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Zaun represents values shared

October 5, 2010
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Letter to the Editor:

Brad Zaun is running for U.S. House, 3rd Congressional District against the incumbent, Leonard Boswell. I think our congressional district, our state, and our nation needs better representation and Brad Zaun represents the values we share, fresh ideas we need, and leadership experience that is lacking.

Boswell and the national Democratic Party has bought over $400,000 worth of attack ads trying to discredit Brad Zaun with distortions and lies instead of talking about the issues. “We, The People”, are paying attention this election, and I don’t think the Boswell attack ads are going to work this time.

Leonard Boswell voted for “Obama Care”. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that “we need to pass it so we can find out what’s in it”. This was sold as a cost saving legislation. Now that people have read the 2,000 page bill we have found that it will cost taxpayers money and your insurance premiums already this year have raised 1%-9%. Boswell didn’t listen to us!

Brad Zaun states clearly and forcefully that he would not have voted for Obama Care, and Brad Zaun says he will vote to defund that bill, and repeal it when it’s possible. I suspect that Boswell, along with every other Democrat that voted for it, has developed amnesia on the Obama Care legislation now that 61% of Americans want the bill repealed.

Boswell voted for the “Cap and Trade” legislation that will raise the cost of gas, food, and every aspect of our daily lives. Your energy bill will double. Unemployment rate will be higher and experts have stated that it will have no significant change in carbon emissions for all that expense. Brad Zaun states clearly and forcefully that he would never vote for “Cap and Trade”.

Boswell voted for the Trillion dollar “Stimulus” bill that has helped drive our unemployment from 8% to nearly 10% nationwide. Furthermore all the stimulus funds have not been spent! Rather Boswell treats them as a buy your vote slush fund. How many projects has he funded one year later during this election year? Brad Zaun states clearly and forcefully that government must live within its means like Iowans must do. Zaun will cut growing government and reckless spending.

Brad Zaun has been in Tama County numerous times, during the primary and as recently as last Thursday. Zaun is working tirelessly to earn our vote. Brad Zaun has held multiple forums at King Tower and the Big T Maid Rite, attended two Tama county Republican Party events at Otter Creek, visited events in Gladbrook, Traer, Clutier, the Dysart Old Iron Days, Tama County Fair, and he’s visited many of our citizens and businesses in person to meet folks in Tama County.

Boswell seems to be missing in action. As far as I can tell, Boswell snuck into Tama for an event once so far in this campaign, practically unannounced beforehand.

Brad Zaun has been a hardware store owner for 18 years in Urbandale. He’s also been a city councilman and mayor of Urbandale. Currently Zaun is a minority leader in the Iowa Senate.

Brad Zaun has the kind of hands on real world experience we need in Washington.

Brad Zaun is not afraid of the issues in this campaign. Boswell is running from his voting record as fast as he can. Join me in voting for Brad Zaun for U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2nd election. It’s time to take our country back!

Dean Fisher




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