U.S. Senate candidate James Marter came to the Crystal Lake Rib House Monday night to tell why he should be nominated for the GOP ballot, instead of incumbent Mark Kirk.
Kirk is widely believed to the be the most vulnerable incumbent Republican Senator up for re-election.
He reminds me of Charles Percy the time he was beaten.
But, while Percy tacked to the right in order to win nomination, Kirk is acting more like a Democrat in preparation for a fall election in which he is certain he will be the Republican candidate.
Marter said he would
- defund Planned Parenthood, while Kirk supported continued support
- oppose sanctuary cities, which Kirk supports
- support immigration law, which is now not being followed (“When I go [abroad], I have to have a work permit.”)
“We need a Congress who will hold the President and Executive Branch accountable to the Rule of Law,” Marter said.
Addressing Obamacare, Marter pointed out that Kirk claims to have voted against it 40 times, but “the one time it was going to the President, he voted, ‘No.'”
“Do we need a safety net? Yes, but we don’t have to take 1/6 of the economy.”
Marter also criticized Kirk for not supporting the Second Amendment.
And, after all the years Kirk has been in Congress, Marter wondered “what he has done to stop the spending.”
McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate Joe Tirio put together the joint candidate fundraiser.
Marter’s literature can be found below: