Music Legend Pat Boone
Sings Praises of Ron Johnson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Kandrach
October 26, 2010 703-807-2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandria, VA – Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for a national non-partisan senior citizen group, announced today that Ron Johnson has won the 60 Plus Association’s Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. Johnson is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.
Boone, still performing at concerts, was a recording, movie and TV star second to none in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and had 38 top 10 hits during his career. Now a national spokesman for 60 Plus, Boone labeled Johnson a “fighter for the elderly.” Boone, 76, and his wife, Shirley, have been married for 55 years and reside in Beverly Hills, California.
The Association’s Guardian Award is presented to Democrats and Republicans in Congress based on their “senior friendly” voting records. The Honorary Award is given to those running for office and is based on their views on seniors’ issues.
“Ron Johnson can always be counted on to protect Social Security and Medicare,” Boone said. “Ron Johnson will be a tax cutter, protecting the pocket books of senior citizens. 60 Plus calls on nearly 5.5 million seniors nationally for support, so I believe I can speak on behalf of seniors when I say that they can count on Ron Johnson. Clearly, seniors will have no finer friend in the U.S. Senate than Ron Johnson.”
The 60 Plus Association is an 18-year-old nonpartisan organization working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less taxes approach as well as a strict adherence to the Constitution. 60 Plus calls on support from nearly 5.5 million citizen activists. 60 Plus publishes a newsletter, SENIOR VOICE, and a Scorecard, bestowing awards on lawmakers of both parties who vote “pro-senior.” 60 Plus has been called, “an increasingly influential senior citizen’s group.”calendar