For Immediate Release Contact: Cindy Petersen
August 28, 2014 951-471-2520
In an interview with Politico on Wednesday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky revealed his strategy if Republicans succeed in winning back the Senate in November. McConnell’s plan is to threaten repeatedly to stop funding the government to force President Obama to give Republicans exactly what they want.
Tim Sheridan, the Democratic Party’s candidate in California’s 42nd District, was stunned by this announcement. “This is a democracy. We don’t use threats to run the government. We use compromise so that all Americans have a say in the governing of our country. This is what our Founders intended, Sheridan said.
McConnell’s threat to shut down the government contradicts his promise not to do it again after the fiasco of the last shutdown in October of 2013. “There will not be another government shutdown. You can count on that,” McConnell reportedly said on the news program Face the Nation. At that time, Republicans shut down the government for 16 days at a cost to the country of $24 billion.
“The nation’s economic health and the American people should not be held hostage for political advantage,” concluded Sheridan.
Sheridan, a resident of Lake Elsinore, is running in his first political race against 20-year incumbent Ken Calvert in California’s 42nd Congressional District.
The 42nd Congressional District runs along the I-15 corridor roughly from Corona southeast to Temecula, and northeast along the I-215 and CA-79 corridors to Beaumont. It also includes the communities of Eastvale, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Murrieta, Menifee, Sun City, Winchester, Homeland and Nuevo. (See map: http://www.sheridanforcongress.org/cas-42nd-map/)
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