Readers of this blog know the many reasons she doesn't deserve to be elected dog catcher... now they can add this to the list:
Probst one-ups Herrera in frugality rankingsOf course, Herrera is no more a fiscal conservative then she is qualified to represent us in Congress... or the state House.... or 6th Grade.
September 18, 2010
State Rep. Jaime Herrera, Republican candidate for the open 3rd Congressional District seat, has been touting her ranking from the Evergreen Freedom Foundation as a fiscal miser on the campaign trail.
Turns out state Rep. Tim Probst, a Democrat representing the 17th District, is ranked as the most fiscally responsible legislator in the state by the conservative think tank.
Probst, who opposed the Democratic majority's tax cuts in the 2010 Legislature, has received perfect scores on the EFF "Big Spenders List" two years in a row. In 2009, his first year in the Legislature, he was the only Clark County lawmaker from either party to receive a perfect score.
Prost, who faces a strong reelection challenge from Republican Brian Peck, put out a press release last week noting that he has repeatedly "sounded the alarm that debt and spending were threatening our economy."
"Nobody has a stronger record fighting government spending," he said. "And nobody is better positioned to help design a sustained and permanent economic recovery."
Sound likes he's reading from Herrera's talking points.
Her co-sponsorship of SEIU legislation and her vote to strip out the last $229 million this state had in it's emergency fund proves that, at base, she's as conservative as my cocker spaniel.