(PRWEB) August 17, 2004
Today, Congressman Peter Deutsch (FL-20), Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, received the editorial board endorsement from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Please find an excerpt of this article below, to view the full article please visit, http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/editorial/sfl-editkgussenateaug15,0,6466755.story?coll=sfla-news-editorial
Florida is one of the "battleground" states in the campaign for the presidency, but it also will play a pivotal role in determining which party controls the narrowly divided U.S. Senate. With Bob Graham retiring, this Senate seat will be hotly contested for the first time in 18 years. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board makes the following recommendations for the Aug. 31 primary:
Peter Deutsch has been a tenacious campaigner and outspoken lawmaker since he first was elected to public office in 1982 at the age of 25. That was for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives. For the last 10 years, the 47-year-old Deutsch has served effectively in the U.S. House as the representative of District 20, which covers much of Broward County and part of Miami-Dade.
Since the beginning of his political career, Deutsch has been a steadfast defender of programs that serve the elderly and underprivileged. He supports excluding Social Security trust fund surpluses from overall budget calculations to prevent "raiding" of the trust funds to finance unrelated spending and tax cuts. He believes the current Medicare drug benefit is inadequate, and has introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to negotiate lower prices.
In the past, he has voted to give the president line-item veto authority. He also voted in favor of a balanced-budget amendment for the U.S. Constitution. And, he supported a cut in the capital tax and welfare reform.
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