A political newcomer is challenging two-term incumbent Jim Himes in the 4th Congressional district. Republican candidate Steve Obsitnik is a Navy veteran and businessman from Stamford. Speaking on WNPR's "Where We Live," Obsitnik says if elected, he wouldn't cater to special interests.
"What I think we need is term limits," said Obsitnik. "And I've said I'm going to commit to lead an example, solve big problems, serve the people of this district, and only be in Washington and the House of Representatives for eight years. That's the example I'm going to set. I'm going to work hard, not play the political games.
Obsitnik says he also is not tied to the national GOP platform, but one thing he agrees on is repealing parts of the federal health care reform law. He says the Affordable Care Act will hurt a small business owner.
The best way is to motivate him to hire those people back and not have these excessive costs put on that business, so that he can do what he's done for the last 25 years - employ people and not think about health care as much," Obsitnik said.
Obsitnik says the federal health care reform law will only hamper economic growth.