25 Oct Asks readers which candidate to trust in 101st race
So, Mason County friends: Who do you want pushing for better healthcare as our state rep — a woman 39 years a nurse, or a former radio talk show host mostly talented at Limbaugh-like one-liners?
Who do you want pushing for better public schools — that nurse, long involved in public education, or that former radio host, enamored with Betsy DeVos’ public school wrecking crew?
Who do you want speaking for you in Lansing on anything — that nurse, educator, and small business owner, who shows up for every debate and forum; or that radio guy, who weaseled out of three of the last four such events — even the one that was, you know, on the radio?
Who best understands you — that nurse, who’s knocked on 3,500-plus doors to hear folks’ top concerns, or someone being led around by the current Republican state rep because he’s not effective on his own?
Who do you trust, friend? Kathy Wiejaczka, whose ads simply tell her life story and promise to always, “put people first in the 101st (District)”? Or opponent Jack O’Malley, who lets state Republicans issue bogus, scurrilous ads on his behalf about Kathy, claiming he’s “not responsible” for them?
O’Malley’s right about one thing: He’s not very responsible. Most folks I know would quickly put a stop to such mudslinging on their behalf — or withdraw to protect their good name. This is called “integrity” — something nurse and Northern Michigan Democrat Kathy Wiejaczka has in spades.
Draw your own conclusions about Republican O’Malley. He’s a fine illustration of the big differences between how today’s major parties roll. We need to vote straight Democratic to put winning teams in Lansing, (Washington) and local governments.
Jim Dulzo Beulah
Source: Ludington Daily News
October 24, 2018