Republican Senate leadership stands behind Fielding
SYLACAUGA- State Senator Jerry Fielding (R- Sylacauga) responded Monday to a series of attacks launched by his opponent, Jim McClendon. Fielding, who is sponsoring Senate Bill 220 to render Obamacare null and void in Alabama, was accused by McClendon of supporting universal healthcare. In response, Fielding’s campaign is launching the website “TheRealJimMcClendon.com” to set the record straight.
“Jim McClendon joined Democrats in voting himself a 62% pay raise and has openly supported raising taxes and expanding the power of government for years, so it’s no surprise that he doesn’t know a conservative record when he sees one,” Fielding said. “I must confront Jim’s lies for what they are.”
Senate Republican leaders have been quick to defend Fielding’s record.
“Senator Fielding strongly opposes Obamacare and is working hard to protect Alabamians from its harmful effects,” Senate Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner (R- Vestavia) said. “Jim McClendon isn’t being truthful about that.”
Republican Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) also shot back at McClendon.
“If Jim McClendon is so concerned about Obamacare, he would be a cosponsor of Senator Fielding’s anti-Obamacare bill,” Marsh said.
TheRealJimMcClendon.com launches Monday.