Democratic Senate Candidate Tony Raimondo is airing a television spot stating going to Iraq was a mistake. He says that money is going down the drain and we should be investing those dollars right here.
He says, All we have to do is make a commitment on America instead of overseas and instead of putting all that money into Iraq we can be focusing on infrastructure, creating 47-thousand dollars for every billion dollars we put into infrastructure. Infrastructure appears to be a sore spot to Raimondo. He says other countries are above and beyond what is happening in the U-S and a few changes would create desperately needed jobs. Raimondo wants to know why we have 20th century infrastructure when Japan and Germany have speed trains and we are still trying to figure out how to repair our infrastructure. We could have jobs in renewable energy, green-collar research opportunities. He says we’ve got to come back and think about our working people who are losing jobs and we can create good paying jobs. If Raimondo wins the primary, he will face former Governor and U-S Ag Secretary Mike Johanns. That name recognition does not bother Raimondo and neither does the Republican money that will be thrown Johann’s way. Raimondo used a chunk of his own money, 450-thousand dollars, to invest in his campaign. Raimondo’s opponets are Scott Kleeb (kleb), Larry Marvin and James Bryan Wilson.