By Javier Manjarres(Pictured-Rep. John Mica with “soul mate” Sen. Barbara Boxer and President Obama) Republican congressman John Mica’s questionable ties and working relationship with the Obama Administration and other notable liberal members of Congress could pose a big problem with Floridians just weeks out from the August primary election. Mica is locked in a tough race against conservative grassroots favorite Congresswoman Sandy Adams.
Mica has all but lost grassroots support as President Obama’s recently signed Congressman Mica’s “boondoggle” of a transportation bill that he authored with Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer, the longtime liberal congresswoman whom he refers to as his “soul mate.”
“I went to Beckley, West Va. — that’s where we held the first hearing. We went across the country. We did a bipartisan, bicameral hearing in Los Angeles with my soul mate, Barbara Boxer. I’ll do anything to pass this bill.” -Rep. John Mica (R-FL) (The Hill)
Could Mica’s porkish ways spell doom for his chances in August?
The Politico wrote a fairly detailed synopsis of the bill and pointed out the possibility that American jobs could actually be lost because of the legislation-
A decades-old law has ensured American-flag ships carry most of the food aid sent abroad. But a little-noticed provision in last month’s transportation bill eases that policy. It’s meant to save the government money but could come at a steep cost to America’s maritime workers — up to 2,000 jobs.-Politico
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