More Than Just a Presidential Primary in Ohio — Warren Davidson's Run

During a presidential election cycle it’s easy to lose track of congressional and senate races. These races have been critical for bringing in candidates that tip the scales in the House and the Senate --- candidates like presidential hopeful Ted Cruz.

Joining Glenn on radio Tuesday was Ohio congressional contender Warren Davidson.

Listen to the interview or read the transcript below segment below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Can you tell me, how is this playing in your district with Kasich coming out and saying amnesty in the first 100 days?

WARREN: It was pretty shocking. You know, frankly there's a lot of things during his time as governor that surprised people when he first took office. I think with his history in Congress being more fiscal conservative, a lot of us were hoping for even more than Mitch Daniels in Indiana.

GLENN: Both of your opponents voted to expand Obamacare in Ohio. They have consistently voted for budget increases. I don't know where they stand on amnesty in the first 100 days. Ohio seems to have lost its way. What makes you different?

WARREN: Well, that's part of why I decided to run. In the fall, when folks encouraged me to consider running, I looked at the field and saw a lot of the same sort of local government, state governments, then try to go on to DC kind of experience and felt I had a background that would offer something different.

And in Ohio, with Kasich as governor, with solid majorities in the House and Senate, even our court, there's really no reason you couldn't accomplish anything on the party platform that you wanted to, if you are governor. And, you know, what it shows is that we didn't accomplish the things that the governor didn't want to accomplish.

GLENN: Warren, you were an Army Ranger, right?

WARREN: I was indeed.

GLENN: How does that play into what you will do and what -- and how you look into things?

WARREN: Well, I think, you know, two things: One, when I served in the Rangers, it was in '98 that our industries in Kenya and Cantania were bombed by al-Qaeda. We sent over the FBI to look into it. They're still checking on things. And really, a lot of people knew better then, that's not how you deal with terrorists.

And, you know, today, we have a commander-in-chief that is not taking this threat as seriously as he out to. On the other side, I think it's a challenging time because it's easy to get lured into another ground war against the terror network. I think the common denominator though is, when I served on active duty, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. And for me, if I get the chance to serve, it would be swearing that oath again and it would be for that sort of service.

GLENN: So you're not a politician. What did you do between Army Ranger and today?

WARREN: Well, I got out of the army in 2000 and into small manufacturing companies here in Ohio. We had 20 -- 20 employees in a family business when I started. In 2002, I started my own company. And, you know, along the way, we -- I picked up an MBA from Notre Dame. I bought a company from Utah in 2012, brought on a partner in 2013. And, you know, he's got things running smoothly. So I can go step away and do this. And when I talk to him about, hey, I might take a look at doing this run for Congress. He said, go win. But just kind of looking at the sort of experience that the background in business, the time in service, it's resonated really well with voters. And 90 days ago, we filed, on December 16th. And it's been amazing to see the momentum.

GLENN: You've been endorsed by Freedom Works, the Senate conservative fund, Club For Growth and the Family Research Council. You have a long list of people that are endorsing you. But you've also had one of the nasty super PACs, the one that is trying to stop the grassroots, Tea Party conservatives, you've had them come out and spend a ton of dollars in negative advertising against you.

WARREN: Yeah, specifically against me. I mean, they're backed by union dues. They're backed by -- you know, frankly some of the folks that are propping up Kasich's campaign now. And that's really the thing. You have two state legislatures, one from the House and one from the Senate, that aren’t doing well. And I think voters have a choice today. If that's the direction that you want the party and the country to go, you've got two guys on the ballot. And if you want the direction of the country to go the conservative path, I think all these leading conservative organizations and leaders should point the way. The conservative choice is Warren Davidson in this race.

GLENN: Warren Davidson is his name. Congressional from Ohio. Warren Davidson. Remember that name. If you're in Ohio, vote today. Warren, thank you very much. I appreciate it. Good luck.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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