Letters to the Editor

Cheap cigars and odorous politicians

State Rep. Liz Bennett faces a primary contest from Harry Foster in District 65 on June 2. Being a resident of Oakhill Jackson (which is in District 65) and a responsible and committed citizen, I did a little research. Foster is registered as a Democrat for this primary, but a quick search shows that he ran unsuccessfully as a Republican against Bennett in the 2016 general election. I probed further and found that Foster lost in 2014 running as a Republican for State Senate District 33. Sounds like Harry’s mantra is “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em and then probably still lose!”

Unfortunately, Foster’s values don’t seem to align with his newfound party affiliation. He’s publicly described himself as politically conservative and favors a return to “traditional values.”

I smell some deception in the air. Ulysses S. Grant once said, “Cheap cigars come in handy; they stifle the odor of cheap politicians.”

Do your research, dear voter, and know whom you’re really voting for this coming election.

Chad Cooper

Cedar Rapids

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