Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Let's Focus on the Issues

There is a proverb that I was taught growing up and  strive to live by:  "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold." (Proverbs 22:1)

So it’s troubling when my opponent wants to avoid his record and  instead attempt to discredit me with false accusations. 

The reality is I’ve been a strong conservative legislator.  I’ve stood against Obamacare.  I’ve fought for ethics reform.  I’ve been engaged in the concern over our shortfall in Medicaid.  I voted for millions of dollars in tax cuts and focused on job creation.  Throughout this campaign I have stayed focused on vital issues that are important to Arkansas families.

Predictably my opponent has resorted to false personal attacks because he knows I’ve kept my promises and he can’t match my credentials. Slinging the proverbial mud to distract you from the real concerns we face.

The fact he received a D minus rating from the NRA is just one example of how his stance on an issue does not match up with that of the majority of Arkansans.

He also believes Arkansans should just accept Obamacare because, in his own words, “there is nothing a state legislature can do” to protect Arkansans from overreaching government. 

I encourage my opponent to stop the negativity and start telling voters why he would be a conservative voice for Conway.  

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