It’s endorsement season and candidates for Congress in CD-46, Assembly and State Senate seats are flooding my mailbox with news of their latest endorsement. While I can appreciate each candidate wants to be the most popular person at the dance, what’s sorely lacking is any sort of policy discussion. What issues do candidates feel most passionately about? What laws will they fight to create? What bad policy do they want removed or repealed? On those questions, the candidates are sorely lacking.
It’s not like we haven’t asked the candidate’s consultants when we’re gong to get that sort of announcement. We have. So the news du jour is the latest fundraising announcement or the latest endorsement (with many candidates receiving dual endorsements).
So here we go. Candidates for CD-46, you have my email. Answer these questions and send them to my by next Friday and I’ll post them. If you don’t answer, that will be noted.
- What’s the top issue facing Congress for 2016 and why? What is your plan to tackle this issue.
- If you’re elected, what is the one issue you most want to address in Congress? Offer specifics of what you hope to accomplish.
- Will you support the top Democratic finisher in the CD-46 primary if you don’t win?
- If Republicans retain their Congressional majority and you’re elected to Congress, how effective will you be in working as a member of the minority and how can you still hope to accomplish your agenda from a position of weakness?
- Describe how your manner of governing is most like Loretta Sanchez? And describe your greatest differentiation from her?
Five easy pieces. We look forward to the responses.