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Redding Searchlight by Sean Longoria
Dining Democrats: 150 Attend Party Benefit in Redding
"Some 150 people spent part of Wednesday night enjoying food, drinks, music and politics at "An Evening with Democrats" inside the Atrium at the Market Street Promenade in downtown Redding....
Reed has said his key campaign points include closing corporate tax loopholes that give tax breaks for sending jobs overseas. He's also said he supports raising the capital gains tax for the wealthy, who he says receive a "huge tax break" merely for living off the interest of their investments.
Reed's also focused on saving Social Security, which has been under fire recently from right-wing Republicans.
"It's not really in deep trouble like people would have you believe," he said..."
8/31/2011Redding Searchlight by Ryan Sabalow
Reed Seeks to Unseat Herger; New First District Will See Rematch
"Jim Reed, a Democrat lawyer from Fall River Mills, hopes a newly drawn district and a fresh campaign season will help him unseat U.S. Rep. Wally Herger, the entrenched Republican who bested him in the last election.
The 61-year-old Reed, who will announce his candidacy officially Thursday at a series of campaign events in the new 1st Congressional District, said he believes he has a legitimate shot at unseating the 25-year incumbent in 2012...."
Redding Searchlight by Jim Reed
Government can balance budget and protect middle class
"In 2008 we were on the precipice of a depression. Congress, led by President Bush and accelerated by President Obama, drastically increased government spending to avoid a depression. Some people talk of the "failed stimulus," but we did avoid a great depression. Had we cut spending in 2008 to balance the falling tax revenue resulting from the declining economy, we would have repeated the history of the Hoover administration, which led us into a decade-long depression. When it comes to the economy, timing is critical..."
Chico News & Review by Jim Reed
Wally Herger fails to protect our water
"My complaint remains the same about Wally Herger: He has been in Washington, D.C., too long and is not paying attention to those local issues most important to the people he represents..."
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