I am voting for State Senator Johnny Ray Salling for Congress in Maryland’s Second Congressional District for three reasons:

• Senator Salling is a veteran. As an Army Reservist, I support veteran Congressional Candidates because they understand how the military works and does things. If Congress is considering a Declaration of War to send soldiers in harms way, I feel more secure knowing that this decision has not been taken lightly and thought out carefully. Also as a veteran, Mr. Salling will support our veterans receiving proper medical care at VA Hospitals.

• Senator Salling is not afraid to stand up and oppose Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I know that Speaker Pelosi is from Baltimore but she doesn’t understanding working class values and has lost touch with average people. She has held up the Stimulus Package time and time again.

• Senator Salling genuinely cares and is concerned about people. He is not a career politician. He worked at the Bethlehem Steel plant in Sparrows Point and knows what is like to live paycheck to paycheck. He understands the needs of working families and the problems they face on a daily basis. I have known Mr. Salling before he was elected State Senator. I can tell you that his attitude and demeanor has not changed since he has been in public office.

For these reasons, I am voting for Johnny Ray Salling for Congress and ask that you please do the same.

Paul M. Blitz writes about politics and veterans issues for various publications.

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