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13th Congressional District Candidates

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010

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13th Congressional District Candidates In the 13th Congressional District, the main issue is jobs and the economy. Most of the district's voters live in Summit and Lorain counties, both hard-hit by recession. So the election may turn on which candidate and which party voters think can help get the nation back on the right track. We'll spend the first half of the hour with Republican candidate Tom Ganley; later we'll talk with incumbent Democrat Betty Sutton. Join us with your questions starting at 9:00 a.m.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Government/Politics


Tom Ganley, Republican candidate
Rep. Betty Sutton, Democratic incumbent, 13th Congressional District

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Wendy Hess 8:19 AM 10/14/10

Speaking as someone who’s been one of Betty Sutton’s constituents since she came into office, I’ve been really happy with her as a representative. The two times we needed her to intervene for us as a representative, she did it and did it in a timely manner, and personally, I love the fact that she values the arts, unlike Mr. Ganley. Whey do so many business people think that success in business translates into success as a politician? Getting things done is a lot tougher when the people you’ll be trying to work with can’t be fired by you. Considering that we have a car from Ganley, and it took the shop 4 hours for an oil change and some other minor stuff, I think maybe you should focus on more on you business!

Sam 8:39 AM 10/14/10

Congresswoman Sutton, you represent Strongsville and other cities in Cuyahoga county. Yet, you do not campaign in these cities and you do not have an office? Why?

Tom 8:39 AM 10/14/10

Mr. Ganley
I am intrigued by your comment that all government should be run like a business. Don’t (good) businesses invest in their future ... often by borrowing to do so, with the expectation that an investment now will lay the groundwork for future growth? Wasn’t that exactly what we did with the stimulus package?  Why is investing in the future, even if we must borrow to do so, good for a business but bad for our nation?

Kelly 5:41 PM 10/14/10

Does Tom Ganley have any idea what the National Endowment for the Arts actually funds? News flash, Tom, it goes to all sorts of projects,
artists, and organizations, just like...NPR! Maybe Ganley should do his homework before he says he wants to eliminate a program, and
before he has the gall to call its grant recipients producers of smut.

Andrew 5:57 PM 10/14/10

I’ve read a lot of not too good stories about Tom Ganley lately. Since he doesn’t seem to show up in public too often, I’d think when he does speak, he’d want to stay away from any arguments involving morality. While the arts may not be at the top of my list of things I want my tax dollars going to, I certainly don’t want them going to paying Tom Ganley a government salary.



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