Three Questions for Tom McClintock Heading Into First (Only?) Debate in CA-04 Race


Friday, September 21st, 2018

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – This Sunday, Congressman Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse will meet to debate in Mariposa County – the only face-to-face meeting currently scheduled between the two candidates prior to November. During the debate, there are three key questions McClintock must answer to the voters of the 4th district:

1.  Will McClintock reject the thousands of dollars in special-interest money he has accepted since taking office?

McClintock has taken thousands of dollars from the insurance industry and dark-money donors while in Congress, then voted for a $50 billion tax giveaway to big corporations.  

Morse took a pledge to reject special-interest money, and hasn't taken a dime from corporate PACs.

2.  Will McClintock describe which pre-existing conditions he considers a "nuisance," and which he believes should be covered by healthcare plans?

In an interview last year, McClintock called pre-existing health issues "nuisance conditions," then proceeded to vote for legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and toss nearly 300,000 of his constituents with pre-existing conditions off their insurance plans.

Morse has a plan to increase access to affordable healthcare for all Northern Californians, making sure that seniors, women, and those with pre-existing conditions are not charged more or denied coverage.

3.  Will McClintock explain why he continues to reject bipartisanship and has a 95% party-line voting record?

Over his career, McClintock has voted the party line 95% of the time, and doesn't have a single notable bipartisan accomplishment to his name.

Morse has support from numerous Republicans and Independents in the district, and has vowed to put this community before any party or political agenda to find solutions.

The answers to these questions will hopefully be heard this Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm at Mariposa County High School (map). Stay tuned...