David Elliott interviewed Gene Taylor, candidate for the 4th Congressional District, on WLOX’s “Sunday Night Extra.” The video was posted to Taylor’s Facebook page. Elliot asked about Taylor’s changing party affiliation and Taylor said he has always been pro-life, for a balanced budget, and a strong national defense and the Republican Party is a better place for him to be.
Taylor hit his main primary opponent, Rep. Steven Palazzo, for supporting the Biggert-Waters Act and the weaknesses of the Flood Insurance Reform Bill signed into law by President Obama earlier this week. He also stated that Palazzo voted to cut the Department of Defense budget and says that those cuts are directly responsible for causing the U.S. Air Force to move aircraft from Keesler AFB [the Air Force says it is in response to Army and Marine Corps strength reductions]. Taylor believes that, by voting against Hurricane Sandy relief, Palazzo will not be able to obtain the support of others in Congress when south Mississippi inevitably needs relief in the future.
In 2009, Taylor went against Democrat leadership by voting against Obamacare and pledged to vote for the best interest of the people of south Mississippi.
The Primary Election is June 3rd.
For more information:
- Obama signs flood insurance reform bill to put off rate hikes
- Biggert-Waters Act | Obama signs bill into law prevent flood insurance rate hikes; Biggert-Water Reform Act of 2012
- Air Force delays plan to move Keesler’s C-130J planes
- Ten C-130’s leaving Keesler, but Hurricane Hunters will stay
- Palazzo Mississippi’s only congressman to vote against Sandy relief