Thursday, Kansas Republican Party Chair Amanda Adkins released this statement on the 4th District Congressional race between Republican Mike Pompeo and Democrat Raj Goyle:
October 7, 2010
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KSGOP Chair: Pompeo knows how to grow economy; Goyle: No real world experience
Topeka – In response to the payroll company ADP reporting this week that private sector employers shed 39,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate continues to be almost 10 percent, KSGOP Chair Amanda Adkins pointed to the stark experience differences between Republican nominee for the 4th Congressional District Mike Pompeo and the Democrats’ nominee:
“In January 2007 when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid took over Congress, unemployment was 4.6 percent and around 26.5 million Americans were receiving food stamps. Compare that to today’s unemployment rate, which has more than doubled, and the stark reality that we now have 40 million Americans on food stamps. These numbers illustrate clearly that the Obama/Pelosi/Goyle plan to get our country’s economy back on track isn’t working.
Raj Goyle supports the exact type of public-private partnership that tried to steal 6,000 Hawker-Beechcraft jobs in Wichita. When government picks winners and losers, jobs are destroyed. Mike Pompeo stands for limited government and the creation of an economic environment and tax structure that will encourage companies to expand and create jobs in Kansas.
Kansans need and deserve a representative in Congress who has the real world experience it takes to create jobs, ensure competitiveness and effectiveness for our country. . Mike Pompeo is the only candidate who knows what it takes to grow our economy. . Raj Goyle has no experience.”
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).