Now, residents of the 14th Congressional District have the opportunity to support a candidate pledged to work for better government and the interests of average Americans. Here is a message from Dennis:
“I have decided to once again run for Congress. I ran in 2012 because Congress, and in particular the House, had proven itself to be broken. Rather than addressing the difficult issues that were facing the Nation, the House was spending its time on other things. What were they up to? They were voting regularly to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering alternatives. They were passing “jobs bills” that had no jobs in them. They carried us to the edge of the “fiscal cliff.” They were full of dire warnings of “socialism,” while big banks and megacorporations were raking in record profits. They were investigating “Fast and Furious”, Benghazi, and the failure of Solyndra instead of discussing jobs, poverty and education. They were sharing with us their disturbing thoughts about women’s biology and what constitutes rape, and working to make women’s access to health care more difficult. These things were of higher priority than addressing the fact that tens of millions of Americans had no access to affordable health care, that middle class income was stagnant, that jobs were hard to come by, and that a growing number of families were falling into poverty.
"Has the House changed much in the past year? Not much. Poverty and hunger are still not being discussed, they are still voting to repeal Obamacare and they’re still running on about socialism. A year after the tragedy they’re still talking about Benghazi, strange given their silence concerning the deaths of the nearly 100 killed in thirteen attacks on American diplomatic facilities during the Bush Administration. My opponent still talks about the “theft” of $716 billion from Medicare long after that chestnut was put to rest. He continues to declare that the salvation of the economy lies in persuading each small business owner to hire just one more person, and he apparently believes that all the health care system needs is more insurance companies here in Illinois. While his party continues to talk about the imminent threat posed by the Nation’s debt and deficit, my opponent suggests that the time is right to spend $500 million on abstinence-only sex education.
"My old friend Willy once told me that 'common
sense is the least common of all the senses.' This Congress has done nearly
everything in its power to prove that Willy was right.
"I hope that I can count on your support. Together we can make this happen and we can make government work for the people.”