State Sen. Bill Stouffer kicked off his campaign for the 4th District Congressional seat in Marshfield Wednesday with an attempted focus on Ike Skelton's ties to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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*WATCH CLIPS FROM HIS KICK-OFF SPEECH ABOVE*
"We have a Speaker who's pushing a national energy policy that will hurt farmers . . . We have a Congressman that votes with her 95% of the time."
The Saline County Senator said he'll push for a balanced budget amendment, champion tax reform and oppose all earmarks. "Washington politicians are addicted to spending your money on their favorite projects . . . The government has got to stop picking winners and losers."
MADE 4 TV BYTE: "I know Ike Skelton and I respect Ike tremendously for his last 30 years. However, I can no longer sit idly by while the new Ike votes with Nancy Pelosi 95% of the time."
BELOW: Q & A
STOUFFER TAKES QUESTIONS FROM MARSHFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDEES:
On Iraq: Hopes it will "settle down," but opposes premature pull-out
On Afghanistan: "I would hope that we could do similar to what we did in Iraq. Give people hope."
On Immigration: Predicts Congress will deal with it next year . . . "You fix the fence before you try to put the cows back in."
On Abortion: "We have got to make it unconscionable to have an abortion, but I think you have to do that by working on people's hearts."
On Ethanol: "The relationship with ethanol and the price of of grain has been way overblown."
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