Labrador Questions Incumbent Democrat Assertions in New TV Ad Campaign

Press Release

Date: Sept. 7, 2010
Location: Boise, ID

"Walt Minnick might be saying no…but I want to go to Washington, DC to say YES to a positive conservative agenda. I want to say YES to rebuilding our economy, I want to say YES to creating jobs, and I want to say YES to holding the line on government spending and restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington, DC."

Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador today questioned his Democrat opponent, Walt Minnick, and the campaign assertions he made in new advertising. Labrador pointed out the following discrepancies to the content of the advertisement in a statement:

"I find it curious there is no mention of Walt being a Democrat. Just a few weeks ago on KBOI-AM's Nate Shelman program Walt said that he was "very proud" to be a Democrat. So, why is he now running away from his party? Is it because his party has failed America and their time is almost up?"

"Walt touts his voting record, but I can't help but wonder what it has gotten Idaho while he's been in Congress? The failed bailouts that will cost Idaho taxpayers millions of dollars still passed, cap and trade that would increase Idaho families taxes still passed, government run health care still passed, and the failed stimulus bill that didn't create any jobs still passed. So, my question is what has Walt done for us?"

"Walt Minnick says he said no to Wall Street, but that didn't stop him taking over $450,000 in contributions from Wall Street firms, including $10,000 from the disgraced Goldman Sachs." 1.

"Walt Minnick says he said no to Obamacare, but he says he won't work for its repeal and is on record saying he wants the government to help pay for your premiums." 2.

"I can tell you what Walt Minnick did not say no to--he did not say no to Nancy Pelosi for Speaker--he did not say no to Barack Obama for President. Minnick is ultimately responsible for them being in power to enforce their liberal agenda for our nation."

"Walt Minnick might be saying no, but that has done nothing to stop the Obama Pelosi agenda which is destroying our nation. I want to go to Washington, DC to say YES to a positive conservative agenda. I want to say YES to rebuilding our economy, I want to say YES to creating jobs, and I want to say YES to holding the line on government spending and restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington, DC."

"If we want private industry to create jobs we need Congress to cut red tape, stop over-regulating small businesses, free up credit for those family businesses and to keep taxes down--particularly the death tax that will destroy Idaho's family ranches and farms. When elected to Congress, this is what I will fight for. Idaho deserves a congressman in line with these positions and values."


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