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Foxx’ Republican Foe Featured on Roten in the Morning PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Friday, 05 March 2010 07:45

12:43 p.m. - Virginia Foxx’ opponent in this year’s primary election was featured on AM 1450 WATA’s Roten in the Morning show today to talk about why he’s running for congress.

 

Keith Gardner is a businessman from Hickory.  He is also involved with the Western Piedmont Medical Professionals and the NC Medical Managers organization.

Gardner earned a degree in accounting from UNC-Greensboro.  He’s married and has three children.

When asked why he wanted to run for Congress, Gardner said, “We need to look back to our founding fathers’ original intentions.  They had a mind of what our nation should look like; things like limited government, low taxes, and states’ rights.  That’s what our founding fathers intended, but that’s not what we have now.  If we get back to the [original] intentions, I believe we would have a better government and a better country.”

When it comes to the economy, Gardner has says high corporate tax rates are the main problem.  He explained, “One of the first things we need to do if we want to improve our economic standing is to reduce our corporate tax rate, and I would say cut it in half.”

Gardner said he knows he has a steep hill to climb to upend incumbent Virginia Foxx to get the republican nod in this year’s primary.  He said, “She’s well known, she’s well liked in most of the district.  In fact, I like her.  However, she’s a professional politician.  I do not like the idea of a professional politician.”

 

Gardner explained that he believes “professional politicians” work to be re-elected and sometimes lose sight of what’s best for their constituents.

 

  
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