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Candidates' Forum: Henry Cuellar, Democrat
Candidate for: U.S. CONGRESS, DISTRICT 28
Henry Cuellar is a family man and small businessman. He is a member of the conservative Blue Dog group and is frequently listed as one of the most centrist members of Congress. His legislative focus is on cutting taxes, government reform, and small business growth.
The top issue is the increase in partisanship. It gets in the way of problem solving. We need everyone focused on building consensus and creating policy that addresses our shared challenges, not trying to score political points. The “all or nothing” philosophy is shortsighted and manufactures crises, such as we have with the impending “fiscal cliff.”
Just as we have seen with the Farm Bill, when partisanship gets in the way of common sense, jobs, income, and communities are endangered.
The challenges we face are not Democratic or Republican -- they’re American problems. No one person or party cornered the market on good ideas. It is a moral responsibility to support good ideas, regardless of origin.
I have a proven record of working with members of both parties at all levels. National Journal ranks me one of the most centrist members of Congress.
Working with local school board members, city council members, county commissioners, and countywide elected officials, I vote on each issue based on a problem-solving approach.
In the next Congress, I will work with members of both parties to find common-sense solutions to the challenges we face. I respectfully ask for your vote. Visit www.henrycuellar.com to learn more.
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