Kathleen Sullivan has been an Eagle Forum Board member for 30 years, and a close friend and confidant of the Eagle Forum Founder, and national treasure, Phyllis Schlafly. Kathleen is also the Founder of the Project Reality Abstinence Education Project. For decades Kathleen has been a leading voice nationwide on all issues related to the Sanctity of Human Life and Freedom of Religion. Kathleen was a Republican Candidate for US Congress in both 1990 and 1992 in a District near Chicago, Illinois, the national epicenter of tough campaigns. Let’s say this: Kathleen understands politics and politicians. So when she scores citizen candidate Byron Donalds as a “10” on a scale of 1 to 10, it means a great deal. Here are Kathleen’s words:
“I’ve been an activist in Southwest Florida for a long time. Please, no comments about my age.
I’ve been a proud leader of important causes for 35 years, along with my “hero” Phyllis Schlafly. And let me tell you, after interfacing with literally hundreds of political candidates, on a scale of 1 to 10, Byron Donalds is a 10!
At the start of 2012, I had never heard of Donalds. Someone told me Donalds would be our next Collier District 19 congressman. Dubiously, I responded: Really?
In February, meeting Donalds for the first time, skeptically I thought: “No way this 33-year-old black man from Brooklyn New York is going to win Connie Mack’s seat”.
Since then I’ve watched Donalds very closely, including several one-on-one meetings. I’ve met his lovely wife. I’ve learned how they function as a team in church and community work. Erika completely shares Byron’s beliefs.
Byron has overwhelmed far more experienced candidates in public forums, winning six of the seven held here, four by landslides. He stands out in intellect, substance, charisma, presence and conviction.
After careful vetting, the conservative Coalition of Americans for Political Equality PAC has just endorsed Donalds, along with Alan West and Michele Bachmann.
Donalds’ interviews “blow you away.” He’s always informative, calm and collected, never wavering from his well-thought-out positions.
Today I proudly and wholeheartedly join the editors of the Daily News in endorsing Byron Donalds to be our next congressman.
Vote for Donalds. As Byron says: we have a country to save!”