Nevertheless, Democratic Candidate Scott Wharton is proceeding on with his campaign to unseat two term Republican Congressman Rep. Steve Stivers.
On February 8th, Wharton will be at a house party in Grandview Heights, OH. Details below:
You're Invited to a House Party!
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Meet Scott Wharton
15th Congressional District
Refreshments will be served
RSVP by Monday, February 3rd to George & Libby Kalbouss, (614) 487-1531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
1370 Wyandotte Rd.
Grandview Heights, OH. 43212
Here's some insight on what provoked Scott Wharton to challenge Rep. Steve Stivers in OH-15:
Scott Wharton, D-Amanda, has filed petitions at the Franklin County Board of Elections to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Upper Arlington, in this fall’s general election for the 15th Congressional District seat.In addition, the government shutdown has been a key factor in Wharton's criticism of Congressman Stivers:
“Congress exists to solve problems and to get the job done for all Americans. I’m running because by all measures our representation in Washington is failing regular people,” Wharton said.
“Unfortunately, my opponent is in the thick of the dysfunction. While his allies and donors in corporate America profit greatly from today’s economy, too many people back home, here in Ohio, are still feeling the effects of the last recession,” Wharton said.
“What we’ve gotten from Steve Stivers and a do-nothing Congress is partisanship and a government shutdown,” Wharton said.
A focus of Wharton's remarks was on the partial government shutdown last month due to a Republican-led effort to tie funding of the government in its continuing resolution to a defunding of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.If you desire to support and get involved in Scott Wharton for Congress, links below:
While initially supporting this strategy, Stivers eventually voted yes on raising the country's debt ceiling and passing a continuing resolution right as the deadline hit before the United States risked default on paying its bills.
Wharton slammed Stivers for statements alleging no serious damage from the shutdown, "when according to Standard & Poor's, the shutdown cost around $24 billion and 900,000 jobs."
"The Affordable Care Act represents only 1.3 percent of the federal budget next year, meaning the Republicans furloughed thousands of federal employees for a nominal portion of the budget," he said. "Republicans once again put partisan politics over the people they were sent to Washington to represent."
Scott Wharton on the Issues: http://whartonforcongress.com/...