ENDORSEMENT: Robert Hurt Believes in Right Things - Daily Progress - The race for Congress in the 5th District has been unexpectedly lively. That’s a good thing for constituents and for the district, because it draws voters into the action and entices them to learn more about the issues and the candidates. Gen. John Douglass has proved to be a spirited opponent for incumbent Rep. Robert Hurt. We salute Gen. Douglass, Democrat, for his energetic efforts despite facing an uphill battle. Taking on an incumbent, especially a Republican incumbent in a Republican-majority House of Representatives, is no easy thing. Independent Green candidate Kenneth J. Hildebrandt also deserves kudos for running. That said, The Daily Progress endorses Rep. Hurt for a second term in Congress. Mr. Hurt believes in the right things. Especially, he believes in the people of the district. He is both eloquent and humble in speaking about his respect for the diversity, strength, common sense and work ethic of his constituents and for the history of the district itself. In large measure, the future success of the district — and of the nation — depends on deficit control and debt reduction in Washington. And Mr. Hurt has the right attitude on that crucial issue. Read more.......
Hurt Endorsed by Lynchburg News and Advance -....... Hurt in the Fifth - In the Fifth District, we endorse Robert Hurt for a second term.
Hurt also is a traditional, Main Street conservative, not a wild-eyed ideologue. He is hardworking, diligent and sincere. His roots in the Fifth District run deep, and he knows and cares about the residents. He believes government has a role in society; he just believes in a smaller, less intrusive federal government that is more frugal with taxpayer dollars.
And when the federal debt is $16 trillion — $5 trillion of which has been added in just the last four years, we need a strong fiscal conservative in the House. Hurt understands that every dollar added to the federal debt is one less dollar in an individual’s pocket, one less dollar for private business to invest in job creation or business expansion.
Democrat John Douglass, a relative newcomer to the district, has run a harsh, negative campaign against Hurt, filled with half-truths and untruths, and persisted in many of his claims even after evidence to the contrary. We need less of that in Congress, not more.
As a member of the General Assembly 10 years ago, Hurt cast a difficult vote to break a budget logjam and preserve Virginia’s AAA credit rating. He caught heat for it, and some people will never forgive him. But in that vote, we see a leader who did — and will do — what’s right. Read more.......
My Name is General: Democrat Douglass Violating Department of Defense Regulations? Schilling Show - Twenty-two minutes into the October 10, 2012 debate between incumbent 5th District Congressman Republican, Robert Hurt, and challenger Democrat, John Douglass, a testy exchange took place regarding the challenger’s title:
RH: “…And in what my opponent has done in lying about this issue, about my interest in uranium mining, I have none. I have none. But what he has done is he has dragged this issue, an issue by the way, Mr. Douglass, as I think you know is a state issue. He has brought, he has shamefully brought this issue for one purpose: so that he can get elected, and people are tired of that. Mr. Douglass, people are tired of that.”
JD: “You know, it’s kind of funny that he keeps calling me “Mister.” My name’s General Douglass. Okay folks…”
The media panel at the event, who had been referring to Douglass as, “John” or “Mister”—a pre-debate agreement reached in discussions with the campaigns—was visibly dismayed at “General’s” outburst. Especially since the Democrat already had been referenced by his first or surname approximately 10 times by the moderator and panelists prior to the meltdown. (see video clip) Read more.......
Robert's Round-Up: The House Has Acted to Avoid Fiscal Cliff - At a time when we are desperately in need of policies that will get our country back on track and put us on the road to fiscal sustainability, we are facing a dangerous time in our nation’s history as the so-called “fiscal cliff” quickly approaches at the year’s end.
Though the House has acted to avoid the cliff, if the President and Senate fail to join us, we will face the largest tax increase in history and over a trillion dollars in arbitrary cuts to our budget, including half a trillion in defense cuts which would devastate Virginia and negatively impact our men and women in uniform. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents agree that the combination of arbitrary cuts and massive tax hikes will have a devastating effect on our struggling economy, plunging us into a deep recession at a time we can least afford it. Read more......
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