The four Republicans who want incumbent Congressman Dan Burton’s job took to the stage for the first time Saturday as a group to make their case to Howard County voters as to why they should get the job.
Susan Brooks, Jack Lugar, John McGoff and David McIntosh touched on job creation, taxes, the federal bailout of Chrysler and whether the four of them running meant Burton would be re-elected. Audio from the hour-long forum is below. It is broken into four parts, each about 15-18 minutes long.
- Opening Statements
- Candidate positions on the Chrysler Bailout
- Job Creation
- Balancing the federal budget
- Tax Reform
- Committee Assignments
- Term Limits
- Will They Split the Ticket?
- Closing Statements
The head of the Howard County Republican Party says incumbent 5th District Congressman Dan Burton made a mistake by skipping Saturday’s candidate forum in Kokomo. Burton declined to attend, however Howard County Chairman Craig Dunn says Burton should have attended, especially as competitive as the race could get.
You can hear Dunn’s comments below. They run approximately 5 minutes.
The most interesting thing I can say about the forum was the responses from the audience. Virtually everyone said that they could easily see the four candidates replacing Burton. That’s not a good sign for the incumbent.