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    PA-Marina Kats for Congress!

    Kats Will Take On Schwartz In Montco Congressional Race
    By: Bradley Vasoli, The Bulletin
    02/27/2008
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    Marina Kats, an Abington attorney, became the sole Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District Monday evening.

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    Ms. Kats bested Upper Moreland Republican leader Lee Falgoust 178 to 81 at the Montgomery County Republican Committee's endorsement meeting. Mr. Falgoust responded by asking all county Republicans to support the endorsed candidate and withdrawing from the nomination contest, formally decided in the April 22 primary.

    The presumptive nominee faces a formidable opponent in the incumbent Democrat. Mrs. Schwartz, a Jenkintown resident and former state senator, is running for a third term in the House of Representatives, having defeated real estate developer Raj Peter Bhakta in 2006 by 66 percent to 34 percent in a district that includes much of Montgomery County and most of Northeast Philadelphia. Her campaign now has roughly $1.6 million cash on hand.

    Still, her opponent from Abington does not foresee a predictable Democratic victory. "I am very confident," Ms. Kats said. "We already know that money alone does not win the election." She cited Arizona Sen. John McCain's all-but-certain presidential primary victory over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as an example; Mr. McCain was out-raised manifold but still prevailed.

    Ms. Kats also said that anti-incumbent impulses in America are currently strong and cut across party lines. In Maryland this year, she noted, Rep. Albert Wynn (D) and Rep. Wayne Gilchrist (R) both lost their respective primary battles. No congressperson from the state has lost a nomination contest since 1992.

    "There's tremendous anti-incumbent sentiment right now," Ms. Kats said. "I think the fact that she's incumbent sort of goes against her not for her."

    The Republican has sought to distinguish herself from her opponent by speaking in favor of broad tax cuts and spending reductions. She also opposes amnesty for illegal aliens and describes herself as pro-Second Amendment on guns.

    Ms. Kats differs with Mrs. Schwartz strongly on whether Washington should act presently to phase out the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq. Speaking to The Bulletin from her law office in Feasterville, she described looking upon an American flag that was flown for a year and a half over the base of her colleague Christopher Hudock when he was called to active duty in Iraq. Upon returning, he gave Ms. Kats the flag to hang in her office. She describes it as a reminder of the imperative that America prevail.

    "I am supporting the withdrawal of American troops as soon as possible, but only when it is safe to do it for us and our national security interests."

    Schwartz spokesperson Rachel Magnuson said the congresswoman welcomes the opportunity to compare her own professional record with Ms. Kats's.

    "Congresswoman Schwartz is a fighter on behalf of middle class families," Ms. Magnuson said. "The issues that they care about are health care, the economy and making sure the streets are safe from crime."

    Mrs. Schwartz, she continued, should do well against someone "who has made her money being an immigration and criminal defense lawyer."

    Bradley Vasoli can be reached at bvasoli@thebulletin.us
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    Schwartz does not oppose amnesty for illegal aliens. People in her district are vehemently opposed to amnesty and she's STILL clueless. It's time for her to go! Middle class families are suffering, economy is tanking, health care is a joke and crime has not gone down. Now Schwartz wants a THIRD term to do nothing? I DON'T THINK SO! VOTE HER OUT!
    "If you love our nation, STOP illegal immigration!"

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    The one issue that Kats feels she's most qualified to speak on is immigration.

    "I truly believe in legal immigration, "Kats said. "We need it to keep our workforce and enrich our society. What I don't believe in is illegal immigration."

    Kats said she has a four part plan to address the exponential flow of illegal immigrants into the country which includes– building a secure wall across the Mexican-American border, implementing stiffer penalties for illegal immigrants, encouraging more legal immigration as a means decrease the amount of jobs available to illegal immigrants, and decreasing government incentives for illegal immigrants to stay in the country.

    "What I can guarantee while I'm in office is that I'll make my decisions based not on how it will benefit me politically or what other people will think, "Kats said. "I will make my decision based on what I think is good for the American people."

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    Well we are going to need all the Republicans we can get in congress and this one sounds like she has the right idea!!



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    "What I can guarantee while I'm in office is that I'll make my decisions based not on how it will benefit me politically or what other people will think, "Kats said. "I will make my decision based on what I think is good for the American people."

    Your decisions Kats are supposed to be based on what your constituents "We The People" want NOT what YOU want.

    I am not sure this candidate "Gets It".
    "A Government big enough to give you everything you want,is strong enough to take everything you have"* Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by USPatriot
    "What I can guarantee while I'm in office is that I'll make my decisions based not on how it will benefit me politically or what other people will think, "Kats said. "I will make my decision based on what I think is good for the American people."

    Your decisions Kats are supposed to be based on what your constituents "We The People" want NOT what YOU want.

    I am not sure this candidate "Gets It".
    UMMM I didn't catch that "USPatriot" we have to many of those who seem to know what is best for us instead of listening to us.

    But if it is between only her or the Demacrate ?
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    She is a former immigrant from Russia, so she would have first hand knowledge of what it takes to get here legally. She is running against Allyson Schwartz who supports amnesty and all it's provisions and is a career politician.
    "If you love our nation, STOP illegal immigration!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOSADFORUS
    Quote Originally Posted by USPatriot
    "What I can guarantee while I'm in office is that I'll make my decisions based not on how it will benefit me politically or what other people will think, "Kats said. "I will make my decision based on what I think is good for the American people."

    Your decisions Kats are supposed to be based on what your constituents "We The People" want NOT what YOU want.

    I am not sure this candidate "Gets It".
    UMMM I didn't catch that "USPatriot" we have to many of those who seem to know what is best for us instead of listening to us.

    But if it is between only her or the Demacrate ?
    Kats remark about bringing in more legal immigrants doesn't set well with me either.
    "A Government big enough to give you everything you want,is strong enough to take everything you have"* Thomas Jefferson

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    Her past statements on illegal immigration seem to fall along the lines of John McCain's "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" to benefit businesses and corporations profittting from illegal immigration. Keep in mind...she's an immigration lawyers.
    The only way to find out what her true position is on illegal immigration is to call her office and ask her the tough questions. Otherwise we are not being fair and merely speculating. Let's get the answers right from the source.

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