Six Republican candidates vying for the open seat in Alabama’s 6th Congressional District stopped by Yellowhammer News HQ in downtown Birmingham last week to answer five questions. This week we’re posting a series of videos showing their responses. Each day (Monday-Friday), we are posting one question, along with each candidate’s response. The responses were limited to one minute each. Our goal was to ask specific questions, then make it as easy as possible for you to compare the candidates and make the most informed decision possible when you head to the polls June 3rd.
1. What AL-06 candidates would do if Bill Gates called them pushing for more guest workers.
2. What each candidate would do if they were given the ability to singlehandedly rewrite the tax code.
3. “What is the most important issue specifically related to the 6th District that you will try to impact as a congressman?”
4. “Who would you go to for advice and counsel in difficult decisions on votes and policies?”
Revelations that the NSA has used its data mining capabilities to harvest information about American citizens en masse has put the government’s surveillance tactics under the microscope. 1. Do you believe the 4th Amendment protects Americans from warrantless cell phone data mining? And 2. Explain your philosophy with regard to the government’s ability to use surveillance to monitor for warning signs of terrorism.
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