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To the Editor:
In a couple of weeks, you’ll have the privilege to vote for either me or John Larson to represent CT-1 in the House of Representatives. Please vote – no matter who you support. Keeping an open mind, doing your research, and then voting your conscience is crucial to the health of our democracy
Now, let me make my case for your vote.
John Larson is a 24-year incumbent who hasn’t had a serious challenge in decades. I’m a practicing OBGYN who decided to pause my medical career to challenge Mr. Larson for two reasons. First, I believe that in this time of historic partisanship, we would all benefit from fresh thinking in Congress. As a moderate, compromise-oriented Republican in a traditionally Democratic state, I feel especially well-positioned to be part of the solution.
Secondly, I disagree with John’s approach toward many of the issues:
- For his entire career, John has supported government spending, which drives up taxes and causes inflation, making it harder for families to make ends meet. I support fiscal responsibility.
- Similarly, his solution to our struggling healthcare system has been to throw more money at it. I would use my firsthand experience to address the root structural issues.
- John has advocated for cutting our police forces, leading to more crime and more danger for our officers. I support increased training, presence, and oversight.
- For decades, Americans in our inner cities have struggled to get ahead. When thoughtless spending fails, John blames the system. I support new, means tested education and development programs to help bring opportunity to all.
Unfortunately, space limits prevent me from sharing more detail or covering all the issues. If you want to learn more about what I stand for, visit www.lazorforcongress.com.
I’ve been humbled by the support I’ve received from Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliated voters alike. I have done my best to gather input from folks in all 27 cities and towns within our district and really appreciate their enthusiasm and support. I know we can do better in Washington and this is our opportunity to make it happen.
Larry Lazor is the Republican-endorsed candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1st District.