Congressman Chris Smith was the guest of Neil Cavuto on Fox Business yesterday where he demonstrated why he has not had a competitive reelection race in 34 years.
Poised, prepared and humble, Smith touted his bipartisan record of accomplishment.
Smith discussed his bipartisan record as a problem solver, the 90,000 cases he and his staff have handled for CD-4 residents, his record combating Alzheimers and Autism, the fact that only one member of Congress has more laws passed than he does and the poltical impact of the strong economy and jobs.
The congressman said he hears from his constituents that they like the substance and results of President Trump’s policies, but that they are not so happy with the president’s tweets and attitudes. Smith said that he has not asked President Trump to campaign for him because he can win based upon his own record
“I’m in this to serve people and to write good policy,” Smith said when Cavuto asked him why he hasn’t retired like many of his long serving Republican colleagues.
The congressman said that he has not asked President Trump to come to New Jersey to campaign with him because he does not think he needs Trump’s help to win. “My belief is that I run on my record and my record is one of producing laws that make a great deal of difference in the lives of people. On case work–of solving problems. I consider myself to be a problem solver.”
On taxes, Smith noted New Jersey’s high corporate tax rate that his opponent, Josh Welle supports. On Welle’s call for a tax increase on the top five percent, announced on Cavuto’s show last week, Smith noted that the top 5% already pays 60% of the taxes nationally and that 20% of CD-4 residents would see a tax increase if Welle had his way.