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>> seventeen states, 42 cities, that has been the schedule for house speaker paul ryan as he campaigns to keep the republican majority in the house of representatives. join us on the phone is james who is following all of us. thanks very much for being with us. >> caller: thanks for having me on. what has been paul ryan message? what is he telling republican and swing voters? >> caller: his message has essentially been that no matter what the focus is going to be in terms of the top of the ticket, what you try to do is convince voters that no matter what they need a republican majority in the house. he's talking a lot about using always holding up his pamphlet for his bed with agenda that he developed earlier this year with house leaders. you basically stock about what he wants house republicans to be able to pass it to maintain the majority. he's not talking about the top of the ticket lessees criticizing hillary clinton it is essentially saying we have
this agenda. we helped build a passive through the house which need to be able to send us back with house majority and he's done some campaigning with us and republican candidates in singh when he congressional majorities to build a pacifist agenda. >> host: on that note has a face political headwinds from the trump campaign or are republicans in the final week or so coming home to donald trump? and converse without republicans running for election or reelection? >> caller: i think there's no doubt he and other republicans in the house have faced some serious headwinds from donald trump. democrats are hopeful that there are signs of donald trump poll numbers are at the bottom, falling out and this could cause problems for republicans down about. there's also the question of whether certain republicans who have either walk away from donald trump or been a little wishy-washy on whether not they supported will face a backlash
from some of the most ardent cobb supporters who are frustrated the rest of the party has not been behind him fully. we seeing donald trump tweeting in some interview sang some negative things and going after paul ryan a little bit. brian has a pushback. is not talking about trump at the top of the ticket but there are some definite headwinds from donald trump for republicans both in terms of whether not they can convince moderates who are turned off and whether not they can bring those republicans who are trump supporters of the candidates who might have been for their support for trump. >> host: the what october surprise came last friday, the fbi and i think it is take a look at new hillary clinton e-mails. national polls right now to indicate it may not have a significant impact on a race. my question, some are theorizing it could have an impact on house races. >> caller: it's an interesting thing. most of the people i talked to since friday and both parties agree with that assessment. they think that in terms of how
voters think about hillary clinton and the problems she's had with e-mails, the cake is baked. if you have a real problem with her handling of e-mails or you don't think it's a big deal. either way you will not be swayed one way or the other based on the most recent revelations coming from the fbi on friday. it's a very interesting question of whether not this is good have any impact down the ballot. you talk to some democrats and they think it could actually energizes some of those supporters who might have thought this race was a done deal, might about hillary clinton is going to walk away with it so maybe they're not totally motivated to go to the polls but now they can either see the race tightening a little bit, the afraid of that or it could just reenergized their feelings that hillary clinton has been treated unfairly. republicans dismissed that argument. they think it is the spin from democrats. republicans also think this could help them in a sense of some republican voters who are turned off by donald trump don't support him as the nominee but
don't like hillary clinton either, could not be new energized to go to the polls from this republican argument we have seen about having a check and balance on hillary clinton if she wins the presidency in terms of having a republican congress. they are hopeful if the conversation over the next week is about hillary clinton, about her in else at about the fbi potential investigating some of those e-mails, that some voters might not have wanted to go to the polls because of their feelings about donald trump will change their minds and will go to the polls because they want republicans in place. that's the argument and if it comes down to it's difficult to predict. we don't know which way it's going to fall but it will come down to whether or not one side or the other sees increase in turnout or an increase in energy from their voters based on this. >> host: so james arkin, one week before the november
election what will it take for democrats to recapture control of the house as you look at the polling on your website at real clear politics.com? what are you looking at? what are the odds? >> caller: i still think the odds for democrats taking over are pretty low. i don't think that it's a 0% chance it happens but i think a lot of things have to fall in place in the right way. the democratic base turnout really high numbers basically the same numbers for president obama's win in 2008 or even better. they need republican turnout to be depressed in somebody's swing districts. republicans not to shop at the polls at all in high numbers. and jamie donaldson comes poll numbers to really come upon to fall out. they need a big hillary clinton wind pushing high single digits. right now you look at the generic ballot in terms of congressional races and it's about 3.7 percentage point.
i don't think that's big enough for democrats to take back the houshouse but most analysts thik maybe 15-20 seats could be sort of a high mark for them which would still be a good night for democrats but it would lead to about 10 seats short of the '30s they need to flip the house. we are looking at democratic games. we could be potential looking very democratic gains but i think unless a lot of things fall into place in sort of the perfect confluence of events we are still looking at democrats falling short and republicans holding onto the majority. >> host: has a speaker by been effective on the campaign trail for his fellow house republica republicans? >> caller: i think council has. speaker ryan come as a speaker of the house he's got near universal name recognition. he brings news attention. they're able to cut ads with him, given his support. he's very popular among republicans and the other thing he does is he brings a lot of money to the table. he's going to do anything with
barbara comstock in the of virginia district, if very competitive race in the next week or so at last o of his in e district he brought in $400,000 in one evening. so he's a huge fundraiser. he's given tens of millions to the nrcc. i think paul ryan has been a very effective surrogate for down ballot republicans. >> host: th the polling numbers and reporting available online at real clear politics.com. james arkin wh the false the ho, thank you very much for being with us call back thanks for having me on. >> will until speaker ryan campaigned for congress been present party by for a second term for nevada's fourth congressional district which includes a part of las vegas. [applause] >> i would just like to make a few points. number one, thank you.
thank you for being here. thank you for helping and supporting cresent hardy. this man has a big heart and very broad shoulders. [laughter] one of his first meetings with writer in the center about two years ago and he's been coming ever since. you see, here is what we are trying to achieve it and this is why kevin did such a great voice too. we have an agenda we are running on, that we are talking about the giving of have not heard about because of this lot going on these days. we call it a better way. here's what number one of our six part plan is, fight poverty. go at the root causes of poverty. [applause] here is the way we see things. all the great ideas, they are not out there in washington, d.c. they are not out there, were not
listening to the bureaucrats, technocrats in washington because if we do that then we will get more of the same. we are in year 51 of this big war on poverty and, unfortunately, poverty is winning this war. we are taking a new approach. our approach is used to tears and one mouth in that proportion a come to our communities and find out what's working. who is doing a great job, how do we get behind them. and they measure success in this battle for upward mobility. this is a battle to replace hobby with opportunity. measured success. too much what government does is it's a success as effort to how much money are we spending? how many programs are we creating? we spent $800 billion a year and we think success is just more of that. we need to measure success in the war on poverty and are we getting people out of poverty? let's go out of the root causes.
