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Jobs and the economy


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Jobs and the economy


People in Southwest Ohio have been hard hit by the economic crisis.  They need help.  They need more jobs.  And that starts with this simple notion — government needs to stay out of the way of small businesses instead of strangling these job creators with over-regulation.  The people who live here want to work – they are willing and able.  They want leaders who will advance policies that will attract more businesses – and the jobs that come with them – to Southwest Ohio.  Brad has fought to cut burdensome government regulations and help small business owners regain the freedom they need to create jobs. He also worked to pass the “No Budget, No Pay” act, which ensures that Members of Congress won’t be paid if they don’t do their job and pass a budget.

Tell me what you think.  Is this issue important and do you have ideas what we need to do in order to get people back to work?

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National Security and National Defense


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National Security and National Defense


Killing Bin Laden was a significant benchmark in the War on Terror, but it wasn’t the conclusion.  When serving as a Combat Surgeon with the U.S. Army in Iraq, Brad saw the effects of violent anti-American activism first hand.  Whether it’s Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or other places around the world – there are still far too many havens for terrorists who want to kill Americans.  Starting with securing our borders, and continuing with a strong, able, and ready military, Brad believes that we must remain active and vigilant to ensure our nation remains safe and free.

Tell me what you think about this issue and how important it is to make sure we identify and respond to threats made against our citizens and interests both here and abroad.

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Gun rights


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Gun rights


Brad is a proud gun owner, and Life Member of the NRA.  Like so many other Ohioans, he's frustrated that our constitutional right to keep and bear arms continues to be under attack by liberals.  Unfortunately, even recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions reaffirming that the Second Amendment guarantees the individual’s right to keep and bear arms were close votes.  And President Obama is working overtime to limit the ability of law-abiding citizens to have guns. That’s why we must be vigilant to ensure that Congress and the courts don’t encroach upon our gun rights.

Do you agree that gun rights are fundamental and protected under the Constitution and how important is it that we remain vigilant in protecting those rights?

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Good government and leadership


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Good government and leadership


Some people's views of Congress have never been worse.  They're simply fed up with partisan bickering, ethics violations and politicians who refuse to lead.  As an Army Officer, Brad knew how to lead, and he's proven it by not going to Washington and fading into the background – He has stood up and spoken out. Instead of becoming one of "them" in Washington, Brad has fought hard to ensure that Congress represents “us.”

If you could make one rule, policy or law that would important the integrity of our government, what would you suggest?

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Pro life


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Pro life


Brad is pro-life and believes that life begins at conception.  He's a supporter of organizations that support life such as Family First and Right to Life.  Brad also strongly supports efforts to repeal Obamacare and halt its expansion of public funding for abortion.  He'll compassionately support a culture of life in America and around the world. 

Where does protecting life fit into your top priorities facing our nation?  Is there more you believe should be done?  Share your thoughts below.

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Healthcare


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Healthcare


As a doctor, Brad can tell you that ObamaCare is bad policy and bad medicine.   It hurts the doctor-patient bond while increasing costs and hindering access to care. As so many are becoming negatively affected by this law, Brad will continue to work with his colleagues to fix and improve upon our healthcare system. Solutions have been proposed that can work, but Brad believes that first we must repeal a bad law. Alternatives are ready that help the uninsured get coverage, increase the ability to obtain coverage, protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, and encourage physician participation.

Do you have an Obamacare horror story?  Share it below.