COVINGTON, Ky. - The 4th Congressional District democratic candidate in Kentucky, Bill Adkins, boasts numerous endorsements from various unions and other professional groups for issues in which he is running.
From building a small business to national security, Adkins' campaign is focused on the local economy. The first issue listed on his website is a "Strong Middle Class," in which he blames congress for the trillions of debt accumulated during the past decade.
Adkins eight issues are: Strong Middle Class, Protecting Seniors, Fighting for Veterans, Fair Taxes, National Security, Second Amendment, Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil.
He points the finger at Congress during the Bush administration for the country's debt problems, but does not suggest to stop spending.
According to Bill Adkins website, "[He] believes it is time to stop spending on the wrong things and make those investments we need – investments in our future, in jobs for the middle class, in infrastructure and transit that will transport America into the future."
When it comes to "fair taxes," Adkins' website says that he does not believe the country can tax its way out of debt, however calls for "shared sacrifice" to invest in the economy and paying down the debt.
When it comes to the 4th District's economy, Adkins sees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) as a vital point of interest, and providing higher education and training opportunities to build a competent workforce, and wants to promote "homegrown and local products" by supporting farms and small business.
He touts growing up in Letcher County, Ky. and witnessing the effects of poverty, getting his law license and raising a family of seven children.
Kentucky's 4th Congressional seat spans 20 of 122 counties: Boone, Boyd (northern), Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson (eastern), Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Shelby, Spencer (northern) and Trimble.
Adkins' opponent is Thomas Massie. To read where he stands, go to www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/political/elections_local/massie-hopes-to-win-seat-in-congress .
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