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State of Pennsylvania April 22, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Bill Cahir

Candidate for
US Representative; District 5; Democratic Party

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Journalist/reserve Marine
  • Sergeant, USMC Reserve
  • Veteran, two tours, Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • former journalist for five Pennsylvania newspapers
  • former aide to U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford, D-Pa.
  • former aide to U.S. Senate Labor Committee
  • Penn State graduate
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Attract good jobs to the Fifth Congressional District and block I-80 Tolls
  • Improve access to affordable, reliable health care coverage
  • Stabilize Iraq, adopt a bipartisan exit strategy, and care for our veterans
Key Endorsements
  • PAC and Major Paul Hackett, USMCR
  • former state Rep. Ruth Corman Rudy, former Commissioner John T. Saylor
  • Democratic State Committee member Nicholas Gianvito
Position Papers
Our Economic Future
The next congressman from Pennsylvania's Fifth District must partner with state and local officials, as well as private-sector leaders in agriculture, alternative energy, higher education, banking, health care, telecommunications, and high-tech research to make Pennsylvania a better place to launch new businesses, retain human capital and reclaim older urban areas. And all of these changes must have a single focus: Creating good jobs.
Improving Access to Health Care
It is time to turn elect a new class of problem-solving lawmakers dedicated to serving the public instead of ignoring major economic problems. Getting affordable health care for working Americans must be a top priority for Congress.
Stabilizing Iraq and Finding the Exit
I believe we do need to get out of Iraq, because staying there for 100 years would radicalize young men throughout the Middle East. Staying in place would cause more terrorism in that neighborhood and around the globe. Staying there, with no exit strategy, would be counterproductive, doing more harm than good.
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