Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Music Legend Pat Boone Sings Praises of Jane Norton

Alexandria, VA – Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, a national non-partisan senior citizen group, announced today that Jane Norton has won the Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. Norton is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado.

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 at the peak of his career. “I’m still singing at concerts, but now as national spokesman for 60 Plus, I’m singing the praises of Jane Norton who is a fighter for the elderly and seniors can count on Jane.

The Guardian award is given 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.

“Jane Norton can be counted on to protect Social Security and Medicare,” Boone said. “As Senator, Jane Norton will be a tax cutter, protecting the pocket books of senior citizens. 60 Plus calls on nearly 5.5 million seniors nationally for support, including almost 170,000 seniors in Colorado, so I believe I can speak on behalf of seniors when I say that they can count on Jane Norton.

“I have met Jane Norton. She is a person of character, integrity and faith,” said Boone, who is a Tea Party favorite and a strong patriot. “Jane wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with positive, substantive reforms that will make healthcare affordable and accessible. She is a leader. She is courageous. And Coloradans will be blessed with Jane Norton in the U.S. Senate.”

Previous 60 Plus award winners include former Colorado Senator Wayne Allard, Republican Reps. Doug Lamborn (5th District) and Mike Coffman (6th District) as well as Democrats, Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and Rep. Sanford Bishop of Georgia, the latter a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.