Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
So far Bell and Smith have been debating at a distance. Well actually Bell has been debating with Smith who so far has avoided direct confrontation with his Independent opponent. Sen. Smith is using the “ignore your opponent” campaign tactic. Whether this is a “winning” strategy for Smith only time will tell. Bell has prodded Smith just about as much as he can at this point. Visit the facebook page here: Ralph Smith Don’t Live Here
Senator Bell released the following statement today:
My opponent Ralph Smith has spent the entirety of this campaign hiding from the voters, ignoring questions about his failed record, failing to pay personal property taxes and lying about living in the 19th Senate District. By refusing to answer for his actions, my opponent has shown his cowardice as a candidate and an unbelievable level of disrespect for the voters in the 19th District.
Back in September, I challenged my opponent to 5 debates. These debates would have given the voters an opportunity to hear the ideas of both candidates and decide for themselves who is best suited to be their next Senator. Unfortunately my opponent refused to accept this challenge and arrogantly ignores those he seeks to represent.
The voters of the 19th Senate District want to know why Ralph Smith is lying about living in the District. They want to know why he is a tax cheat who has failed to pay his personal property taxes to Roanoke County. The voters want to know why he hasn’t sponsored a single piece of legislation to address our jobs crisis. They want to know why he has never voted for a budget to fund transportation, public safety and education. These are questions that the voters have a right to ask and my opponent has an obligation to answer.
I have specifically challenged my opponent to attend the Montgomery County League of Women Voters Forum on Thursday, October 27th. This is one of the last opportunities we will have to jointly face the voters before November 8th. Ralph Smith needs to stop lying about where he really lives and answer questions about his personal property taxes and his failed record in the VA Senate
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: Election 2011, Elections, state_senate