[applause] this is why i'm so excited to be with cresent hardy. cresent hardy is one of the architects of this plan. cresent hardy is the man with a big heart who says i don't have all the answers but i'm going to go find out where the are. what i see these great things happening i'm going to get behind them. the key to winning this, to replacing poverty with opportunity is ideal i, soul to soul, person to person, community by community. let me point to one person in this room, jon ponder. [applause] jon ponder is a we pay attention to, somebody we draw inspiration from, someone we've learned from. john ponders hope for purchase program is a beautiful manifestation of the idea we are talking about. he's getting people coming out of prison at working with law enforcement, working with the faith community, getting people's lives rebuilt and making redemption work come help in getting people out of poverty.
we need to respect that, not replace that. what we are trying to do is get everybody to come together to this isn't a partisan thing. this isn't what works thing. how do we make sure the respect of these front-line poverty fighters, bring the resources, respect local communities and how do we take these great ideas that actually work and make sure they are spread around the country so we can see this moment for what it is? a moment where we reclaim the american id. to do what the american idea is? it's real simple. the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life. you can make it in this country. it doesn't matter who you are a where you come from. the problem we have today is the are a lot of people don't see that. there are a lot of people who don't believe it. there are communities in generations that are just passing them by. if it's not true for everybody then it really isn't true after all, is it? so this is our mission. this is number one in our agenda.
how do we restore the american idea for everybody? we do that by listening, by learning, by going with what works, i supporting a great community poverty fighters that are doing a good job of getting people on to the life they want, on the letter of opportunity. i just want to thank you all. we have an election in 10 days, and this man, cresent hardy, he's fighting for you. they spend has a big heart. this thing is working hard because he sees the struggling that is going right in the fourth district and is going to bat for you every day. i want to thank you and simply ask you like everybody else does, go fight for cresent hardy because people keep fighting for you. thank you very much and god bless you. thank you. [applause]
♪ ♪ >> joining us from kansas city with a look at the missouri senate race is dave helling, reporter and columnist for the "kansas city star." thank you for being with us. >> caller: great to be with you. >> host: jason kander challenging roy blunt. why is this race become so competitive? >> caller: a couple of reasons. roy blunt has been the senator from missouri for six years to peace in his first term. he remains a popular figure in
missouri, but he has some flaws. flaws. first of august in washington for a long time. is 66 so is well-known to people in missouri going back to the 1980s. this is not a year to be that incompetent as you guys know. it's a tough deal to sort of defend government or washington more broadly that it has been in past cycles. jason kander is a fresh face. he cut a very well know that we assembled a rifle blindfolded to help them with rural areas of the states whose what a sport campaign, has plenty of money in a year in which incumbents is a problem. having said that, i think roy blunt has also went a very good, smart campaign good, smart can't do so within one or two-point race these away as we head into the final week. >> host: according to real clear politics, within the margin of error and get in a national race donald trump is heading in missouri. what impact does his candidacy have on the race and the weak and development involving
hillary clinton and the fbi and the server impacting jason kander transferred it's interesting that trump is running ahead of blood in missouri. in those states to senate candidates are far ahead of trump because he is as although pretty controversial character. the fact that roy blunt trails trump in kansas suggest a problem that roy blunt has, which is is not universally popular among republicans. roy blunt was heavily involved for years ago and the controversy surrounding todd akin and claire mccaskill. you remember the so-called legitimate rape energy. and that the time roy blunt try to get todd akin to leave the race. he did not do so but it left a bitter taste in the mouths of a lot of republicans in missouri about roy blunt. they thought he should've stayed out of the controversy. instead he waded into. that's a bit of a problem. i think that shows up in his poll numbers were a trails drop. if trump can move farther ahead, if trump can when missouri i ate when i pointed the think roy
blunt will be okay. mitt romney won missouri by nine points in 2012, so it shows you how it turns presidentially. if trump gets close to that than i think roy blunt will be fine. if it is a two or three-point drop victory in missouri, then i think blood is in trouble and that's other weekend events played in missouri. to the extent they cost secretary clinton in missouri and helped donald trump i think that helps turn out and helps roy blunt. >> host: who is jason kander and how did he become the senate nominee for the democrats? >> caller: he is the secretary of state in missouri. he won a statewide race two years ago. relatively unknown in the park and tell them. he had served in the state legislature but had never sought public office, or statewide office before. 35 years old, a veteran of the war in afghanistan, well-regarded year, smart, you
know, raise money, get a lot of things that a candidate would have to do. and as i suggested has run a very, very good camping. that as recently as a month ago he was unknown by about three this of the voters in missouri. he's done an extraordinarily well-known figure. so part of this challenge has been introducing himself to the voters of missouri and to try and ride whatever ways might come from the problems of donald trump has with the job electric. so as i say he's been smart about this campaign. he's been aggressive. he is challenged senator blunt on personal terms. senator blunt's family off bob just. jason kander is made much of that in his tv commercial. whether it's enough to get off the top we will not know for a week. >> host: a statement by the fbi director, the developer and since then, what impact does that have on jason kander
campaign treasury issued a statement looking for a private e-mail server was a mistake and he trusted the fbi. both candidates in missouri unless you are doing their best to separate themselves from the candidates at the top of the ticket. you don't see hillary clinton or any other circuits coming into missouri to campaign for jason kander. i think it's time to keep her at arms length if he can the roy blunt is doing the same thing with donald trump. he said i will vote for donald trump, i've endorsed him but he doesn't campaign with him. he doesn't want to be seen in the same photograph with donald trump. each candidate is trying to read his own race out here, and we will see a voters respond on november 8 traveled on november 8 when the returns come in next tuesday, what would you be looking for? what will tell you which way this race is going? >> caller: jason kander will do well in the urban areas, st. louis and kansas city. he needs to rack up big margins in those cities to have a chance.
roy blunt will do well in southwest missouri where he is from, and in the rural areas. but when claire mccaskill one and 2012 and when she won in 2006, democrat, she also held her own insource into missouri counties and even won several. if the jason kander can do that, if he can sort of for over counties in central missouri, then i think you may be in a position to win. if these limited only to st. louis, kansas city and the college town of columbia, missouri, can think you may be in some trouble, and that roy blunt within be reelected. >> host: with a look at the missouri senate race, one of a number of competitive senate races, dave helling as a reporter and columnist for the "kansas city star" joining us from kansas city. thank you for being with us. >> caller: great to be with you.
>> good morning, everyone. thank you for being here. we are pleased and honored to have senator roy blunt with us today. and special welcome to all, certainly out employers but also our visitors today. we are glad you are here. senator blunt and his team and i just had a nice little tour, a quick door, around the plant. and i am always so proud, of the work you do here. that was a great opportunity. we had a chance to chat and i can see right away that senator
blunt shares a lot of the same values that we all hold dear, like good jobs, strong families and protection of personal freedoms and a strong national security system, less government. all of those things. and i got a strong sense of that today, talking to the senator. and so i'm glad he's here to talk to us for a few minutes and with no further ado please help me in welcoming the senator from missouri, roy blunt. [applause] >> thank you, arnie. thank you. thanks to all of you. great to be with you today, and hopefully this doesn't slow down today so much that you can't possibly recapture what needs to be done on a friday at work. i'm glad to be your. when i was walking through, talking to arnie today, he said one of the greatest thing that ever happened to his family was moving to washington, missouri. and getting to raise the kids are just like your getting to
raise your family your one of my favorite towns, and iceclad earlier this week the endorsement of bill miller, the washington missouri in for reelection. what i'm really glad to have is the opportunity if things go the way i think they will go in a few days to continue to fight for more jobs and less government. we are really at an incredibly important time to buy lots of good things are logically about to happen when we lived, and last summer we figure out how to stop them from happening. world to demand is going to double in 35 or 40 years. the biggest area of in the world on any given day will be twice as big 35 or 40 years from now as it is today. my mom and dad were dairy farmers. i was raised on a dairy farm, and we understand where we live not only are we in the middle of the biggest contiguous piece of
agricultural ground in the world, the mississippi river valley, the best farmers, the best ranches, best ad research institutions, public and private, and maybe most important the best way to get things all over the world of anywhere in the world. i worked in washington. i don't work in jefferson city but i was there talking to the genoa summit. it was like a five year highway bill which is what we finally got done after 37 short-term extensions under president obama. kept building roads and bridges, two years or six months or 90 days at a time. we finally got a five year highway bill. i said five year highway bill matters to the country but it matters more to us. it matters more to us because it's one of our competitive advantages. if you look at the highway map of america or a river map of america or a railroad map of america, and on any of those three minutes if you look at whether the map most logically comes together, you pretty much
looking at our backyard. and so the things that grow the economy, is world to demand doubles, that's not just reduction agriculture. that's transportation, that insurance, that's i.t., that's abrasive equipment, that's blasting equipment, that things that get england boards were prepared to do what they need to do that they would do otherwise here and, frankly, we would work really hard both in the missouri legislature and me chairing mississippi river caucus, to look at the mississippi river ports as one system. the england boards are almost always ports where you're selling something to somebody else. they are export ports. nothing wrong with buying things from other people but it's almost always feels better to sell things to other people. and devising some other people and create the jobs we have here.
