MOUNT VERNON — Seven Republican candidates are seeking the endorsement of the Republican citizens of the 18th district to take on Democratic incumbent Zack Space in the November election.



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7 Responses to “Candidates: District needs jobs”

  1. Rosie

    Karen: Did you know Zach is for Cap and Trade? If you want jobs, Cap and Trade will surely kill them before they ever get off the ground. Also, if you remember last summer, Zach did everything he possibly could to avoid meeting his constituents face-to-face. He became a Blue Dog because he thought it might save his job. He needs to go.

  2. John C. Davidson

    Perhaps you are right, Karen. What Zack has to do now is to reach out to all of us personally. Sending out flyers supporting the plan, then abruptly voting against it seems a bit confusing to me and others.

  3. Karen

    Hmmmm, I am a registered Republican but I would like to vote for Zack Space. I think that he represented what the people wanted in the health care issue. It took a lot of courage to stand up for what is right. I never vote straight Republican ticket. I vote for the person who can best do the job. I actually called the office of Zack Space to let him know how encouraged I was by his honesty. Yes, our district needs jobs in the private sector. Jobs that pay way beyond minimum wage.I am not for big government, never have been. (I would like to see all the new IRS agents sacked!) Republican or Democrat we need to look at each person, their voting record, and where they stand on the issues that are near and dear to our hearts. Do not vote someone in just because their name is familiar or they are an incumbent. Now is the time to start researching and finding out just what these candidates stand for.

  4. John C. Davidson

    Oh, they know had to create jobs, Ed. Trouble is, the jobs restrict our freedoms and are a big drain on the economy.

  5. Ed

    If any politcian knew how to “create jobs” he could be crowned King of the USA. They just talk about it being the other guys fault until things turn around then they take credit for it. Disgusting…

  6. Alumni

    The game plan is to move the jobs out of the states and into the third world. That is why Ohio has turned into what is know as the Rust Belt”. No one talks about rejuvinating our factories. I remember 40 years ago when Knox county was at work: PPG,Chatanooga Glass, Continental Can, Kit, Cooper’s. If anyone did not have a job then, they were disabled, drunk or lazy. On the other hand, I have heard stories about auto factory union electricians struting about the factory floor with assembly line workers begging to get up and running after breakdowns. The electricians would wait until the weekends to get overtime pay and then fix the problems.