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Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
United States Representative; District 18


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Economy, Federal Budget, Energy, Health Care, Campaign Financing

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? 1. In this time of high unemployment, what are the most important steps that should be taken to improve our nationís economy?

Answer from Dennis Cardoza:

1. Support job creation
2. Resuscitate home sales through mortgage reform
3. Create incentives for employment

? 2. How should federal budget priorities be changed, now and into the future? How will you balance the costs of military action overseas and national security with the costs of domestic needs?

Answer from Dennis Cardoza:

National security is a priority but that doesn't necessarily mean foreign intervention. A healthy US economy is essential to worldwide stability.

? 3. What, if anything, should be done by the federal government to address our dependence on fossil fuels or spur the use of clean energy?

Answer from Dennis Cardoza:

We should take all feasible steps to lessen our dependence on foreign oil - it's a natoinal security, environmental, and economic necessity.

? 4. What, if any, changes should be made to current federal policies or programs that promote or provide health coverage for Americans?

Answer from Dennis Cardoza:

Health reform will still be necessary when the new law takes effect- we should adjust and repair it as needed.

? 5. What, if any, changes should be made to federal rules on campaign financing or disclosure of political expenditures?

Answer from Dennis Cardoza:

Full disclosure in a timely fashion of all contributions and expenditures by all committees.


Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' responses are not edited or corrected by the League. No candidate may refer to another candidate in the response.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.


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