anytime our economy returns to an economy where people are growing things and making things, things like you made right here, that's always better for the middle of the country. we are closer to the resources of the country. we are closer to both the national and international institutions said of the country but we are close to a great workforce. if you're going to make something in america today, the first two boxes just to check our, can we pay the utility bill, and does the transportation system work? if you can't pay the utility bill and the transportation system doesn't work, you don't get to the third box which is who has the best workforce and the places where you can pay the utility bill and the transportation system works. i'd people want to bring the jobs that have left this country back to this country. we just need to be sure we are not building needless barriers that stop that from happening.
the epa has a power ruled that in court right now challenging rightly so whether the epa has the right to do what they are proposing they can do. what they would do is basically that they were on coal-fired plants for utilities. we are the fourth most dependent state in the country on coal-fired utilities. the cleanest, most efficient coal-fired utilities anybody has ever had. but in our state if they get that role through, the average utility bill would double in 10 or 12 years. ..
to manage to have a competitive utility structure that leads to more jobs, i think the obama administration's, one of the problems we've had the past eight years, there always seem to be so much focus on what the world should look like 25 years from now than whether people have better jobs next month and next year. if people have better jobs next month and next year, the world will look a whole lot better 25 years from now than a people don't. we need to do commonsense things and fighting back things that don't make common sense. the other rule out there, the epa has is waters of the u.s.
role where they have suddenly decided that while they have jurisdiction over water you can move something on, the commerce, an area of commerce that you could move something on, they've decided that really means any water that could run in to anyone water i could run into any water and where we are standing, the mississippi river, i mean the the missouri river. but in our state the epa said farm bureau believes it would be covered on anything involving water, any building permit, resurface your driveway, 99.7% of missouri would be under the control of the epa. if you want to slow down our economy, i think i should have
to vote on any bill or regulation that has any significant consequence. i have actually sponsored legislation like that for a long time. the last couple were with ram paul. donald trump said he would sign the bill if we get that bill on his desk. a president that will fight regulators, a president that will realize that obamacare is a disaster, you have pretty good healthcare here. i talked about that in your company's worked hard to provide pretty good healthcare that might be taxed as part of the cadillac plan. i'm not for the hot but i'm not for families not having any choices. under the current law, starting next year, and that means
starting with the sign up on november 1, 97 over 114 counties only have one insurance company offering insurance to individuals. ninety-seven of of 114 counties. no competition, one company. even bill clinton got this right the other day. he said this healthcare plan is the craziest thing ever. he said the cost keep going up and the benefits keep going down. just yesterday president obama said that's really not my fault. whose fault is it if it's not his fault. exactly. i was setting by some of the on an airplane flying home to missouri where i live and self-employed, the only way to get his insurance is on the exchange. it looks looks like he was mid to late 40. i said what you do about your interests.
he said in talk 2008 and nine, my wife and i and our two girls were paying about $300 a month for insurance and it was the insurance we thought we needed. right now were paying $1139 a month for insurance and we have a $7500 deductible on top of that before the insurance company would pay anything. if two people in our family are sick that you're we have to meet the $7500 deductible twice before they pay anything. everybody here knows that's not really insurance at all for most of our families. what would that be, $15000 if you get sick you may pay another $15000 before the insurance company pays and you may have to pay part of what has to be paid after that. it's outrageous. what he is going to find is that
his insurance is going to go up around 40% this this year. not only one company offering insurance in 97 counties, but that one company will be offering insurance at whatever rate the state of missouri which hasn't disclosed yet what the new rates are, at whatever rate they had to give those companies to get them to continue to be even one company that offered insurance under this crazy plan. we need to be much more focused on opportunity and jobs and more jobs and less government and also focused on who we've always been. the other day i went to marx field high school and it was the anniversary of the building where i got my first job teaching in a high school district. the first person in my family to get a job that you had a have a college degree to get the job because i was the first person in my family to ever have a college degree.
my grandfather/job had been the janitor at that building. that's not of had story, but there are a million stories better than that. i think the president has refused to talk about the exceptional nature of who we are i don't know how long you can have the leader of the country not believe we are exceptional and people still understand how extraordinary it is to be here, you know where a high school janitor's grandson can become a teacher and nobody thinks that's all that unusual because we live in the united states of america. we don't want to lose that. next senate in the next president, more than any senate or president in a long time or for a long time is also going to define the supreme court. when you're talking to your friends about this, there are
lots of supreme court decisions that have been 54. by the way, once you once you get on port, you stay there a long time. anthony scalia who's the one vacancy who died earlier this year was appointed by president reagan. he served on the court for 26 years after reagan left the white house and that was 12 years after reagan died and he was the fifth vote in many of those five -4 decisions. we know there will be one. i think you have to assume, looking at the age of the court and what happens after the election that there will be too. i wouldn't be surprised if there were three. all those five for decisions that are out there in the future are going to be decided in all likelihood by the next president and the next senate. the second amendment case was
5 - 4. i have an a from the nra. my opponent hasn't half. when he was in the legislature, less less than 10% of the general assembly figured out how to get the f. you had a work hard to get the. he earned at the hard way. he has and often i have an a. the partial-birth abortion where they said you cannot do that at that time in a pregnancy, the hideout hyde amendment was 5 - four, there there was a freedom of speech case that was 5 - four. she says every day she wants to reverse that. we are at a critical moment. when you are talking to your friends, i think the one thing to tell them is that while every election is important, this one is an election that's not going to come around for a long time. it's going to determine who we are for a generation i
determining if we are going get the regulators under control or not by deciding with healthcare we are going have more choices and more competition and a government option, and you can't compete against the government. anybody who says therefore the government option is really for the government takeover of healthcare. i need your help. i look forward to having your help. one other thing that's happening , we have five state officials up for state election and people who work in jefferson city. the state treasurer, the attorney general, nobody that has those offices today are running for any of them. were going to make a decision
about five new people who will be important in leading the state in a long time. we have a general assembly that constantly has to override the governor's veto. it shouldn't take two thirds of the general assembly to get anything done. the governor's race matters but it also matters any time you invite somebody to come to your community to speak to high school graduation or cut a ribbon on the opening of a new building. state officials, we believe that the people in our state are bigger than the government, rather than the government bigger than the people who believe we ought to be really focused on finding more jobs for people that they can raise families with and have stronger families instead of finding more government programs for people to be on. we are deciding that as well. one of the people that are here, eric smith, a guy who will be an
important leader in our state for a long time and he is one of the new voices, all those offices are going to have somebody new in them. i think we should have somebody who agrees with the vision for missouri that you and i share. thank you all for being here. eric smith. >> thank you. this race is getting some national attention. this is an incredibly important u.s. senate race. the fate of the united states supreme court, not just for the next four years but the 40 years hangs in the balance. i've been campaigning across the state, i have have never campaigned or worked with somebody who works as hard as he. he is a strong voice for us and we need to send him back. [applause]
right mentioned something that i think is important, this idea of american exceptionalism. we talk about the constitution and it's really important, but before there was a constitution in this country, there was something, the declaration of independence. really what that document represents is a mission statement for the country. who we are supposed to be. we are guaranteed, not by government, but by god the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. those three words, pursuit of happiness were really never used before in the course of history. it really defines what it means to be an american. you can come here from somewhere else and pursue your dreams and your kids and your grandkids will have those opportunities too. it's easy to get caught up in the polls, but what's really at stake is whether or not that's
the country we will remain to be like my family who came over from germany, i know there's a lot of german heritage in this town, they wanted a better life so they settled in missouri. my grandfather started a small butcher shop and lived the american dream. i saw how hard he worked. he worked at anheuser-busch seven days a week in the midnight shift. that work ethic has made this company a great company and it's what defines us to be american. that's true at the national level and the state level. missouri, we can do better. every state around us except for the state of illinois, we do not want to emulate the state of illinois, their lowering taxes. my time, i see some of my colleagues here, we overrode the
governor to pass the first tax cut in a hundred years. we have a lot more to do. there is a lot at stake. there's more we can do. we need a state treasurer who is going to invest more in mainstreet and lesson wall street. we need a straight treasure that will loan money to these local banks and then get that money on the street, the same way my grandfather who had an eighth-grade education wanted to start his business. that's what will make our economy grow. we've talked about some of the challenges that are in front of us. obamacare is one of them. higher taxes, fewer options, we run for the state offices and they don't get as much attention, but 11 of the big differences between me and my opponent, we didn't just vote for some part of obama care, my opponent of all the people you could pick, is a true believer and was picked by president obama to implement it in missouri. she's not talking a lot about that on this campaign trail and you might imagine why. there are very big differences.
