Whether she can convert that into financial support while at the same time develop electoral support among GOP voters remains to be seen.
Woodstock’s Catalina Lauf, hoping to be selected in the March Republican Primary Election to face off against incumbent Democrat Lauren Underwood, is attracting a lot of national attention.
I’m not a regular reader of the DailyWire, but a Friend of McHenry County Blog alerted me to a very long interview of the 26-year old’s views on all sorts of issues.
Here are the questions asked:
- What inspired you to run for Congress?
- As the daughter of a legal Guatemalan immigrant, what do you say to immigrants in the U.S. who listen to organizations like CNN, and believe that the president is racist, and that enforcing immigration law and securing the border is racist?
- Why should Latinos vote for Republicans, and how should the party reach out to them?
- Will the Democrats increasing embrace of socialist policies work for them on election day?
- How does the GOP respond to some of the issues, like healthcare and student debt, that Democrats propose addressing with these socialist policies?
- With the rise of socialism in the Democratic Party, are you also concerned about the Democrats’ continued push to curtail the freedoms of U.S. citizens?
- How should Republicans respond to the Democrats becoming the party of identity politics?
- If elected, what do you hope to accomplish with respect to policy?
- The Democratic Party, with the help of the media, have really taken control of the narrative surrounding climate change. How does the Republican Party start to win over people who are concerned about the climate?
- A lot of the narrative surrounding the climate has come from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her proposed “Green New Deal,” which her former chief-of-staff even admitted was about implementing socialism. AOC’s “Green New Deal” is a socialist vision that the Democratic Party is trying to sell to America. How do you counter that? What is your vision for America?
- What are your thoughts on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and the rise of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party?
- In what areas do you think your opponent Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) is weak, and has she let your district down?
- What are your thoughts about Underwood’s unsubstantiated claim that the Trump administration is intentionally killing kids inside immigrant detention facilities?
- What areas of the Republican Party’s platform do you think need to be addressed, and/or changed?
- A New York Post profile on you said that Ronald Reagan was someone you looked up to. What about Reagan do you admire, and what aspects about the way he led do you wish today’s elected leaders would emulate?
- What issues matter to you that you think the Republican Party needs to do a better job of addressing, and how should they address them?
- What do you hope to inspire in other elected officials and future leaders to help make America a better place?
- When you are not working, what do you do for fun?
To read the answers to the questions from Ryan Saavedra, click here.
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