From the office of Sen. Nancy Jacobs:
When Republican Nominee for Congress (Dist.2), Nancy Jacobs asked Dutch Ruppersberger about the 16 trillion dollar deficit facing this nation in last night’s debate, Dutch advocated taking a “balanced” approach to reining in the debt and spending. Dutch’s record shows he must not want to rein it in much since he recently voted to increase the debt cap. Jacobs believes the incumbent is putting his head in the sand about the unsustainable spending which will wreak further havoc with our economy and leave a sad legacy for our children.
Dutch tried to claim credit during the debate at Warren Elementary School for added jobs at Aberdeen Proving Ground and Ft. Meade due to base realignment. But Nancy Jacobs pointed out it was Republican Bob Ehrlich who got BRAC started, not Dutch. She explains traffic jams at APG are creating havoc in her state Senate District now even now, despite Dutch insisting that he brought home road construction dollars. To date only one intersection has been improved. Dutch bragged about his experience on the Armed Services Committee, not mentioning his party leadership forced him to step down from that post in recent months, which is bad for Maryland where there are numerous military facilities.
On the deaths of our ambassador and other Americans in Libya, Dutch says he doesn’t know why the intelligence was so flawed, even though he is a ranking member of the Intelligence Committee. Nancy Jacobs told the audience America should stand strong globally in the face of terror, yet that isn’t what happened in the immediate response to this tragedy. Dutch also has been critical of intelligence leaks, but according to news reports, his aide reported the death of Osama Bin Laden even before our own president!
In closing remarks Jacobs reminded the audience that while County Executive, Dutch tried to take away people’s private property with eminent domain to make way for developers. There was much applause. Now Dutch is raising most of his campaign funds from special interests, not from actual voters. Nancy Jacobs outraised Dutch if you look at how Maryland citizens donated to the two campaigns.