somebody who's trying to lower your tax burden versus someone who's trying to implement obamacare. all of these races have consequences, but as roy said, we have a generational opportunity, opportunity, an opportunity that hasn't come up in almost 25 years to pick new leaders for the state so we can grow, we can seize this opportunity of doubling the number of people we need to feed in the next 30 years. missouri, with our infrastructure and the panama canal widening is as poised as any other state to seize on that and do well, but it's going to take leadership in people who understand how hard you work and we need to get government out of the way and create an environment. i appreciate you being here. go out and vote. i appreciate any support you might give me. thank you. >> i will let him say get back to work. i don't want to say that on a friday.
[inaudible conversation] [inaudible conversation] >> in the final days before election day, voters in missouri are seeing several political ads from senator blunt and his opponent jason kander. here's a look. >> we have a family business. he doesn't see what's wrong with that. >> i don't even understand why that would be a question. >> he doesn't even live in missouri anymore. after 20 years in washington maybe roy should just become a lobbyist to. >> i'm jason kander and i approve this message because we won't change washington until we change who we send their.
>> jason kander lies because he's too liberal for missouri. lobbyists have never paid for roy blunt to travel anywhere, but here's the truth. jason kander has taken millions from lobbyists and special interest. even his wife was listed as a lobbyist but now he lies about that too. jason kander, another lying liberal politician. >> how do we change washington? i'm jason kander and i listed in the army. i realized they were not just ignoring what we needed, they were also ignoring what we needed in missouri. they put their party, the pay raises and their political careers ahead of doing what's right for our country. i've worked to clean up state government. now i'm running for senate and i approve this message because we won't change washington until we change the people we send their. >> when hillary clinton went shopping with her liberal
agenda, her first stop was jason kander's headquarters. clinton just gave half $1 million to help him. she knows he supports he supports are bad ideas like supporting obamacare. if hillary clinton is president, jason kander will be a blank check for her agenda. no wonder he keeps lying about roy blunt. the pay is good. i'm roy blunt and i approve this message. >> vp joe biden campaigned alongside jason kander. the two spoke at a rally in st. louis recently. this is just under one hour.
thank you all so much for everything you're doing. you know that there are 11 days to go. did you know that? i thought you might. in the army we would refer to that as ten days in a wake up, but we actually have to work for the whole 11 days days. are you ready to do that? [applause] i thought so. i wanted to start by telling you a quick story because this campaign has really become a conversation about whether or not there's promise in the next generation. i want to tell you a quick story. it's a story that the veterans who are here will understand exactly what i'm talking about. raise your hand if you're a veteran. can we give these folks around of applause? [applause] the folks who raise their hand know that when you're getting ready to go overseas, one of the things that happens is people tell you, when you get over there you have the good stuff. that's what they tell you. they say you have armored
humvees with a mean -looking fell on top of the machine gun and that's what i was expecting. this is a story about my first few days in afghanistan. i get there and i'm thinking i'm pretty tough. i thought i was g.i. joe in the flesh in my battle rattle in my pistol on my hip so i'm think i'm a pretty tough guy. them within the first tough gate days, it becomes time for me to go on the very first convoy of my old appointment and i'm going to be pretty tough. there was no mean looking fellow on top, it was midsized on armored suv. seriously. just like when you drive around st. louis. we're about to drive around afghanistan and i suddenly felt the opposite of tough. i was starting to get queasy, and then, in addition to being
physically scared, i became very concerned that i would be known as the whole guy who threw up on all his new coworkers on his first day. i thought that would be bad. fortunately we safely got to where i was going and i did not get sick on anybody. if you fast-forward, i'm standing in the exact same spot but now i'm the convoy commander. i'm telling folks what to do and who's going to be in charge and i see this kid staring right back at me, 19, 25-year-old kid. he is clearly feeling just what i've been feeling months earlier because he is turning green. like the color of the letters on your shirt green. i know what he's feeling and i know what he's thinking i'm standing there watching to see what he would do. we load up in the vehicles and the reason i remember that is he set right behind me and i remember thinking, i really hope this kid doesn't get sick, he's right behind me, the reason i tell you that story is because
up until that moment in his journey, he had all these decisions to make where he knew what the right thing was and he knew it the easy thing was and he knew they weren't the same thing. he chose the right thing. he chose the right thing when he decided to enlist. this was 2006. he knew that meant he could end up in a place like afghanistan. then he chose a job in the military that could put him in that seat right behind me. then when he was turning green and everybody knew what was going on, he knew he could've probably said, maybe maybe i'll go on tomorrow's convoy, but he didn't do that. he got in the suv. the reason that i'm running really comes down to my overwhelming feeling that what we need in congress right now are more people who make that choice, more people who will get in the suv. more people look at the right things in the easy set thing and choose the right thing and they know it's not the same thing.
when i signed up for the army i did it to protect the entire country. i do not go to afghanistan to protect the wealthiest 1% of american. i know that just like that young man knew we need to do the right thing and that's not what senator blunt is doing in the senate. congress has put millionaires and billionaires and special interest that can afford access to politicians ahead of everybody else. ahead of folks were working multiple jobs when 15 years ago they were making more money working one job. they're putting all those folks behind. the working americans, they're not actually looking for a handout. they're looking for a level playing field.
