Salina Candidate Responds To Opponent’s Attack
KSAL Staff - Sat 08:37 AM 09/29/2012
A Salina Republican candidate responds to an attack by the Democrat who is running against him.
On Friday, Democrat Gary Swartzendruber at a media conference brought fraud allegations against a Washington DC business that Republican J.R. Claeys owned in 2009 and 2010.
Claeys sent a response to KSAL News, saying that it is inappropriate discourse on a day in which a police officer was shot.
"To play political games on a day a Salina Police Officer was shot in the line of duty shows where my opponent's priorities are. I pray for the officer, his family, and all our first responders who stand between us and the bad guys every day. We should be spending our time today honoring our brave police officers who put themselves in harms way to keep us safe."
Claeys also says "this is nothing more than a recycled, politically-motivated attack by a guy desperate to steer the conversation away from his support for Obamacare and taxpayer funded abortions. Sell that door-to-door in my district and see where it gets you."