McAdams Campaign Stressing Jobs, Resource Development

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Scott McAdams spent the last two days campaigning and fundraising in Fairbanks. Yesterday, the Sitka Mayor, flanked by union representatives, laid out his positions on the economy and jobs, saying America must return to fundamental policies that support the middle class.

McAdams said he’ll work to eliminate corporate tax loopholes that reward companies that outsource jobs overseas. He says Alaskan resource development, including opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, is an environmentally responsible choice. He says United States National Environmental and worker protections make this country the best place to develop resources. Referring to the minerals in his cell phone, McAdams said they should be coming from Alaska.

McAdams also stressed the importance of funding education and job training, and the need for a comprehensive energy plan that begins with responsible fossil fuel development and transitions to renewables.

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