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Christopher Reed on Government Reform

Republican challenger


Washington is broken & can't be fixed by European socialism

Q: What is your campaign stump message?

A: The stump message is that Washington is broken. It can't be fixed by sending the same man back with his out of control spending, his socialized plans for America. This is the freest, greatest country God has ever put on the face of the Earth and it was made that way by people coming across the ocean from Europe to settle a new country, to be entrepreneurs, to be free. We don't need policies and plans that take us back to European socialism.

Source: Interview with Dean Borg, "Iowa Press" on Iowa Public TV Jun 6, 2008

Target spending earmarks one bit at a time

Reed wants to target spending earmarks and federal funding for organizations that provide abortions. Those dollars only amount to 4 percent of the federal spending, but it's a start. The only way to pare back federal spending, he says, is to do it one bit at a time.

Reed also wants to limit troop deployments. He served in the US Navy, and said frequent deployments hurt morale and combat readiness as badly as any other factor.

Reed has never served in political office. He sees that as an advantage.

Source: Ottumwa Courier, "Three Republicans face off" May 27, 2008

Other candidates on Government Reform: Christopher Reed on other issues:
IA Gubernatorial:
Chet Culver
IA Senatorial:
Chuck Grassley
Tom Harkin


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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