Stutzman Versus Boyd In Third District
Marlin Stutzman (R) and Kevin Boyd (D)
Indiana's first-term 3rd District Congressman, Marlin Stutzman, a former state legislator, farmer and small business owner, is being challenged for re-election by Democrat Kevin Boyd, a Presbyterian minister.
Both say their experiences will serve them well in Washington, D.C. in the next two years. Boyd says he's eager to break Congressional gridlock.
"One of the things you learn in ministry is how to work with all kinds of people and work together to get something accomplished," said Boyd. "And I think that still would be very helpful in Washington."
Stutzman says Congress must agree on at least one thing.
"The debt at 16 trillion, the deficit at a trillion-plus in the federal budget is really holding the economy back," he said.
"They need someone in Washington who will work for them," Boyd said when asked what issue is most important to voters in this election.
"I think it's the debt, deficit, economy all wrapped up into one," said Stutzman.