Campaign 2010

Apr 16, 2008

“Where’s Marty Ozinga?”  Day 23

On March 24th, concrete magnate Marty Ozinga announced he was running for Congress, but 23 days later he has still refused to answer a single question about his candidacy or on the issues. The DCCC’s "Where's Marty?" campaign is an effort to get Ozinga out of hiding and answer questions that the voters deserve answers to. 


The Ozinga campaign announced last week that Marty will continue to remain silent until the end of this month, depriving voters of any idea of where he stands on the issues.   “Ozinga himself will offer no comment until after the county chairmen vote April 30,” said the Ozinga campaign. [GOP split on Weller successor, Chicago Sun-Times, 4/07/08].


That said, Ozinga has already been making the campaign rounds, he’s advertised his new campaign office, his new campaign website, passed out campaign business cards, and has had his campaign manager handle all media interviews since announcing his campaign.  [PULSE: Ozinga hits ground running, Joliet Herald News, 4/14/08]


Question of the day for Marty: This tax day, millions of Americans have seen their hard-earned tax dollars go to the rebuilding of Iraq instead of rebuilding America.  In fact, according to the National Priorities Project, with the money that taxpayers in the 11th district will pay to fund the war in Iraq in 2009 alone, 165,769 people in the district who could have gotten health care won't. At a time when middle class families are struggling to make ends meet, what is your position on the Bush Administration continuing to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on an Iraq war with no end in sight and no plan for success?


Until Marty comes out of hiding and answers questions to which voters deserve answers, we'll keep asking.