we know the reason you are here, the the reason i'm here, the reason the vice president is here. [applause] is because we know that america is at its best when our middle class is at its strongest. we all know that we need more people in congress, in the senate who understand that we need to be stronger or middle-class families are going to struggle for generations. we know that the middle class need the tax cut before a multinational tax cut needs a
loophole. we know that it is wrong when women are paid less than men for doing the exact same job over the next 11 days, here's what's going to happen. the folks folks who made an investment in senator hunt, they , he's coming back, don't worry. it's not a magic trick. >> i just thought of something. i've got a show you over the
next 11 days, here's what's going to happen the special interest i have made an investment in senator blunt are going to keep pouring that money in here and i use the term investment with purpose. i use it very purposefully because over the past 20 years, they have made an investment in somebody who wakes up every morning thinking about what he can do for the special interests of funded campaign in his lifestyle. they are not going to go quietly. they don't want to see it go away. they know that you're not there and i'm not gonna be there to serve the special interest. he can have the special interest because i've got you. [applause] i got you to knock on doors and make phone calls and do the work
that's how we win. the good news is, there is a new generation stepping forward in this generation right now. it is a generation, for me, i will tell you, i am not interested in getting distracted by the dark choir politicians that will tell us our country is doomed for that we are in capable of greatness. i have seen this generation sign on the dotted line. i've seen them after they been hurt go back as soon as possible and work alongside civilians their age and make the very best country in the world the greatest version of itself that it can be.
this is a generation that is more focused on ideas than ideology. it is a movement that measures your patriotism not to send people to war but by your willingness to do what's right no matter the cost. i know that we need more people in washington, in both political parties who have voluntarily been through something in their lives that is more difficult than a reelection campaign, and i promise you, i have. we know that were not going to change washington until we change the people we send there. the time has come for the next generation to step up and take the lead and shape the directions of our state and our country.
>> go, go, go. >> vice president biden is somebody who is proof that just because you go to washington doesn't mean you become washington. [applause] thank you, i appreciate it, but the sooner we get through this, the this, the sooner you get to hear from the vice president, so let's do that. americans across the political spectrum respect the vice president because they know he puts them first. they know he is about the middle class. they know that whether you are a teacher or student, whether you
are a waitress or an autoworker, he is there for you. i can tell you i've seen it firsthand when he was here for a couple months ago, when we walked through, people don't jump up in yell mr. vice president, mr. vice president. it's not that there showing disrespect, they yelled joe, joe, joe, like you were. the reason they do that is that they don't necessarily feel that they already know him, but they know that he knows them. that is why he's a fighter for the middle class and for the working class and that is why i am so honored that he is here to campaign with us. please give a big missouri welcome to vice president joe biden.
[applause] >> thank you. it's nice to be back. it's great to be back. before i start talking about the issues let me follow along something jason said. jason, like my son bo is part of the greatest generation that's ever been created in this country. let me explain what i mean by that. after, i call the 911 generation, after 911, close to 5 million young women and men went down with the national
guard to the united states army recruiting navy, and they said send me. i spoke from isaiah, who shall i send? send me. they went. i've been in and out of afghanistan and iraq 28 times. i have seen with these young women and men have done. i have been asked in the middle of a godforsaken nowhere in afghanistan to pin a silver star on the young navy captain.
ex- military personnel on the side of a hill in the mountain by themselves, with nothing but these great big sandbags reinforced with chicken wire. i penned a solution are on this man because he had gone down a ravine to rescue one of his men who had been shot, brought him back under gunfire, he was wounded in the young man died. i went to pin a silver star on general rodriguez on his chest and he stiffened and said i don't want to serve. he died. he died. i don't deserve it. same thing happened outside of
romani, a young man, army captain when into a burning humvee to rescue one of his soldiers when they hit an iud. i was asked what i pin a silver star on him. i approached him in a full formation and he whispered to me sir, please don't pin that on me. he died. i didn't do my job. he died. this is a truly remarkable generation. i wish all of you could see how they operate. right after we got elected, i
have allegedly known something about form policy and national security. the president asked me, before we got sworn in, what i go to afghanistan so i asked to highly decorated members of the united states senate to come with me. john carry a democrat and chuck hagel the republican. we were going up, from down the valley all the way up to the airbase and north of kabul. our helicopters are flying in the mounds i like the sawtooth mountains in idaho only much more extreme. the mountain peaks are between 8,010,000 feet.
jason knows this and there are literally three quarters or a mile and a half apart. there is no vegetation. thank god i had a really great young pilot with us. he found the one spot we could land on, not bigger than this stage. the wings, the helicopter rotors hung over it on each side. they told me it was 1400 feet feet down one side and 6000 down another. we were standing there and i had a young person next to me and it turns out to be a little less than a mile. i'll tell you how i knew. i see one and two and three, i counted 12 afghans on what looks like a go path facing us. i took the binoculars and i looked and i said can they get
us, can they get to us from there. they said it would take them seven or eight hours to get down and up the valley. i said how far are they. he picked up his gun with a rifle and a scope on it and i said no no and he said i'm just getting the distance. nine tenths of a mile. i looked over and i saw probably, at 330, 3:00 o'clock this little tiny village nestled in a hill in a crevice of the mountain with smoke coming out. turned out it was a little afghan village. i looked and i wondered whether those people had any idea what was going on in kandahar. it would take them days to walk there and i was only 17 clicks away. i looked at this young man and i
realize this kid probably a year and a half earlier had been home but here he was in the middle of godforsaken no nowhere. i later got home and found out there was a photograph sent of me, the general, the two members became secretary of state and an interpreter. a visit and i said where the hell did this come from. the guys that jason trained with had climbed up with over 60 or 70 pounds of equipment on their back and climbed up 11000 feet and pursuit of an asus group and they had taken a photo of us. the reason i bothered to tell
you the story is because the generation many of you represent is the most incredible generation ever. never before have we sent people into war, not once, not twice, but sometimes three and four and five times scrubbing the blood off a seat of a humvee and going back and saddling up the next day. i carry a card with me, my schedule, where i can find a place, there is a box in black cover and i had my staff contact the pentagon every single morning for the past nine years. i asked because i want to know, it's called daily troop update. i want to know exactly how many
americans have died in afghanistan or iraq, exactly how many have been wounded because everyone, the thing that i hate the most people say there's over 6000 dead, i said no it's x thousand 761 because every single one of those fallen angels left behind a family and a community that mourns their loss. many of them, like my son, came back decorated war hero's, bronze star and other major metals. i won't brag about my son but he was a hell of a man. here's the point. [applause] this generation, 2,300,000
roughly strapped on those boots and walked across those sands of iraq and those god awful moonscape of afghanistan. when i hear them talk about the millennial generation, this generation not being ready to lead, it makes me want to gag. when i hear talk about this generation that is spoiled, i want to grab them. when i hear people talk about our best days are behind us when the greatest generation we've had, you millennial's, you volunteer more than any generation has. you are more open than any generation, you are more committed than any generation, and all this talk your hearing
in this campaign from so many corners about trying to discourage you from going out and voting. ladies and gentlemen, back in september when jason and i were campaigning, i met his wife diana and his son drew. , his parents and his siblings. it's not a surprise he turned out to be who he is. he's a patriot like my son. he came home and served just as he left. the kind of person that wanted politics politics in both parties. young, optimistic, although i have to admit, he's not that young. i was elected when i was 29
years old. old guys like this. in my generation, when i see guys out there from my generation, there is an expression, if you're over 30 you can't trust them. son of a gun, he's over 30. i don't know. i had to wait 13 days to be sworn in and i was not eligible to be sworn in when i got elected. here's the deal, all kidding aside, we need new blood in both parties i got in trouble, no no one ever doubts i say what i mean. i follow advice and i sometimes say all that i mean. i said, in the 2012 campaign, i
said if you had anyone wish, what would it be. i said for republican party. i'm not being facetious. you notice every time there is a problem in the congress, i get sent to capitol hill. i have great reverence for institutions but i really do. proudest thing i ever did was sit serve in the united states senate. here's the deal. there is an awful lot of leaders up there. i sit down whether it was trying to keep the country from and i would sit for hours and reflect whether it was with john boehner or whether or not it was mitch mcconnell and i would work out a deal i would say no no, i would shake hands and we would have a deal.
anywhere with seven hours to six days i would get a call. i know these men, their honorable man but i disagree with them politically. i got a call joe, i can't do it. i can't keep the deal. joe, characterize some of the extremists within their own party. this is not your father's republican party. this is not your father's republican party. i will be told i can't do it joe, i can't get it done. what i'm looking for in both parties is women and men who have the courage of their conviction, who will tell me what they want to do and not be.
[inaudible] [applause] i mean that. ladies and gentlemen i learned a long time ago what jason knows intuitively. when i first got to the senate, my wife and daughter were killed. i got elected in november and december 18 i got a phone call from washington saying a tractor-trailer broadsided the car my family was in and killed my baby daughter and my wife and my two boys were not likely to make it. i did not want to go to the senate, but because of guys like iron mike mansfield from montana and others had convinced me, just come and stay six months, just help us organize because i
didn't think i could be a father and a senator at the same time. i used to go over to the office every tuesday. i'm the first united states senator i ever knew so i didn't know senators didn't get assignment. for real. i did get no they didn't get assignment with majority leaders. after about four months, i realized that he was just taking my pulse to see how i was doing, seeing if i was okay. one day i walked into go to my meeting and a guy named jesse is a close friend of mine, republican abdul who still my close friend as well as kennedy because they were writing a thing called americas with disability act. i was angry.
unfortunately, because i had to go to this meeting in may with the leader, i didn't stop and say something it i walked into his office, this is the point of the story. i walked into mansfield's office and i guess i looked like i was very angry. he said what's the matter joe. i unloaded on jesse. i said he has no social redeeming value and he doesn't care about the disabled. he doesn't care. on and on. he took his corncob pipe out of his might mouth and he looked at me and said joe, what what i say if i told you that in christmas of 1969, this is 73, jesse and dodd were in their living room reading the observer in north carolina and there was an advertisement for young man with steel crutches and braces saying
all i want for christmas is for someone to love me and take me home. what would you say if i told you he went down and adopted that young man as his own son. i said i would feel like a fool serve. he said while he did. he said joe it's always appropriate to question another man judgment. it's never appropriate to question his motives because you don't know the motive. what has happened today in washington, it's all about motive. if you disagree you're a bad person, your immoral, your this coming of that. jason gets it. he gets this country. now it's time to restore the middle class. it's a single most significant responsibility we have as a nation. [applause]
but look, i know they call me moon flashed joe in washington. that's not meant as a compliment. that means i'm not sophisticated but i'm pretty darned sophisticated about what built this country and how we become who we are. it's because the thing that held this country together, not just economically, but socially and politically has been a rising middle class and whenever there's a crisis anywhere else in the world, there's always the promise, the promise that existed here that if you do well, if you play by the rules there's a basic bargain. if you help the enterprise do well then you do well. that bargain has been broken. ladies and gentlemen, in the process, not only did jason get
to the middle class, it's not just directed, but our dignity. my dad had a saying, ever since we had a move from scranton pennsylvania where there was no work when i was in third grade down to a little town in delaware, every time it would come up on a job, he would say remember, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck than a paycheck. it's about your dignity and your self-respect. it's about being able to hold your head high and your place in the community. he has seen too many people stripped of both their job and their dignity through no fault of their own. look, let me explain what i mean by middle class. it's about being able to send your kid to a park and know they are safe. about owning your home and not renting. about being able to send your kid to a local high school and if they do well they get into college. if they gets college you can
figure out how to get them there it's also about the community. i was a pretty good athlete. i had scholarships to go play ball. there was one school i wanted to go to. it only gave grants. it didn't give scholarships. it was a small school in new england and it cost a lot of money. they give me a grant name but i still couldn't make it. my dad was trying to figure out how to get me there. one great thing about having a dad who ran an automobile agency, you always got a new car for the prom. in mid-may, true story, after a baseball game we had i drove 21 miles down to the dealership
which was where the university was. i had my uniform on, i parked my car in the usual spot, a 51 plymouth i bought for 75 bucks. i got out of the car, ran into the showroom and i said where's dad. my dad was a graceful man. i walked out, this is a true story. he was pacing back and forth and he looked up and he saw me and he said joe, i'm so sorry. this was before cell phones but i thought maybe something happened to my mom or my sister or my two brothers. he said honey i went to the bank today to borrow money to get used to school. they won't lend me the money. i am so damn ashamed. i'm so ashamed joey.
not only was there no way for me to borrow money at a reasonable rate to get to school, my father's dignity was stripped of him because he looked at a kid who wanted to go to this very competitive school and there was no way he could get him there. there's nothing worse for a parent than to look at your child with a health problem or an opportunity knowing they can help. jason and i grew up 1000 miles apart and decades apart, but, but we grew up in the same neighborhood. we were taught the same values. in scranton, people worked hard. we went to school in a steel town. i watched a neighbors with grit and determination get up off their back and fight. my neighbors were taught that anything was possible. you can become anything you wanted. what bothers me most about some of the people in politics today is they think only people who are well educated have money and dreams. in my neighborhood you have the same dreams of any wealthy kid
had in any other neighborhood. [applause] i was taught that i am every man's equal and i am not superior to any man or woman plan every man's equal and probably most important, my dad's mentor was joey. everybody, everybody is, everybody is entitled to be treated with dignity. look, i might add, my dad used to say joe, i don't expect the government to solve my problems, but god, honey, expect an understanding. just understand my problem. i'm not looking for a handout. i just want you to understand what it is and give me a fair shake. ladies and almond, the fact of the matter is, jason's opponent,
and a and a lot of people i work with in washington don't understand what fair shake means look, if anybody out there thinks that this generation of young people can make it on 12 years of education, what you think? i did this study, what other jobs in the future? right now, now, six out of ten jobs require something more than a high school degree :
that's not something government should do. the kind of think that maybe the neighbor i come from we are not capable but we listen to jason support, all of a sudden, guess what. they are all for the middle class. isn't it amazing? isn't amazing as we say in southern delaware like you do in southern missouri that the boys about a altar call. they've seen the lord. it's amazing. it's amazing. that are all for education now. they are all for opportunity. they are all for childcare, for women who have to go out and work. they are for all these things we been talking about. they say they value them. another expression, so much to senator want to keep, my dad
said when someone came up to my debt and said, joe, let me to what i value. my dad looking to don't tell me what you value. show me your budget. i will tell you what you value. show me your budget. i will tell you what you value. [applause] >> so let's take a look. let's take a look at the budget. they cut and they voted on this on six occasions in the house and passed. they cut education by $6.7 billion a year. we didn't let that happen and we're the highest graduation rate in the history of america now. [applause] more hispanic, more blacks graduating from school.
