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Duncan doesn’t represent constituents’ interests

posted Sep 23, 2017, 7:33 AM by Ocdp Web

Posted on September 22, 2017, The Journal, Seneca, SC

Editor:

Jeff Duncan doesn’t represent his constituents’ interests. Instead, he insists on representing special interest groups. He supports/sponsors bills that strictly reflect the wishes of his campaign contributors, not us voters.


Just look at the industries that underwrote his last campaign: oil and gas, $41,000; retired, $33,680; insurance, $24,050; hospitals/nursing homes, $21,250.


His top contributors were: National Auto Dealers Association, $15,000; National HealthCare Corp., $12,000; Dove Transportation, $10,200; American Society of Anesthesiologists, $10,000; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, $10,000.


Do any of these industries represent our interests? These are special interest industries that simply wish to maximize their ability to bring in money. Several want to have standards relaxed so that we voters are more at risk or have fewer rights and opportunities.


Are we happier today? Has your wealth increased? Duncan’s net worth has increased over the period from 2009-2012 from $1,157,411 to $1,475,007 — that’s 27 percent.

There is only one solution: Replace Jeff Duncan in 2018 with someone who truly represents the interests of South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district.


Ted Taylor

Seneca

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