Hans Tanzler introduced himself to Northeast Florida voters on horseback, brandishing a rifle, and telling President Barack Obama that “we the people [say] ‘get out of our town.'”
Bill McClure introduced himself to voters outside of St. Johns County with his “Washington Insider Party” ad, naming Tanzler as one of three “career politicians” Nancy Pelosi would like to see in office.
Despite those apparent differences, Tanzler and McClure have teamed up against the overreach of the Affordable Care Act, signing a pledge to repeal Obamacare.
A press release from the outfit pushing the pledge, Independent Women’s Voice, featured a quote from Tanzler.
“There is no question that Obamacare has been a disaster from the start, and it keeps getting worse,” said Hans Tanzler. “We can and must do better. I will work to repeal it and replace it with patient-centered, market-based solutions that will make health care more affordable and more accessible.”
There was no comparable quote from McClure.
Meanwhile, IWV President Heather Higgins lauded Tanzler.
“The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and officeholders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won’t actually take action,” continued Higgins. “With this commitment, Hans Tanzler passes that test.”
Tanzler and McClure are not the only people on the 4th Congressional District ballot to sign the pledge; U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff has, too.