2nd District congressional candidate Jackie Walorski talked money and jobs during a brief speech Tuesday afternoon at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
CLICK HERE to watch Walorski RNC speech.
This is the context of her address:
Good afternoon. I'm proud to represent Indiana, which we affectionately refer to as the Hoosier State.
Hoosiers cherish values like common sense, hard work and problem solving.
And there's a lot Washington can learn from the Hoosier state.
When Indiana faced a massive budget shortfall, we didn't play partisan games. We came together, rolled up our sleeves and turned a billion-dollar deficit into a surplus.
We understood that when you have a deficit, spending more money isn't the solution.
In the face of record unemployment, we understood that more government spending won't create jobs.
That's why we passed common-sense reforms that made it easier to do business – and create jobs -- in our great state.
As a result, Indiana was rated as the best Midwest state to do business in and we are among the nation's leaders in job growth.
In the Hoosier state, we proved a very simple lesson: Working together is the best way to solve our problems. And Washington can do the same.
By cutting spending and reducing the red tape, we can unleash our small businesses to create jobs.
And with Hoosier common sense, we can balance the budget and get our nation's economy working again.
American workers and American entrepreneurs are the best in the world.I'm ready to carry their torch to Washington and prove there will never be a mountain too high for us to climb. The American spirit will always persevere.
Fellow Hoosiers it's your time to take back our country.
Thank you and God bless!
Walorski is running against Democrat Brendan Mullen in the fall congressional election. Mullen released the following statement after Walorski's convention speech:
“Jackie’s decision to attend the Republican Convention disappoints me. After running ads calling Washington ‘too partisan’, I had hoped she would eschew this most partisan of political events to stay here in Indiana, talking to voters. I will not be attending the Democratic National Convention.”
Andy Reynolds, Mullen’s campaign manager, added “From her recent smear tactics to attending the Republican convention to her record in the State House, Jackie’s action make it clear, she’s a die hard partisan who will choose ideology over cooperation every time. We’ve been trying to schedule a debate with Jackie for the past month; her campaign has declined to respond to any of the invitations they’ve received. Hopefully she will come back to Tampa ready to have the conversations voters deserve to hear.”