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Bucshon visits Brazil during Municipal Election week

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Congressman Larry Buchson
During the recent Municipal Elections, United States Representative Larry Bucshon made several visits to local communities in Indiana's 8th District.

Bucshon conducted both constituent and media visits.

On Nov. 8, he paid a visit to the Brazil United Methodist Church, spending some time with Republican Mayoral candidate T.J. Sneddon.

"We went to a polling place and spent 20-30 minutes talking to folks on both sides of the aisle," Bucshon said. "It was a lot of fun."

The following day, Bucshon paid a visit to The Brazil Times to discuss many of the ongoing political discussions in Washington, D.C., as well as the 2011 Municipal Elections.

"I know here (in Brazil), the Republican candidate (for mayor) didn't win, but across the state, it was a good day," Bucshon said, referencing key Republican wins in Indianapolis, Jasper, Evansville and Terre Haute. "We didn't win everywhere, but for Republicans, it was a good day in Mayor's races."

Bucshon added parties really aren't important when it comes to local government.

"Parties work together to help their communities when it comes to local government," he said.

Bucshon also touched on what seems to be an increasingly polarized nation.

"The country itself is polarized," he said. "In each congressional district. They always say Congress is a microcosm of the American people. But I do think we can work together in Washington."

Bucshon said recently, Congress has begun tackling small items of President Obama's recent Jobs Bill.

He said while most Republicans don't agree with most of the bill, some of the parts should pass through to the Senate.

He said he does not want to see tax increases at any level.

"That is counterproductive and will lead to even less job creation," Bucshon said. "But I think there is common ground on the President's Jobs Bill."

Bucshon also discussed the recent GOP debates and the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.

"It will be an interesting Presidential race," he said. "But I think ultimately, we will have a good candidate. I'm optimistic for 2012, even with the volatile political climate we have in both parties."

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