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Letter: Marter offers new approach for GOP in Congressional District 14

To the Editor:

I have a radical idea for Republicans in Congressional District 14. Instead of endorsing whoever can “loan their campaign” the most money, let’s pick the candidate with the best ideas, who fits the country’s needs and best represents the district. Then, let’s work hard at supporting, educating, messaging and persuading. It will surely grow the party better than our current “merge and purge” approach, merging our principles with leftist Democrats and purging ourselves of victory.  

Thinking on this new approach, one candidate stands out: James Marter. Rather than cartoonish attack ads and endless “fundraising deadline” emails, Marter’s emails educate and facilitate good decision-making. (Sign up for them at: www.Marter4Congress.US) One provided links showing the Democrats intend to impeach Trump again. Another provided Conservative Review Scorecards showing Rep. Lauren Underwood’s “F” grade and her lower score than fellow “F”-graded Democrats, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. (Now that’s radical!) After visiting Marter’s website, it’s clear he’s more of a Jim Jordan type, whose Conservative Review Scorecard has an “A.” 

Perhaps most useful, were the full content, candidate forum links that apparently only Marter wants you to see. After watching his commanding performances, I have two takeaways: First, Congress is not an entry level position. You should understand that nuclear energy and nuclear weapons are different, know what the ERA is and remember that Congress is a federal, not a state office. Promising “a better answer tomorrow” is not compelling.

Second, red flag (law) waving, gas-tax doubling, never-Trumping Republicans will not improve our nation! If the record doesn’t match the rhetoric, buyer beware. 

Conclusion: Marter is the best choice for IL-14, a district President Trump won. He’s pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and will support, not hinder, the President’s agenda, which we are all benefiting from. He has promised to “relentlessly reduce the size and scope of government” and I believe him. He’ll know how to do the job on day one. IL14, let’s do the hard work of persuading others of our superior ideas and to support this excellent candidate, James Marter.

Paul Hurst

Hawthorn Woods

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