DelBene "untested in the public arena" (Seattle Times)
Everett, WA - November 3, 2012 - With our nation facing its greatest economic crisis since the 1930's and with the jobless rate in our area climbing to 8%, now is not the time to elect an inexperienced amateur like Suzan DelBene to represent us in the U.S. Congress.
DelBene, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 1st district, has never even voted to approve or reject a bill, let alone negotiated the terms of complex legislation with legislators from both sides of the aisle.
Delbene has consistently demonstrated throughout the campaign her ignorance of poorly drafted legislation and the unintended consequences of ideas not thoroughly vetted. For example, the Buffet Rule which she has campaigned on will destroy thousands of small businesses through high taxes - concerns which DelBene flippantly disregards as collateral damage.
DelBene has never experienced the worries and concerns of a struggling small business owner because she's never been one. After many months of campaigning, we still know very little about what DelBene would do as a member of Congress.
"She has spent millions trying to buy a congressional seat by demagoging the social issues and promoting the ridiculous notion that she, a pampered and extremely liberal multi-millionaire, somehow relates to and understands the struggles and needs of the middle class and working families", said John Koster.
"By comparison, I have a long record of passing legislation, working with Democrats and Republicans, and getting things done", Koster continued. "I have also run a small business for three decades, so I am personally attuned to the needs and problems of the working men and women of the 1st Congressional district."
The Seattle Times (October 3, 2012) said Koster's "views are well known and consistently applied over decades in elected office and public service." The Times declared DelBene "is untested in the public arena."
Washington State's Congressional delegation is very diverse, but one thing all of our House and Senate members have in common is that they all entered office with elected experience. DelBene has no experience in elective office and what she would do as a Congresswoman is unknown.
"Do we really want to take a risk on an 'unknown' at this time of economic calamity?" asked Koster.