Friday, September 24, 2010
The race for Kansas' Fourth District Congressional seat is heating up, thanks to an ad released by the Goyle camp.
It's an ad that is causing controversy on the campaign trail, as Raj Goyle attacks Mike Pompeo's record on jobs.
"He has said this on more than one occasion. It is something he believes, that it is not his job to bring back jobs to Kansas. He believes in engaging in more partisan bickering, and more of the classic Washington blame game, one party vs. another," said Goyle.
According to Pompeo, his words were taken out of context, cutting his actual reply in mid-sentence.
"The unfortunate thing about the ad, is that it's misleading. The representative took a statement that I made, and took about half of it, and completely flipped the meaning," said Pompeo.
In video given exclusively to KAKE, by Goyle's camp, here is the actual quote spoken by Pompeo, as he answered a question about bringing back jobs to Kansas.
"My role as I see it in Congress is not to bring jobs back to Kansas...fundamentally not my job. My job is to create the environment where ya'll can go create the next great company and create jobs.
16:09mike I don't think Washington creates jobs. I don't think the federal government creates jobs. We've seen the federal job spend trillions in stimulus, and we got no jobs here in Kansas as a result of that. I think jobs are created by Kansans, hard working folks out there who are taking risks and investing in Kansas," said Pompeo.
Goyle stands by his ad, saying voters have their choice.
"If you do believe in creating jobs overseas, creating jobs in Mexico, not standing up to outsourcing, then Mike Pompeo is your candidate. If you believe in investing in workers and businesses here, then I'm your guy," said Goyle.
Pompeo's camp released a statement Friday, saying "Goyle is desperate...He's doing what professional politicians always do. He's attacking the truth."
Goyle said the words were not taken out of context, they were in fact, "Mike's own words that he has said on repeated occasions."