BANGOR – Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Dale Crafts wants put his experience in business and the state legislature to work for Mainers. He describes himself as a “fiscal hawk,” something he says is needed in Washington, D.C.
“I’m all about cutting taxes That’s my record and everybody knows it,” Crafts said during a conversation with news anchors Kayla Fish and JR Mitchell.
Crafts is challenging first-term Democratic congressman Jared Golden for one of Maine two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Crafts said the if he is elected, he will work with President Donald Trump to promote pro-growth economic policies.
He said President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax and jobs plan reduced taxes for many Americans and many Mainers. He said Trump’s opponent, Joe Biden, wants to roll those changes back.
“When Vice President Biden come out and announced that he was running for president and the first thing he says to the American people, ‘I’m going to increase your taxes.’ I can’t even imagine that,” he said.
“You just got to put more money in the economy, so I agree with President Trump. He’s a businessman, I’m a businessman, Paul LePage is a businessman and you know what? We’re going to take them principles to Washington and get this economy going and grow the economy bigger and better than it ever has.”
Crafts also said he believes President Trump has the right to nominate – and should nominate – the next Supreme Court justice and rebutted a claim by Jared Golden campaign that he supported taking insurance coverage protections away from people with preexisting conditions.
“So we’ve got to get the story straight here,” he said. “And I’ve been accused of that I want to do away with preexisting conditions. So I’ve been in a wheelchair for 37 years and matter of fact, I think my opponent has some preexisting conditions and so that’s not true. They’re trying to accuse me of wanting to reduce Social Security benefits. Come on, it’s just a lie of the Democrat Party all across this whole nation.”