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Freedom, IN 3/11/14- Republican Congressional Candidate Andrew McNeil has vowed to take his campaign to the people of the 8th District by personally meeting with as many of the voters as he can. Calling it the “Walk Across the District”, McNeil believes that his campaign must go beyond the traditional appearances at GOP events and political rallies that are typical of office seekers.
McNeil believes that elections should not be decided by the candidate who has the most money to spend on ads, but rather by the candidate who is best able to connect with the voters and resonate with their concerns.
McNeil is eager to take his appeal directly to the voters of the district. Having already visited towns like Clay City, Linton, and Jasper, McNeil plans to visit every town in the district before Republican primary voting ends on May 6th. “I am always pleased by the positive reception I get whenever I take the time to visit with local businesses on Main Street. “McNeil commented. “People almost seem surprised that a congressional candidate would be willing to drop in and talk, but there shouldn’t be anything surprising about it. Congressmen are elected to represent the voters and they must always stay in contact with them. It’s their sworn duty.”
McNeil was inspired to run for office partly by what he feels to be a lack of representation by current congressman Larry Bucshon. Recently, Bucshon was named one of “Boehner’s Bootlickers” by conservative blog RedState for choosing to support Speaker John Boehner’s agenda rather than the conservative platform on which he ran. Boehner’s approval rating is currently at 29% according to Rasmussen polling. This places him behind Nancy Pelosi who comes in at 31% on the same poll.
McNeil encourages anyone interested in gaining greater access to the political process to come out and visit with him as he travels. He posts regularly on Twitter and Facebook so check often to see when he will visit your town.
If you run an organization or business and would like to have Andrew visit, you can contact him through his website: andrewmcneilforcongress.com To keep up with Andrew’s whereabouts as he travels the 8th District be sure to follow him on Facebook or on Twitter at mcneil4congress.
Indiana’s 8th District includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick Counties.