Election Day is only seven days away. House Republican campaigns across the country are knocking on doors, making phone calls, and getting the message out. Many races are tightening. One of those is in Missouri's Fourth Congressional District where Young Gun candidate Vicky Hartzler is taking on 34-year Democratic incumbent Rep. Ike Skelton.
Vicky is an award-winning high school teacher, former state legislator, and runs a farm and a farm equipment business with her husband. Her experience is in touch with her district.
Rep. Skelton has lost touch with the people of his district and went along with the House Democrats' liberal agenda. He and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have voted together over 94% of the time. Those votes include the failed stimulus bill and the cap-and-trade national energy tax.
Skelton-Pelosi policies haven't created jobs and gotten our economy moving. Vicky offers better ideas that reduce "the tax burden and heavy-handed regulations on job creators." Vicky wants to stop the automatic rise in tax rates that will happen because House Democrats failed to take a vote. Vicky will oppose any new cap-and-trade national energy taxes. She'll work to repeal the government takeover of health care law that burdens small businesses with a new Form 1099 filing mandate.
Recently, Vicky said, "Somebody needs to stand up to Nancy Pelosi and say no, and our current congressman isn't." Americans want checks and balances in Washington. They won't get that from a Democrat like Rep. Skelton.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy