Sonora, CA — District 19 Republican Congressional candidate Jeff Denham made a stop in Sonora this week as the campaign enters the final days before Tuesday’s election.
Denham says the slow economy is the main concern he’s hearing from voters. “Our number one focus across the nation has to be on jobs,” says Denham. “With jobs we’ve got a number of issues locally, everything from forestry management to helping the agricultural industry with more water storage.”
Denham says he hopes that all of the Bush Tax Cuts will be renewed, he would also like to see them expanded. “I think there are other cuts that can be combined with those (Bush Tax Cuts),” says Denham. “I think the best way to get our economy going right now is to provide some certainty to the employers that are providing the jobs, and give them incentives to bring people back to work.”
Democrats and Republicans in Washington DC have been arguing over whether the tax cuts signed by President Bush during his time in office should be restored fully, scaled down, or allowed to expire.
Denham says he supports repealing the healthcare reform legislation recently signed by President Obama and has the opinion that it sends the country in the wrong direction.
Denham faces Democrat Dr. Lorraine Goodwin in the General Election. Les Marsden, who was defeated by Goodwin in the primary, has launched a write-in campaign. The winner will fill the seat of retiring Congressman George Radanovich.