Republican Party of Iowa Chairman, Matt Strawn, wants Christie Vilsack to answer a few questions in regard to where she stands on various issues now that she is officially a candidate. As we learned on Vilsack’s “listening tour,” people wondering where Mrs. Vilsack stands are required to answer their own questions.
Below is video of Vilsack refusing to answer a simple question. It is followed by Strawn’s press release, which now includes answers to his questions, provided by TheIowaRepublican.com.
It’s Time for Answers: After three months of avoiding questions, it’s time for specifics from Mrs. Vilsack
After launching her campaign nearly three months ago, Christie Vilsack began to familiarize herself with the new 4th Congressional District on her “listening tour.” The only thing more glaring than the sparse attendance at her meetings, a single individual attended her Audubon County stop, was her refusal to talk about her vision for getting our country back on track. In a district where having President Obama on the ballot will be a liability, it’s clear Mrs. Vilsack wants to mask her close ties with the Obama administration and her endorsement of the President’s failed economic policies. As an “official” candidate, Iowans deserve to know where she stands on the pressing issues. To bring clarity to what Mrs. Vilsack stands for, the Iowa GOP has provided several questions Iowans of all stripes deserve to have answered during her “official” announcement tour.
- — Did you support the failed stimulus? Do you advocate, as Senator Harkin does, for a second stimulus?
Well, she received a $2500 contribution from Harkin’s PAC, so it sure looks that way.
- — Do you support ObamaCare?
Nancy Pelosi fought hard for ObamaCare, and now she is fighting hard to get Christy Vilsack elected to Congress. Pelosi donated $4000 to Vilsack’s campaign from her campaign committee and gave another $3000 from her leadership PAC.
- — The Obama administration has advocated for cap-and trade. Do you support this initiative? Are 4th District farmers supportive of this policy?
Her husband, who serves in the Obama administration, believes that Cap and Trade would be profitable for farmers.
- — Do you advocate raising taxes or cutting spending to deal with our debt crisis? If raising taxes, who would experience tax increases? If cutting spending, what programs would you cut?
The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has wanted to eliminate the Bush tax cuts of 2000. The DCCC has contributed $11,500 to Vilsack’s campaign.
- — Is there a single issue with which you disagree with President Obama?
Nope. David Axelrod, Obama’s chief political strategist and one-time Senior Advisor to the President, contributed $2500 to her campaign.
- — Two 5-4 Supreme Court decisions, Heller and McDonald, found that the Second Amendment was a personal right on the level of free speech. Did you agree with the five or with the four in those cases?
Probably the four. Congressman Steve Israel, who gave Vilsack a $2000 contribution from his campaign committee, scored an “F” by NRA on pro-gun rights policies.
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