August 16, 2011
Mr. Fortenberry has been a long opponent of McHenry, albeit from his position at news@norman. Because of this, and much like his predecessors before him, his campaign is predominantly focused on illustrating the many, many ways that McHenry falls short as a Congressman, with numerous sections on his website outlining McHenry’s more egregious shortcomings as of late.
On the issues, Mr. Fortenberry hasn’t said much, but economically he seems to fall decidedly on the conservative side, advocating for a balanced budget, less government involvement in the private lives of citizens, a strong national defense, and less foreign spending. On the more interesting side, Mr. Fortenberry openly challenges McHenry’s questionable connection with banking institutions, openly pointing out McHenry’s conflict of interest on the banking oversight committee.
In any event, it’s nice to see a candidate against McHenry pop up this early. The new redistricting plans for the 10th District will unquestionably weaken McHenry, so this may be an opportune time to strike.