DUBUQUE, IA – U.S. congressional candidate Ben Lange rattled three-term liberal Democrat incumbent Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) in a lively statewide televised debate tonight, holding the incumbent’s feet to the fire on his failed economic policies over the past six years.
Lange hammered Braley throughout the night on the fact that Braley was elected to office on a promise to reduce the national debt, but then went to Washington and voted to double it on the backs of Iowa’s working families and the next generation.
“We need new leaders in Washington who care more about the next generation than the next election,” Lange said in the debate.
Congressman Braley raised eyebrows in last month’s debate when he conceded he has no plan to improve the economy or reduce the national debt. Braley doubled down tonight, offering no plan to get Iowa back on the right track.
“This was the first time this cycle where Braley was forced to answer tough questions and it showed,” said Cody Brown, Lange’s advisor. “Braley was angry and defensive throughout tonight’s debate and he may have done grave damage to his prospects of re-election.”
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