In Debates, King Answers and Vilsack Ducks Questions and Attacks



(AMES) – After two debates between Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) and Democrat challenger Christie Vilsack, what voters in the 4th Congressional District have assumed all along has become clear – King offers solutions and substance to the issues facing America while Vilsack ducks questions and offers Nancy Pelosi-style partisan attacks.

After ducking questions for over a year, 4th District Iowans were optimistic Christie Vilsack would finally reveal her positions and answer questions. Unfortunately, Vilsack used the debate stage to continue offering more of the same empty rhetoric and scurrilous attacks Iowans and Americans have grown tired of hearing from their candidates.

Here is what a debate moderator and voters said after listening to Vilsack during the debates:

I don’t think that she answered some of the questions as well as I would have liked, especially when we started talking about Obamacare. Her answers were a little bit too short and too general.” – Gary Barrett, WHO Radio Debate Moderator (“Vilsack Relentlessly Attacks, Fails with Facts in First Debate,” The Iowa Republican, 9/7/12)

“Rather than spending her (Vilsack) time answering the questions, she (Vilsack) spent her time attacking Steve, where he actually addressed the questions and actually agreed with her on a couple of points.” -Bob Johnson, Dickens, Iowa, voter

(“King and Vilsack spar over health care in Clay County Debate,” Mason City Globe Gazette, 9/8/12)

“How is she (Vilsack) going to get any support from the other side if she is that sharp-tongued with the Republicans?” – Russell Eddie, Storm Lake, Iowa, voter

(“King and Vilsack spar over health care in Clay County Debate,” Mason City Globe Gazette, 9/8/12)

The more Iowans hear from Christie Vilsack, the more they realize she is running for Congress to be a “Nancy Pelosi partisan fighter” to advance the failed economic policies of President Obama.

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