Dan Ruby, Minot
I'm writing in response to John Warner's letter in support for my opponent in District 38. I have always thought well of Sen. Warner, finding him to be a decent reasonable soft-spoken gentleman even though we are in different parties. I was disheartened and disappointed to see him stoop to the negativity that our opponents have been using throughout this election cycle. If his concern is that the state is getting mired in Washington-type politics he should refrain from using his endorsement letter to propagate what he claims is wrong with politics.
How about we just come right out and say what they are beating around the bush about in their ads and campaign materials. They are attacking us for being pro-life. If they want to steer the debate to the abortion issue then let's just say it instead of using terms like social engineering or agendas.
As a father and grandfather I think it is my duty to protect children whether born or preborn. There I said it. Will they now quit being so vague in their attacks? By the way, we have never run a negative ad about our opponents and don't plan to.
David Hogue, Larry Bellew and I work on many issues each session. Some of them include flood issues, property taxes, infrastructure and many other issues and we would be happy to discuss them with anyone from any district and any party.