they voted to cut pell grants. pell grants is. pell grants is a fancy word of singh indicated comes from a family listening to make a list of 50,000 a year can borrow money and get money from the federal government alike into school. it has put 9 million kids in college. [cheers and applause] >> budget cuts medicaid, almost a billion dollars. calls or social security to be privatized. look out well wall street did with other peoples money. give them all the money from the social security fund. what's going to happen? that's what it is. that's what it is. but didn't investigate. and by the way, medicare, medicare, they have a fancy word called voucherize. been with the needs? it meant you get a hell of a lot less.
tell that to your mom and dad who have the pension taken away from them for living on nothing but medicare and social security. look, folks, jason knows, he knows what real people are concerned about. let me in with one example of what we need to do. back to education and then it. folks, i love my republican colleagues in particular, some democrats, who talk about we are all for productivity and growth, right next that's what we are for. we are not those big spending democrats. we are for productivity and growth. well ladies and gentlemen, whether they think where the collective set of amnesia into how the hell become will become because of the budgets they passed -- [cheers and applause] >> look, as we say in my old
neighborhood, they are full of malarkey. [cheers and applause] here's the deal. i'm just going to give you an example. i can give you multiple example. when ronald reagan was president there were a total of about $800 billion in tax loopholes, okay? some good. there's a reason, they call the tax expenditures. there's a reason for them. one, to promote a social good, social good is to get people to be able to own their homes so that's what you're first on your allowed to deduct your interest rate on your mortgage, to encourage people because it encourages stability. never said anything about the second, third and fourth home. but it's designed for that. number two, it's designed to get you to take a chance. if you have a great idea, willing to risk it all and it generates when you do it, great social good. it grows the economy. you should pay less taxes. we should encourage you to take
risk. ladies and gentlemen, now you know how much a year is not collected because of tax loopholes, $1,300,000,000,000 to find me a single economist in the world that can justify that any more than six, 700 billion of that actually generates economic growth. so when jason and i come along and say 12 years is not enough, if we had every community college student able to go to trinity college freedom assuming they had a b. average and assuming they went to community college for all the credits were transferable to a for your state university, that would increase growth by two-tenths of 1% of you. that's over a trillion dollars over 10 years growth in the economy. we go from 6 million to 9 million students in community college.
ask every single democrat or republican, corporate executive, what's the one thing they say they need most? a better educated public. well guess what. it costs a lot of money. could cause $6 billion a year to make sure that everybody can go to canada college for free if they kept a b. average. that's a load -- that's a lot of money. there goes those democrats again. remember i told you about the $1.3 trillion in tax loopholes? if you eliminated one comment by the way on one of these guys who think rich folks are just as patriotic as poor folks, they're just as these as poor folks. i don't buy this argument because you're wealthy some of your not as good. i reject that. eliminate one loophole, it's called steps up basis. because if you go back and google my financial disclosure,
you'll find when it listed as vice president the first time i did my financial disclosure the "washington post" a quote it's probable no man has ever assumed the office of vice president with fewer assets than joe biden. [laughter] that's not good. my family is not crazy about that. i say their support and innocent because i said i would immediately this invest in any love from or business enterprise. i would never owned stock or bond for fear of a conflict of interest, and i would ever take an honorary in. and, unfortunately, for me, i have kept my promise all these years. [laughter] but here's the deal, guys -- [applause] i didn't know, and educated meant i did know what stepped up basis is. here's what it is. if somebody goes out to has the wherewithal to buy a million dollars worth of stock, five years later into cruise to the valley of $2 million.
they will sell it. they have to pay a capital gains which is less than the tax rate on that million dollars again. but if god forbid in a way to sell the stock you get hit by truck and passed away and he is left to the child, and the child cells at the very next day, they paid no tax whatsoever. they make up, they are good people, they make up four-tenths of 1% of the taxpayers. they are already very, very wealthy. the last thing they need is another made-up tax break beyond the one their parent had. been a much that cost the treasury every year? $17 billion a year is not collected that otherwise would have been collected. so i ask you in terms of productivity and growth, fairness and equity, is it better to put 9 million kids in community college for free, cutting in half therefore use of education, or given another
17 billion-dollar tax -- so i can pay for every single solitary kid in school and eliminate $11 billion to the debt. [cheers and applause] >> i may be a lot older, man, but we are the same, the same state of mind here. folks, all we want, all we want is just a little bit of fairness. just and even shot. let me conclude by saying that, you know, when i was that 29 year old kid everybody talked about it as the idealistic young center who is so optimistic, i can say, i give you my word, i am more optimistic today about america's chances that i ever
have been in my whole life. ladies and gentlemen, remembered some of you older folks out there, remember back in the late '80s how japan is going to beat our lunch? how japan was going to own american? i remember going to the wharton school at university of pennsylvania and debating someone from one of the conservative think tanks and saying there's no possibility of that happening. anybody word about japan right now? ladies and gentlemen, then we heard about the european union, 384 million people with this job or not of economic power -- juggernaut -- was would eat our lunch. ladies and gentlemen, raise your hand if you are worried the competition is from the eu? i want them both to do better because we need the world economy to grow. and now year from these guys about how china is going to own us. ladies and gentlemen, china will not have an energy, they don't
have enough water. they're having to trillion dollars projects to turn around the two major rivers to flow on the plane to provide water for the vast majority of their population. they have real problems. we want them to grow for stability, but ladies and gentlemen, as basic and my old town of clay pot, the rest of the world is not a patch on our genes in terms of our economic capability. name me a product that is revolutionized the world, name me a new technology that wasn't made in america. name me one. [cheers and applause] so, folks, folks, it's time with our heads up, understand who we are. americans never been. we never bow. we never break. we are resilient. we always get out. we never, never fail. [cheers and applause]
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campaign stops with hillary clinton, donald trump and their surrogates anthology house and senate races with our coverage of their candidate debates and speeches. c-span, were history unfolds daily. >> in the race for iowa senate come and come republican chuck grassley and democrat patty judge took part in a debate with you talked about this at green card, health care, renewable fuel standard, built these policy, immigration and foreign aid. senator grassley chairs the judiciary committee and leads by about 17 points according to real clear politics. over the last month. spent good evening, everyone and welcome to morningside college in sioux city, iowa. my name is matt breen, ktiv. our country to u.s. senate debate between the income charles grassley and his challenger patty judge. we are one of three television stations that are partnered tonight to broadcast and stream
this debate to two-thirds of the state. spin on amanda goodman from kwwl in waterloo so much of eastern i've including waterloo, cedar falls from cedar rapids, dubuque in iowa city. city. >> and i'm tom overlie kttc in rochester, minnesota, serving in mason city very much of north iowa. so tonight we hope questions to our panel will help make you, help make you make an informed decision on november 8. >> we want to hear every word of these candidates have to say so tonight we would like to ask our audience, please refrain from sharing or applauding during the entire debate. >> the only exception, right now as welcome chuck grassley and patty judge to our debate stage. [cheers and applause]
>> so let's meet the candidates for the u.s. senate seat representing the great state of iowa. charles grassley is a six term u.s. senator who was first elected in 1981. before that he served three terms in the u.s. house of representatives. prior to that he served in the iowa house of representatives. >> patty judge is a former lieutenant governor of iowa. judge also some pictures as i will add secretary. he served in the iowa senate. >> now that you that a chance to meet the candidates this time. competed at each will have 90 seconds for the opening statements tonight. before the debate with the going to see me go first and the honor of the first opens to the coast of patty judge. >> thank you. i want to thank all of you from a different tv stations that are represented here tonight for
hosting us and also to morningside college for their participation allowing us to be here. it is great to have this opportunity. i also want to thank the audience that's here in the station and those that are watching us around the state. we have an opportunity tonight to talk about issues that are important issues that are on the minds of people not just in iowa but across our country. we know that there is frustration. there is gridlock and obstruction in washington, d.c. we know that needs to change, and in order for that to change i believe that we need a new leadership. the obstruction of the supreme court for the last several months is unprecedented. that is on my opponents shoulders. we need to be trying to find ways to move forward. to be working on the economy. they need to be talking about
student loan debt, making certain young professionals are not buried under mountains of debt. we need to talk about social security. there are issues up and down the scale that needs to be discussed that are not being discussed. i hope we have a chance to do that. i go to washington to work for you to make progress, make this country move again. thank you. >> senator krauser, there's been a problem with our time clock. we are not sure how much time was a lot to patty judge so get the time you for your opening statement. >> thank you very much for the sponsors of this great debate and to ms. judge, which is our condolences for the loss of your father. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> every day my job is to work for iowans. if the senators from i would award for iowans, no else will. i think in terms of three approaches are working with iowans.
