8 Questions for Sean Eldridge
Did you get a chance to read the latest profile on Sean Eldridge from Real Clear Politics? In the article RCP’s Scott Conroy highlights that Eldridge is a “heavily polished” candidate, with a “healthy dose of focus group-tested phrases.”
But what really got our attention was how Sean Eldridge wants the NRCC to focus more on the issues when we criticize his candidacy. We’d love to, but nobody has any idea about where he stands on, well, anything. But we’re ready to make a deal with Sean. If he stops regurgitating the generic talking points handed to him by the DCCC and his con$ultants, we will start challenging him on the issues.
To get started, we thought we would ask Sean a few questions so we can figure out where he actually stands on the important questions that people want to know:
1. Do you support any of the federal budgets proposed over the last two years by the President, the Senate, or the House of Representatives? If not, do you support either of the following- Simpson-Bowles, Domenici Rivlin, or Wyden-Coats?
2. Do you support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, yes or no?
3. Do you support keeping Obamacare?
4. Would you vote for the Upton Bill that would allow people to keep their health care plans?
5. What are small businesses telling you about the employer mandate that requires companies with 50+ employees to offer health insurance?
6. Do you favor comprehensive tax reform? If not, why not? If so, what are your ideas for reforming the code to help grow the economy? Please do not simply answer by resorting to class warfare talking points.
7. What do you believe is the best way for the United States to deal with Iran? Syria? North Korea? Russia? China? Do you think the President is doing a good job with respect to foreign affairs? Why or why not?
8. What are your thoughts on how the administration handled the Benghazi attacks and subsequent investigation?
NRCC Comment: “If Sean Eldridge wants to stop being treated like a multimillionaire socialite that is trying to buy a Congressional race, he is going to have to show people that his positions on important issues go beyond the shallow talking points fed to him by his political consultants. We certainly look forward to seeing where he stands on . . . anything.” – NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior