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Art C. Schmitz, Published September 12 2010

Typical Democrat talk from Potter

As is typical of the Democratic Party, Sen. Tracy Potter, D-Fargo, has been much ado about nothing in his campaign. Of course, this is to be expected since he is running on a platform that is unlikely to resonate with many North Dakota voters.

For example, in Potter we have a candidate who wants to increase taxes through his Social Security ploy and stop energy development in North Dakota. I suppose his proposal to stop energy development shouldn’t come as a surprise since he has expressed support for cap and trade, an idea that would bring energy growth and development in North Dakota to a screeching halt.

He also expressed support for the health care bill that is increasing costs for Americans, and cutting Medicare for seniors. This, of course, doesn’t go nearly far enough for Potter. No, he has been a longtime supporter of government-run health care.

With all this in mind, it is no wonder Potter has decided to go negative. His only alternative is to run on his own record, which is completely out of touch with North Dakotans’ ideals and beliefs.