number one, jobs like the wind energy tax credit, 7000 jobs, like export related jobs pay 15% above the national average. secondly, taxpayers of iowa need accountability for their money. so i get the act aspect that is brought $48 billion back into the federal treasury. and then lastly, national security and economic security. because national security is the number one responsibility of the federal government, to keep iowans a safe from isis and terrorism. and also economic security, the failed policies of the last eight years of no growth have to be supplemented with pro-growth policy. and that's what i've been doing over the last few years, these three things.
i intend to continue if i'm reelected and i would very much appreciate your vote. >> thank you, senator. now question solar panels to each candidate will have one minute to answer each question. each candidate will get 30 seconds of a bottle time. that battles have an option to ask a follow-up if they choose. in that case the candidate gets 30 seconds a piece to inspect the first question will first be answered by senator chuck grassley. the nomination of judge merrick garland. senator grassley, does his nomination you for posting been confirmation hearing of just last month you said you would consider hearings during a lame-duck session after election day. why have you softened your stance speak with i will not change my position on my february 23 letter that the people ought to have a voice, and the new president whether it's trump or mrs. clinton will make the next appointment as far as i'm concerned. the reason we did not have a
hearing and 52 other senators agreeing with that, we have taken the position similar to what democratic senators have taken when there's been republican presidents, three different ones, and the point that they made that you, if it's within the last year of a presidential term, if a vacancy happens then, people give a choice and they go ahead and let the new president make it. so you can't have one row for democratic presidents and another rule for republican presidents. so we are being very consistent. >> to be specific so, the other 52 centers do making them if they were to change their mind and favor confirmation hearings during a lame-duck session, not to say you would support it but would you consider it? >> if a majority of the senate said that they were going to move ahead, a chairman serves at the majority of the senate of
the united states, and i would follow the will of the majority of the senate. i don't expect that to happen the. >> mrs. judge, the questioned you on the confirmation for judge garland. as consistent as senator grassley has opposed the hearing, you've advocated for their own to take you back to june of 1992 as your senator, vice president joe biden talked hypothetically about postponing those hearings on any supreme court vacancy should there be one until after the election of that year in november of 1992. even advocacy about judge garland, do you believe the vice president, one of the leaders of your party, was wrong 26 years ago? >> i believe that we now the longest time in the history of this country between a nomination and a hearing. and that is unprecedented. i believe that it is hampering
the court your we have a court that is not able to function as it was designed by the constitution. we have disrupted the balance of power. whatever joe biden said in the halls of congress some time, if that is, in fact, is his view, that is not my view. i believe that the duty of the judiciary committee is to have a hearing. and my opponent is refusing to do that. it should be done and i am really tonight troubled with his answer about a lame-duck session. it sure appears he is leaving himself some wiggle room so that they can have a hearing for judge garland between the time this election is over and hillary clinton takes office. >> senator, 30 seconds to respond. >> thank you very much. 1968 there was a vacancy, a democrat the senate decided not to fill the vacancy. i presume they thought hubert humphrey would be elected.
nixon was elected. nixon appointed two new people to the supreme court. consequently even in 2007 chuck schumer said 18 months ahead of time if there's a vacancy it should be filled by the new one. and then in 2005, harry reid gave a speech in which he said there's nothing in the constitution that says the senate has to move ahead. that's the checks and balances of our government. >> mrs. judge, you seem to cite precedents. what is your response? >> my response is that this is wrong. this is the destruction of the process. we have a supreme court that is unable to function. this is exactly what's wrong with washington. this is why people are angry. because instead of getting to work doing what should be done, they are playing political games in washington, d.c. and it has to stop. >> would you give me five
seconds speak with i'll give you 1080 needed. she will get 10 more. >> there's nothing wrong with the checks and balances in our constitution. the president nominates, the senate confirms, or advisors and consents, or not to consent. they choose to do based upon what senator reid, the democratic leader said in 2005. >> he got 15 seconds. obligate you the same 15. >> you know, we can talk about what somebody said, what somebody said. the truth of the matter is, we have not had a functioning court for months. we will not have a functioning court for many more months. that is wrong. that is political gain. whether it is being played by the republicans are the democrats, it is wrong and it needs to stop. >> the next question will focus on the affordable care act. mrs. judge, you recently admitted health insurance and other costs remain extremely unaffordable despite having the
affordable care act. you favor legislative changes to lower those costs but you never outlined those changes. do you have recommendations? >> i think the affordable care act clearly is a step forward for our country. we are providing health insurance today for millions of people that did not happen before, and that's good. we do need to make some changes to the act. we do not need to do what my opponent has tried to do several times, and that is to get the act repealed. and replace it with what i don't know because there's never been an alternative put forward. but we do need to look at that. we need to be finding a way to control the rising costs of premiums. we need to be find to control the cost of prescription drugs. that was left out on purpose. again, my opponent was part of
that decision your people have been paying a price in this country ever since for extreme high cost restriction drugs. i believe that things can be done. we can make this act work in this country will be better because of the. >> can you elaborate on any specific changes you would recommend? >> we need to examine closely what is driving insurance costs, and then make decisions on how we can curb that. this was part of the reason that we instituted the affordable care act, is because insurance premiums kept rising and people were not able to get coverage. and then i also were being thrown off of insurance coverage when they had a serious illness. so we took steps to fix that. we are not perfect yet, but we can do that. we can find ways to gather to curb the costs spin that short time. thank you.
>> senator grassley, would you continue to fight to repeal obama to our will you adjustments to make? >> it's the failure. it's the failure. all you got to do is look at 13 counties of iowa are going to have one choice under the exchange. just one choice. secondly, premiums are going up 28% over the next 10 years, the projected, 61% on top of that. we have been lied to about obamacare. member, your premiums were supposed to go down 2500. they have gone up 3500. remove it if you like your doctor you can keep it. millions have had to change the doctors. remember that we were promised to keep your insurance, and in turn then millions had to change their insurance. >> that's your time. thank you. >> do you have a rebuttal? >> i don't think that the more than a million people have