- Associated Press - Sunday, July 27, 2014

NAME: Anil Kumar

SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/kumarforuscongress

Candidate did not provide additional biographical information to The Associated Press.

TOP ISSUE AND PLAN TO ADDRESS IT: I am a strong advocate for making health care accessible and affordable for every American. In my medical practice, I’ve seen the need for health care reform - and how the Affordable Care Act is already helping patients, especially those with pre-existing conditions or financial concerns. I also see how the ACA can be improved so it fully lives up to its purpose of expanding access to quality health care, emphasizing prevention, reducing costs, and protecting patients’ rights. My experience as a health care practitioner and administrator will be invaluable in Congress as we continue to reform the country’s health care system. To reduce wasteful spending and provide the high-quality care every American deserves, we must hold organizations and providers accountable. There’s no question that we have work to do, but repealing the ACA is simply not an option. It would take coverage away from millions of Americans - including many who have insurance for the first time - risking their financial futures and even their lives. A healthier America is good for our country, including our economy, and I’m determined to protect the best interests of our citizens.


NAME: Bobby McKenzie

AGE: 39 (Born Oct. 4, 1974)

EDUCATION: Crestwood High School (Dearborn Heights); bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, master’s degree from Georgetown University; visiting scholar, University of Oxford

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Worked as senior adviser to U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism

FAMILY: Single, no children

SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/bobbyformichigan , https://twitter.com/Bobby_McKenzie

TOP ISSUE AND PLAN TO ADDRESS IT: The top issue facing Michigan and our country is creating good-paying jobs. Accordingly, we must invest in public education, infrastructure, and provide support to small businesses and the middle class - the engines of economic growth. Education is a key component to our economic well-being, and our youth need the skills necessary to compete in a global economy; rebuilding our aging infrastructure will put people to work; and small businesses need access to capital to expand and hire new employees. We also must protect Social Security and Medicare. Seniors rely on these programs, and cuts will harm seniors and by extension our economy. I will also advocate for women’s rights and support legislation to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. I will support measures that end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, and I will work to ensure that we create and keep good-paying jobs here.


NAME: Bill Roberts

AGE: 33 (Born Jan. 29, 1981)

EDUCATION: Hempfield High School, Landisville, Pennsylvania; attended one year at Temple University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: 2012 U.S. House candidate; member of the LaRouche PAC Policy Committee

FAMILY: Single

SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Roberts/443936098969433

TOP ISSUE AND PLAN TO ADDRESS IT: As a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, I will continue to fight for solutions which do exist to reverse the breakdown of the economy, a collapse trend that has accelerated under both the Bush and Obama presidencies. Solutions do exist, but you have to confront reality. There will be no economic recovery unless Wall Street is put through bankruptcy and there will be no humanity if Obama succeeds in provoking thermonuclear World War III. Neither the leadership of the Republican or Democratic parties has had the integrity or courage to confront this reality and remove Obama from office. The immediately necessary program for putting the U.S. economy in the direction of a real economic recovery starts with the re-implementation of the Glass-Steagall Act. This will purge the toxic gambling debts from our banking system, making way for the next series of necessary steps. Second, we must return to a top-down system of national banking; that is, a national banking and credit system placed under the supervision of the U.S. Treasury. Third, the focus of the use of a federal credit system must be for improvements in trends of employment toward high physical economic productivity. Fourth, we must adopt a crash program for fusion power, reviving the commitment to the positive long-term development of the human species.


NAME: Nancy Skinner

AGE: 49 (Born March 16, 1965)

EDUCATION: Bishop Foley High School (Madison Heights); bachelor’s degree, University of Michigan

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. Senate Democratic primary candidate, Illinois, 2004

FAMILY: Divorced

SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/nancyaskinner

TOP ISSUE AND PLAN TO ADDRESS IT: Climate change is the most urgent issue facing humanity today. If we don’t get this right, nothing else matters. Our own U.S. scientific agencies and the Pentagon are saying we have 10 years to turn this around. The good news for Michigan is that we are finally in a good position because we are surrounded by 21 percent of the fresh water supply on the planet, we are getting wetter as a region, not drier, like California, which is in a 500-year drought and produces 50 percent of the nation’s produce. Michigan has the agricultural ability and will need to produce more food for the nation. Michigan also has the engineering and manufacturing infrastructure to “own the renewable energy sector” and produce clean energy technologies like wind turbine engines, solar arrays and solar roads, even right here on Interstate 75 from Michigan to Florida. World demand is growing rapidly. We were once the “Arsenal of Democracy.” We can become the “Arsenal of Survival.” It’s a personal decision, not a partisan one. It’s the only irreversible decision we will make. Budgets can be fixed, wars can be ended, climate change can never be reversed. It’s immediate. I will lead the way to a clean energy future.

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