign benchmarks to develop their campaigns further in order to achieve victory on Election Day.
Read the NRCC’s press release here.
Former Winter Park City Commissioner Karen Diebel is already in the running for a new congressional seat that has yet to be created…
Diebel’s plan is to fill whatever new seat is added in the Central Florida area. This will be her second run at Congress in two years after narrowly losing in a Republican primary to Sandy Adams, the eventual winner of Florida’s 24th District congressional seat in 2010.
“My reasons and motivation remain the same,” Diebel said. “I think we haven’t gotten the changes right going forward. I’d like to help with that.”
Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley congratulated her on her candidacy and said he looks forward to seeing her campaign take shape.
“She’s a good listener, very cautious and concerned about financial situations and very mindful of making sure we don’t spend money needlessly,” Bradley said. “I’d love to have her in Congress representing us.” …
Regardless of the eventual shape of the district Diebel hopes to represent, Sarah Rumpf, a former campaign consultant for Diebel, said that she’s made an important move getting into the running first. “She’s done well to establish herself as the front-runner being out there first,” Rumpf said. “It’s not a guaranteed slam dunk that you win, but it’s a big advantage.”
Diebel said the redrawing process could take more than six months.
“We may not know where the district lines are drawn until early next year with the way the Legislature is communicating that,” Diebel said. “Until they draw the district lines, we’re just setting up.”
Full article here.
The Orlando Sentinel recently reported Karen Diebel filed paperwork to prepare to run for an open Congressional seat in central Florida in 2012. Excerpt below:
“Former GOP congressional candidate Karen Diebel plans to make another run at it in 2012 — but doesn’t intend to challenge any of the current Republican incumbents, said a source who worked on Diebel’s 2010 campaign.
Instead, Diebel — also a former Winter Park commissioner — plans to compete in an expected new seat in Central Florida that the state gets because of its growth in population.
‘There will be an open seat, it’s going to be somewhere and she’s going to run for it,’ said Sarah Rumpf, a consultant on her 2010 campaign. ‘I think she will do a great job.'”