Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pantano for Congress announces key events on campaign calendar.

Verne Strickland Blogmaster / July 9, 2011
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Remembering The Heroes Who Perished This Weekend

Please join Ilario and the Pantano Campaign in remembering in your thoughts and prayers the 30 US soliders who were tragically killed in Afghanistan this weekend when their helicopter was shot down.  In rememberance of these brave soliders, Ilario wanted to share the reflections of Debbie Lee, a Gold Star Mom. Ms. Lee is a friend, a patriot and tragically the mother of the First US NAVY SEAL to be killed in Iraq. She has worked tirelessly to restore America. These are her hopes and her prayers in the wake of this weekend's tragedy:

"My heart aches with the devastating news this morning of the great loss of life today in Afghanistan as a helicopter went down with 31 Special Forces Operators, the majority of them from Navy SEAL Team 6."
"As part of the Naval Special Warfare community and the Mother offallen SEAL Marc Alan Lee this is a very personal and painful  loss."
"My heart grieves deeply with the families and the community. I standready to deploy to help these families to provide comfort, strength and help in whatever way I can."
"Their sacrifice is a reminder of all who have given their lives fighting the terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan and the dedication of all of our troops who are serving faithfully. We must never forget the sacrifice our troops and their families have made and continue to make defending America and our freedoms."
"I know all Americans want to reach out and I will keep you posted how we can do that but at this point prayer is one of the most powerful things we can be doing for these families and for the community."
Please visit Ms. Lee's website, www.americasmightywarriors.org, to learn more about her organization, about her mission of honoring our son's memory by honoring our military, their families, and the families of the fallen, and about how you can help! 

Join Us for a Pig Pickin' Celebrating Ilario's 40th birthday party and
the Grand Opening of our Volunteer Headquarters!

August 13, 2011 - Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10 Pig Pickin’
With a Special Book Signing by
Congressman Joe DioGuardi
Author of “Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn't Add Up”
"Joe DioGuardi is one of the real heroes in the War on Waste. In this book Joe reads the riot act over how our lawyer-filled Congress mismanages your money and 'cooks' our national books, using numbers like a drunk uses a lamp post - for support rather than illumination." --J. Peter Grace, Chairman, Citizens Against Public Waste
DioGuardi, a CPA for over 20 years, who served two terms in Congress provides an insiders  account that exposes Congress's "grossly inept and deceitful fiscal practices."DioGuaardi shows how " congressional taxing, spending and guaranteeing combine with outrageous personal perks, deals and legal exemptions to endanger 'the very soul of American democracy.'"  In the midst of the current debt crisis and the economic struggles presently facing our country this is a timely message we all need to hear.
8207 Market Street, Unit H -Wilmington
Porters Neck Shopping Center, near the Post Office
Make our office your conservative headquarters away from home! Come for stickers, signs and T-shirts from all your favorite GOP candidates!
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm starting 8/15
PS. We’ll be celebrating Ilario’s 40th Birthday too!
EVERYONE is invited to celebrate with Ilario and Jill and the boys and… Enjoy a piece of birthday cake – Ilario’s treat for All! Bring the family – fun activities for the kids!
Brunswick County Luncheon Reception & Book Signing this Monday, August 15th!
Hungry for conservative ideals and principles?

Join us for a luncheon reception with:


Local Conservative Republican Congressional Candidate (NC-7)
Family man, Businessman, Author and two-time Marine War Veteran

Special Guest Book Signing with:



“Joe DioGuardi is one of the real heroes in the War on Waste. In his book Joe reads the riot act over how our lawyer-filled Congress mismanages your money and ‘cooks’ the books, using numbers like a drunk use a lamppost – for support rather than illumination”
– J. Peter Grace, Chairman, Citizens against Public Waster

WHEN: Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE: DOCKSIDE SEAFOOD HOUSE, 9955 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467

WHAT: Your $25.00 Lunch Donation includes Choice of entrée (shrimp, flounder, clam strips or grilled chicken) salad, dessert and sweet tea

Photo Opportunity with Ilario Pantano and Congressman DioGuardi
11:30 am – Noon ($10.00 Donation)
*Special Book Signing Opportunity by Congressman Dio Guardi too!
Personally autographed BOOKS will be available for a $20 donation
PLEASE come dine with Fellow PATRIOTS in support of Ilario Pantano and Congressman DioGuardi as they enlighten and inspire us on the important issues

RSVP by 8/14/11

Pantano for North Carolina, PO Box 11280, Wilmington NC 28404

Or email: finance@pantanoforcongress​.com or 910-471-304

Lunch and Learn!

Join us as we kick off our educational series on important issues in policy and history. We will start with a lecture series on the constitution taught by an instructor that has generously donated her time.

Our first classes wil be 8/16, 8/18, 8/23 and 8/25 from noon until 1:00pm.

Bring lunch and a hunger for History!

Can’t make ‘em all? No worries. More policy classes will follow.
Stay tuned for more information on future classes!



Building for Victory in 2012!

As we open our headquarters this week, and continue to build for victory in 2012 please consider doing your par to help us move forward.  We have a grassroots army that is already working on the ground, and the right message for these perilous times.  Now we just need your help to ensure that we have the resources to make our message heard across the 7th District!


You can contribute online or mail contributions to:

Pantano for North Carolina
P.O. Box 11280
Wilmington, NC 28404.

Thank you for your generous contribution and ongoing support!

*Please list Employer and Occupation information on checks.






Thank you for your continued support!