Dr. Dan Benishek is running for reelection in Michigan’s First Congressional District. A surgeon and GOP Patriot Program member, Dr. Benishek first learned valuable lessons about fiscal responsibility as a young man working in the family business, the Iron River Hotel. After graduating from Wayne State Medical School, he served as a general surgeon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Jobs and the economy are the top concerns of Dr. Benishek in his race for reelection, as TV-6, the local Fox affiliate, reported recently:
“Benishek said he has spent his first term working to create jobs that utilize natural resources, like the proposed copper mine in Ironwood Township and the development of Marquette County Road 595. ‘This is Northern Michigan, where we've depended on the timber and the mining issues for generations, and these guys in Washington, they don't understand how much we need jobs up here,’ he said...
“Benishek said government regulations are preventing job growth in other areas, too. ‘People in small business, the job creators here in Northern Michigan, they tell me the same thing over and over again,’ he said. ‘It's the regulations that are making it tough for them to hire. They can't expand their business because they have so many costs due to regulations, they don't know what their taxes are going to be.’”
The First Congressional District is a rematch of the 2010 election, where Dr. Benishek defeated Democrat Gary McDowell.
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