Letter to Constituents
The campaign is in its last phasecrunch time. It has been a long road, but one that I have enjoyed thoroughly because it has taken me across the whole state meeting great North Dakotans like you.
I know there are people who feel that life is pretty good right now, but with record gas and food prices combined with property taxes going up and 15 thousand North Dakota children without health insurance, I know we can do so much betterwe can grow our wind and other energy resources to revive rural North Dakota, offer a middle class tax cut, and make sure every child has health insurance.
I have been busy on the campaign trail and this week has been a productive one. On Monday, I recorded a round table debate with Governor John Hoeven. It will air on Prairie Public television on October 3
at 8:30 p.m. and on October 4 at 5:30 p.m. I spent Wednesday campaigning in the heart of North Dakota's coal and oil country, and Friday I spoke at the North Dakota Conference on Social Welfare
With the recent turmoil in the financial markets, I know many of you may be very concerned about the direction of the economy. We now have clear evidence that the Republicans have led the country down the wrong path, politically and economically. The war in Iraq, tax cuts for the wealthy and this financial bailout will cost who knows how many billions of dollars and the burden is on all of us as taxpayers.
In Washington and in Bismarck, we need a change of leadership.
We have a lot of work to do. I look forward to your support.
Sen. Tim Mathern