Duncan Hunter Debate Press Release
* Michigan Continues to Demonstrate Success of Hunter Campaign *
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2007
San Diego, CA- - - Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) once again proved to be a strong candidate for President with his performance at the Republican Presidential Debate hosted by the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Hunter utilized the opportunity to promote the goals of his presidential campaign, including a major manufacturing initiative he intends to implement as President that will eliminate all federal income taxes on domestic manufacturing activities. Hunter announced this policy at a press conference at E&E Manufacturing plant in Plymouth on Monday, where it was well received by the audience and media.
“Those in the manufacturing business in Michigan understand how important this industry is to our country,” stated Hunter. “What was once the center of America ’s “Arsenal of Democracy” has been harmed over the years by unfair trade deals that send good U.S. jobs to countries such as China . This must end, and in a Hunter Administration it will. As President, I will start by implementing a policy that removes all federal income taxes on domestic manufacturing activities and I will ensure that our nation no longer engages in unfair trade deals where American jobs are sent to other countries and where American trade dollars are used to build the military resources of our adversaries.”
Hunter’s message has been strongly resonating with Michigan citizens, demonstrated by a recent poll conducted by Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group on September 13-19, 2007, where Hunter received 7% of the vote, placing fourth out of nine candidates. Hunter’s positive ratings and strong message of promoting fair trade over free trade is also coming at a time when media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal are reporting that a rising number of Republicans are becoming skeptical of recent trade agreements that have proven to be harmful to both the American worker and economy.