Bono Mack: A Vote for Ruiz is a Vote for Pelosi

The congresswoman, who is up for reelection, met with several businesses and organizations around the area this week.

Republican Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack made several stops in and around the San Gorgonio Pass this week to meet with and speak to potential voters as the June 5 primary election nears.

One of her stops , in which some 125 people showed up to listen to the politician speak, and take part in an interactive question and answer session.

“We’d like to welcome you back to the Pass area,” one excited luncheon-goer said during the session, held Wednesday at in Banning.

Issues discussed during the meeting included the fight to overturn healthcare reform legislation, or “Obamacare,” as Bono Mack referred to it, the need to lower corporate taxes and her belief in the necessity of a stronger national defense.

“It’s cheaper to have a stronger national defense rather than fight a war later,” Bono Mack said, to the applause of many of those in the audience.

“Thank you for your support,” she said as she was wrapping up—adding that though she “might not do everything” area voters want, everyone is encouraged to ask her why, and she’ll happily sit and discuss those issues.

While making the rounds, the congresswoman also paid a visit to a local business, to hold a more informal meet and greet with approximately 20 people there.  Poison Spyder, a shop specializing in off-road equipment was the host of this event.

Banning Beaumont Patch caught up with the congresswoman there, and asked her why Pass voters should vote for her over Dr. Raul Ruiz in the upcoming election for the newly redrawn 36th Congressional District.

“A vote for Raul Ruiz is a vote for Nancy Pelosi and her big government liberal agenda,” she said.  “Raul Ruiz is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, it’s a vote for a big government, it’s a vote for the government takeover of our healthcare and for fewer freedoms.  And again, the experiment in big government is over, people in America are saying ‘We’ve had enough of this.’ They’re fed up.  They’re fed up with the notion that higher taxes and more regulation is going to improve our country.”

“Right now folks here are saying ‘Just get the government out of our way, we want to be entrepreneurs, we want to create jobs, and the government’s in our way.’ That’s what I’m hearing, that’s what I’m hearing from everybody.”

After a few more stops around town like The Farmhouse Restaurant, Bono Mack also headed out to the San Jacinto area to make the rounds there.

Following a Thursday visit in Palm Springs—in which she was —the congresswoman wrapped up her week in the Pass with a speaking engagement at the Pass EDA meeting, at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.

One of Bono Mack’s messages was made clear throughout these stops: she’s thrilled to be back in this area.

“Fantastic, just fantastic,” she said when asked how it would feel to represent the Pass once again.  “I mean I never left it, I just haven’t been the representative, and it just feels great.  I’m so happy to have it back if I win the election.”

Bono Mack goes head-to-head against Dr. Raul Ruiz, an emergency room doctor from Coachella who is widely known in the Coachella Valley for his humanitarian work and volunteerism within the community, in June.

Though he currently does not have any major events planned to appear in the Pass area, campaign organizers tell Banning Beaumont Patch that he does plan on heading out this way soon.

Cheri McRae May 29, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting the Congresswoman last week as it was my business she was visiting. She is real and genuine. She is intelligent, well spoken and a no nonsense leader. Congresswoman Mack is interested in how the people in her district are doing. Small businesses have been holding on for dear life for several years now, it's great to know she is there and is reaching out. After meeting her in person, I’m a huge fan! BTW, she never made any comment about her opponent Ruiz until she was directly asked by a reporter.
nobodyuno May 29, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Gary, I want the exact same things as you.. My comments about about Mack still stand.. She said she'll sit down and explain her reasoning behind her decisions, tell us why we're wrong, she never said she would reconsider her opinion or the actions she'd take.. Don't belong to either party, both are self serving, but I expect an elected official to represent the "people" in her district not the corporations. No matter what the "SUPREMES" ruled, Corporations are not people.. Don't be so quick to twist my words and judge me just because I can't stand your candidate and the radical party of thieves/liars she belongs to.. A vote for Mr. Ruiz is a vote for Mr. Ruiz.. A vote for Mrs. Pelosi is a vote for Mrs. Pelosi.. Mack sounds more and more like Bauchmann with her lame statements.. By the way she made the statement no matter who or when she was asked, your point was???
ATC May 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM
A representative can "represent" all of the people in their district, without agreeing with every single one of them (which is impossible). You seem to think that there is in fact some way to do that, and that if she doesn't agree with everyone (you), she is somehow not representing her district. I'm not twisting your words at all, simply repeating them. I quote you: "How arrogant and how big of her to take a few hours to explain why she won't consider everyone in her district while in DC." I don't believe for a second that that is what she actually said, and I don't believe that she ever said that she would sit down and "tell us why we're wrong", so who's twisting whose words? Since Democrat politicians have never seen a tax hike they didn't like, how does voting for a Liberal candidate (Ruiz, and the radical party of thieves/liars he belongs to) square up with your claim of wanting "smaller gov't, less taxes, and more personal responsibility"? The answer? It doesn't.
nobodyuno May 30, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Prove your statement.. Show the real numbers of govt growth and spending under Democratic control and Republican control.. The numbers will surprise you.. But then you're obviously a voter that will only support a candidate of the Republican party no matter how bad they are.. What I don't get is how people stand with and support a group that does not represent you..
Damchi May 30, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Unfortunately we are left with voting for the lesser of 2 Evils. I still am in the undecided group of voters.


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