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Shuster's tepid conservatism

| Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 8:55 p.m.

I recently received a political mailing from U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster stating that he is supported by U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina. Heritage Action for America, the political-advocacy arm of The Heritage Foundation, has as its purpose to hold Congress accountable to conservative principles. The following is according to the latest Heritage Action for America scorecard from January: The average House Republican conservative voting record is 63 percent. Shuster had a 47 percent conservative voting record, 16 percentage points below average. Meadows had an 85 percent conservative voting score.

Shuster's voting record is a whopping 38 percentage points below Meadows'. I called Meadows' office and asked why he would support a Republican with a below-average conservative voting record. I received no answer.

After 15 years, it's time for a change. Vote for conservative Art Halvorson in the 9th Congressional District.

Earl Eck


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