Stephen Labate's campaign for incumbent Steve Israel's Third Congressional District seat has been ramping up locally, with the Army Reservist on May 30 and publishing on Friday.
The Republican challenger has called the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act one of his prime targets, saying he would be committed to its repeal if he is elected.
Reversing the current trend of slashing defense spending, providing tax relief for individuals, small businesses and corporations, and limiting government regulations so small businesses can thrive are more of Labate's stated goals.
With the Congressional approval rating at seven percent among likely voters, according to the latest Rasmussen poll, Americans are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the way their representatives are working in Washington.
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