Several videos for congressional candidate James Marter have been published on YouTube yesterday and today, which are shared in this article. Most of these new videos appear to be from Marter addressing the audience at his fundraiser in Crystal Lake on September 29.
McHenry County Blog publishes these videos for reference in order to provide all of the information about all of the candidates in the 14th and 6th districts in order for discerning voters to read/watch/listen to what the candidates say and with discernment, make up their own minds for whom to support on election day.
Marter followed a Liberty, Security and Economy outline on the 29th, so here is his Lberty video:
The next video discusses the Security and Economy portion of his outline:
This video discuss Marter’s support for the 2nd amendment, and includes references to his state senator’s “B” rating on 2nd amendment issues. That state senator is one of his opponents, Jim Oberweis, in the primary.
Oberweis did support the Illinois red flag law in Springfield, and that vote may explain Oberweis’ “B” rating. Another congressional primary candidate in the 14th, Sue Rezin, also voted for the red flag law in the state senate.
There are four other candidates running in the primary: Anthony Catella, Ted Gradel, Catalina Lauf and Danny Malouf. It is currently unknown what their 2nd amendment ratings are, but Catella currently serves in a well regulated militia, Malouf claims to be a “constitutional conservative” and Lauf tweeted in August that a woman’s best defense from violence is the “2A” and “self-defense”. Ted Gradel’s campaign website does not specifically discuss the 2nd amendment but does back a strong national defense:
Finally, an amateur video interview between Marter and a Minnesota-based interviewer named Shari Wassell. The interviewer appears to be working as a “citizen journalist”, which should be applauded.
Ms. Wassell has interviewed at least 8 other congressional candidates from across the country, and it is unknown if she will be interviewing other candidates in the 14th, or any candidate in the 6th:
No question, Marter takes some veiled digs at his primary opponents, including saying their support for President Trump is “lukewarm” and claiming some are “outright never Trumpers”. Who exactly he means will come out in due time, as will everything else during the campaign between now and when the polls close on March 17.
May these videos, and other information, help discerning voters learn more about all of the Republican candidates.