Reed & Shinagawa Argue Viewpoints In Geneva Debate (Video)
10/27/2012 6:15:38 PM
GENEVA—Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning) and Democratic challenger Nate Shinagawa argued their specific viewpoints on issues concerning the 23rd Congressional District during a debate held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Friday night.
In his opening statement, Shinagawa said he has served on the Tompkins County Legislature for more than six years, currently as its vice-chairman, and how he wants to make things more efficient in Washington D.C. while cutting costs. He said Reed has adopted policies during his time as congressman that have sent local jobs overseas, and that his opponent is looking out for the best interests of big corporations rather than the middle class.
"I don't think this is the right course for our future," Shinagawa said. "I want to put something forward that helps the middle class."
During Reed's opening statement, he said he plans to have a great conversation on the future of America. He said he will focus on promoting "a strong and vibrant private sector" in his vision for America moving forward. Reed said Shinagawa is instead interested in promoting a strong public sector.