Minnick: Sali not fiscally responsible

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By John Foster - October 22, 2008

Two Idaho candidates meet in final debate before Election Day

For immediate release
Wednesday, October 22

In their final meeting before Election Day, Walt Minnick continued to challenge Rep. Bill Sali over his irresponsible fiscal policies, both as a voting Congressman and as someone accountable for campaign and congressional offices.

In the live, televised debate held Tuesday night at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Minnick also continued to highlight the differences and abilities between the two candidates.

“I have been a businessman and someone who…

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Minnick challenges Sali over corporate contributions

Minnick for Congress

By John Foster - October 20, 2008

At Caldwell debate, Sali admits debt due to corporate ‘bonuses’

For immediate release
Monday, October 20

Congressman Bill Sali today in a town hall forum said the debts he owes from 2006 are actually “bonus” payments promised to corporations working for his campaign. However, Sali did not disclose the actual reason for the debt, as required by federal law.

“This raises troubling new questions about the continued inaccuracy of Bill Sali’s campaign finance reports and his continued inability to be honest with and effective for the people…

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Minnick challenges Sali on ethics issues

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By John Foster - October 19, 2008

Idaho Public Television hosts fifth meeting of two candidates

Sunday, October 19
For immediate release

For the fourth time in six days, Walt Minnick had Congressman Bill Sali on the defensive at a debate between the two candidates in Idaho’s First Congressional District.

Minnick challenged Sali on his opposition to legislation on bridge safety, on Sali’s push to privatize Social Security and on his ineffectiveness as a member of Congress. Sali tried to defend his inability to get things done as a freshman member of the minority…

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Bill Sali: Health care crisis ‘not as big a problem as people make it out to be’

Minnick for Congress

By John Foster - October 16, 2008

Sali gaffes continue at tonight’s debate in Lewiston

Thursday, October 16
For immediate release

Tonight during a First Congressional District Debate in Lewiston, Idaho, Congressman Bill Sali was asked what should be done to deal with the health care crisis that has left so many Idahoans uninsured.

“I was one of those statistics,” Sali said. “In between my time in the [Idaho] Legislature and the time I was in Congress and my health care kicked, in I didn’t have health care for a month. They call that…

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Sali skipped vote on funding for vets with traumatic brain injuries

Minnick for Congress

By John Foster - October 16, 2008

In May primary debate, Sali claims he was there; Congressional record shows he skipped vote

Thursday, October 16
For immediate release

On May 14, Rep. Bill Sali debated his primary challenger, Iraq war veteran Matt Salisbury. After a question about assistance for veterans, Sali spoke about the need to help those with traumatic brain injuries:

Sali: “There’s not an awful lot that’s known about traumatic brain injuries—or not nearly enough. We need to commit to understanding that and giving those guys and gals the help that they…

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