Saturday, April 24, 2010

2010 Primary: US Rep (OR-3rd Dem)

May 18, 2010, Oregon Primary Election
Democratic Party
US Representative, Oregon 3rd District
Two-year term, $174k salary

[_] John Sweeney
  • Ugh. Not a serious candidate: Didn't file a statement in the voters pamphlet. No campaign website.
  • Meh. Somehow managed to respond to League of Women Voters' questions: "Top 3 things I want to do if I win.
    • Yikes. Insane. Jobs; lower the Social Security Retirement age to 60. Make room for the young. Wrong. Retirement age needs to be raised or Carousel implemented. :)
    • Unlikely strategy: National Health Care is a matter of National Security.
    • Silly and wrong: Reinstate the long range missile systems, we need them to protect us from the asteroids & coments, that can destroy the Earth."
[X] Earl Blumenauer
  • League of Women Voters' questions: "Top 3 things I want to do if I win."
    • "Create Jobs" 2010 campaign phrase that replaced 2004's 'fight terrorism'
    • "Reform Healthcare" Brave, but good answer.
    • "Protect the Planet" What no space missiles?

--Oregon Voters' Pamphlet, League of Women Voters of Oregon: Easy Voters' Guide

No reason not to re-elect our long-time congressman.

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