Craig McPherson CMC '06 was declared the winner of a 3rd congressional district debate earlier today. Just as I predicted last night, Craig is doing very well in this competitive primary, but he could use your help. Have a glance at his website and consider supporting him with a donation. All Claremont McKenna students would do well to have someone of Craig's caliber in Congress.
I find it especially interesting that McPherson hails from the same part of the country -- Kansas City area -- as does CMC's sole congressman, David Dreier. Could there be something about CMC and the Kansas City area that produces solid congressmen?
I interviewed him earlier in February for The Claremont Conservative. Have a look at that interview here.
And finally, here's an analysis of at least one of Craig McPherson's answers:
When it came to the subject of abortion, Craig McPherson said he did lean toward the Pro-Life point-of-view but honestly explained that he did not intend to be a champion of the Pro-Life cause. He said his intention was to be focused on fiscal issues. I really identified with this sentiment because in my opinion; the biggest “family value” issues today can be summarized in two questions. Can you even afford to have a reasonable family lifestyle? And will you be allowed to raise your family in even a remotely traditional manner? I've seen enough politicians give "lip-service" to the Pro-Life issue just to get elected when it's really not what they are about. McPherson's clarity was refreshing.