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GOP House Candidate On Civil Rights: ‘We Need To Get Our Federal Government Out Of The Way’
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Sep 08, 2010 09:45pm|
|News Date||Wednesday, September 8, 2010 06:30:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Fireworks occurred during a town hall in Canton, OH, last night when Rep. John Boccieri (D-OH) unexpectedly showed up at his Republican opponent’s public event. Challenger Jim Renacci and Boccieri sparred for about 70 minutes in an unofficial first debate. And ThinkProgress was in attendance. |
During the event, an African-American constituent named Robert Thompson asked Renacci what he would do on the issue of civil rights. Renacci’s response: local control. He called civil rights “local issues” and said the solution is “to get our federal government out of the way” because “it’s not the federal government’s job”