By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Republican candidate for Congress Dr. Chad Mathis released a statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Dr. Mathis said, “President Obama’s State of the Union address was merely a deflection of a world gone awry – from his failed institution of Obamacare, to our stagnant unemployment; from a listless economy, to a crumbling national standing abroad, the state of our union is in disrepair thanks to his failed policies, and lack of leadership.”
The conservative orthopedist said, “The President’s deceitful tact when addressing the nation may go over well with liberal policy wonks and his deep pocketed donors, but middle class Americans know these deflections do nothing to resolve the problems ailing hardworking Alabamians like you and me. As a candidate for Alabama’s sixth congressional district, the truth matters to me. That’s why, as a first time candidate for office, I am leaving behind a successful small business to address the problems we face as Americans. I am committed to an America that still champions less taxes, the free market, a strong national defense, and an adherence to the Constitution… President Obama’s State of the Union would have been served well to do the same.”
Dr. Mathis has been endorsed in his race for the Sixth District Congressional seat by: FreedomWorks PAC, Madison Project, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, RedState, Alabama Orthopedic Society, Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists, Congressman Andy Harris (R) from Maryland, Congressman Phil Roe (R) from Maryland, and Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.).
Recently Dr. Chad Mathis announced that his campaign had raised an impressive $356,097.82 in the fourth quarter of 2013. Dr. Mathis reported that his campaign has $305,177.15 in Cash-On-Hand. Mathis said that 84% of the money raised actually came from the state of Alabama. Doctors who are frustrated with the myriad of regulations imposed on them by Obamacare were responsible for 22% of his contributions. Congressmen Andy Harris, M.D. (R) from Maryland and Phil Roe, M.D. (R) from Tennessee both contributed $1,000.00 from their Congressional campaign accounts to Mathis.
Dr. Mathis is running in a crowded field that includes: mattress factory owner Tom Vigneulle; the co-founder and longtime CEO of the Birmingham based Alabama Policy Institute (API), Gary Palmer; longtime Harbert executive, Will Brooke; and state Representative Paul Demarco from Homewood.
At this point ‘The Alabama Political Reporter’ is not aware of a Democrat or an independent or third party candidate who has announced that they are running for the heavily Republican leaning district. If there is no third party or Democratic challenger then the winner of the Republican Primary will win the seat in Congress.
The Sixth District Congressional District seat is currently held by Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia. After serving in the seat for 21 years, Rep. Bachus announced that he would not seek re-election when his current term expires.
The Republican Primary will be on June 3, 2014.