Who do you support for U.S. House in Minnesota (District 1) in 2010?

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#1 Oct 11, 2010
Tim Walz is one of the best listeners in Congress. It seems that every month he is holding some forum to get citizens input ... tough issues like Afghanistan and Healthcare ... plus engaging seniors and farmers on issues that effect them. Walz has worked hard for the District.

Randy Demmer campaign is based on evoking fear and misleading information. Demmer complains that the stimulus cost too much and did not produce jobs ... never mentioning that most of the stimulus dollars was in tax cuts for working families and business. Yes, the unemployment rate is still high, but that may be the new normal. The BLS report for total private jobs are up in September from August which was up from July and is also up from September 2009. The increase of 64,000 jobs last month brings the total number of private-sector jobs added this year to 863,000, which is the largest 9-month gain in private payroll employment since the summer of 2007. The BLS is one indicator, but there are others such as the household survey which is better able to pick up jobs created by small startups. The household survey shows that the private sector has created about 1.7 million jobs year-to-date, which is about half of what the BLS number shows. What is down is the number of government jobs.
Mr. Demmer said he wants to repeal the healthcare reform. thus setting the clock back to when everything favored the insurance industry … where preexisting conditions are a good reason to deny coverage … where premiums are based on who pays not on who gets the services … where students are not included in parents policies …. where state exchanges will not be established … where small businesses can not get tax breaks to cover their employees … AND, worse yet, the impact to current insured members who will continue to experience sky-rocketing premium increases. Mr. Demmer doesn't have to worry about healthcare insurance ... as part of his taxpayer-provided benefits, he and his family are covered under State Employee Group Insurance Plan. Under SEGIP, the state picks up 100 percent of their premiums and 85 percent of their dependents’ premiums — no matter how many family members they have, officials and employees pay no more than $130 a month for their premiums. And this programs is not only available for current legislators, but also former legislators. A state statute (43A.27, Subdiv. 4. clause C) allows former legislators to continue either single and/or family coverage in SEGIP until they’re eligible for Medicare. Legislators also can opt in and out of SEGIP over their lifetimes, and they won’t be denied coverage for any pre-existing conditions when they re-enroll.
Mr. Demmer's campaign literature is correct - A Stark Difference, a Clear Choice ... the differences are stark and the clear choice is Representative Walz.

Patricia Kimble

Pine Island, MN

#2 Oct 14, 2010
His values are similar to mine. He understands the value of government. Why would we elect people who hate the government they are to represent!

Since: Oct 10

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#3 Oct 16, 2010
Tim Walz voted against the Wall Street and automotive bailouts, and he supports strong education programs.

“The Lee”

Since: Jan 08

Austin, MN

#4 Oct 16, 2010
I like Tim Walz and believe he has done a good job thus far, I just wish he would take a better look at education and realize that you can't fix it by only dumping more money into it. He needs to fight for us more, wether or not it crosses his party lines. By the people, for the people!
Frank Lange

Rochester, MN

#5 Oct 19, 2010
Demmer has ran a very negative and distorted campaign. He has engaged in constant ad hominem slurs on Walz. Demmer talks about integrity but this kind of campaign indicates he is lacking this quality himself.
BigRoch

Rochester, MN

#6 Oct 22, 2010
Randy Demmer! Tim Walz voted for the most anti-gun speaker in the history of Congress! How could you support a man that doesn't even control his own votes. He just shows up and hands control to Nancy!
Paul

Rochester, MN

#7 Oct 25, 2010
Walz has done more for Southern Minnesota. Demmer would be a vote for more Bush era policies (look where those got us). Can't go wrong with a teacher and vet with his amazing record.
Melissa Owens

Rochester, MN

#8 Oct 30, 2010
Tim Walz is the worst Congressman I've ever had! He doesn't listen to his Constituents - he just votes however Pelosi and Obama tell him to vote. He is the wrong person to represent our district!
Cynde Livingston

Pequot Lakes, MN

#9 Dec 17, 2011
I guess you all want more of the same games!! All for the rich!

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Since: Nov 13

Hollister, CA

#10 Jan 22, 2014
Who is Brent Hastings?

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Since: Nov 13

Hollister, CA

#11 Jan 22, 2014
someon e answer the question please!

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