Providence, RI - H. Russell Taub, Republican candidate for Rhode Island's First District seat in the US Congress reacted today to news of a possible Primary Battle. He acknowledged the announcement that newly minted Republican, Karen Macbeth, was joining the fight to unseat David Cicilline. "I welcome Ms. Macbeth to the fray." He said. "Her announcement is a clear indication that more and more Rhode Islanders recognize the incumbent's era is coming quickly to a close.'
Taub noted the advantages to his campaign of having a primary challenger with the kind of gravitas Macbeth brings to the contest. "Don't fear the Primary." Taub intoned. "It is a valuable opportunity to get press attention well in advance of when any GOP Challenger would otherwise be able to do so in the Ocean State." He then proceeded to tick off a number of benefits his Campaign will now enjoy. First among them is the much earlier chance to meaningfully establish real name recognition throughout the District. As poling results measure that progress both fundraising and endorsements will see positive impacts. Another key benefit of the early kick-off of the formal political process is the faster start of branding activities for the Taub Campaign as well as projecting its positive message. "In essence everyone will begin paying attention much earlier so there'll be more time to communicate the Value Argument for a vote for Taub."
In his formal statement, Russell Taub made note of the work Ms. Macbeth has done as a member of the Rhode Island House. "Her recent effort in kick starting the external investigation of the General Assembly's role in the 38 Studios mess has helped all Rhode Islanders." He said. Taub was also quick to note that her acquaintance with state legislative matters will be of limited value in the upcoming federal race. "I've actively participated as a staffer on RI Congressional Campaigns in both the 2012 and 2014 cycles." He pointed out. "So I come to this year's race as a candidate who's been studying national issues for half a decade or more." He noted his work on US Foreign Policy, and especially with key diplomatic and military alliances America enjoys around the world. He pointed to his detailed positions on Monetary Policy, Federal Budget issues, and the burden on the US Economy of our deficit spending and burgeoning National Debt. "It will be great to start engaging in a robust debate of these and other federal issues." Taub concluded. "So the voters of the First District can begin to make the very important choice they face on November 8th."
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