Thompson GOP rival Marcy quizzes rep

Thompson, a Democrat, had planned to give a legislative update to the Voters League, but he found an RV covered with “Bill Marcy for Congress” stickers parked outside the building. Marcy sat quietly during much of the meeting before addressing Thompson during the question-and-answer period after his speech.

Thompson, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, discussed his record in office. He said his stance on health care is unwavering.

“We are the only democracy left in the world that does not provide health care for all of its citizens,” he said. “Everybody tells me they are Christians, but why in the world wouldn’t a Christian want to provide health care to other citizens?”

He said he has worked diligently to funnel money into Delta projects, including some that are still ongoing.

Clarion-Ledger
7/9/10