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wo Jews will face each other for
the chance to run against
Republican incumbent U.S.
Rep. Joe Knollenberg in the 9th
Congressional District DemocratiC pri-
mary on Aug. 3..
Neither attorney Steve Reifman ; 55,
of Farmington Hills nor manufacturing
management consultant Bart Baron, 61,
of Troy have-held public office, although
Baron ran for Congress as a Republican
in the 12th District in 2000 and in a
primary in the 9th District in 2002.
"I am not a Republican, I am not a
Democrat, I am not an independent,"
Baron states on his Web site. "What I
am is a first-generation American who
believes that one person can make a dif-
ference. The heck with partisan politics."
Reifinan doesn't believe in partisan-
ship, either.
"Too often in
Washington, par-
tisan politics pre-
vents real change
from occurring, '
Reifman stated
on his Web site.
"The Republican
Party as an insti-
tution has aban-
doned most
Republican voters
in its mad dash to the extreme end of
the political spectrum."
Knollenberg serves on the House
Appropriations Committee and says he
can affect support for Israel by fighting
for more aid from the budget.
Reifman said funding Israel is only a
))
component of ensuring security.
"I do not believe that money will
bring security," he said by e-mail. "The
only way to stop this violence is to
secure a lasting peace, something the so-
called supporters of Israel running our
country have failed to do over the past
four years. By disengaging from the
peace process, we have allowed extrem-
ism to fester, and this cannot continue."
Baron said by e-mail that the speaker
of the house and chairmen of the House
Ways and Means, Appropriations and •

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Defense committees
are probably the
only congressmen
with the power to
truly effect legislation
that affects Israel. To
garner one of these
positions, you must
be in office 20 years
Knollenberg
or more.
Baron said he would be willing to,
"with State Department permission,
organize a group to enter into negotia-
tions to bring the Arab League to the
table."
Both candidates call the current pre-
scription drug bill a sham.
The bill "gave billions of dollars to
pharmaceutical companies and left sen-
iors out in the cold," said Reifinan. "I
would fight for a prescription drug bene-
fit to Medicare that works — for using
the purchasing power of the government
to lower drug costs and for protecting
the finances of
our senior citi-
zens by ensuring
the solvency of
Social Security"
Baron said the
current drua ben-
efit plan should
b
be scrapped.
"Any plan that
has us pay top
prices, does not
permit the government to negotiate
quantity discounts, does not allow
imports of FDA-approved foreign drugs
is useless," he said. "Let's let Congress
know we want it done right this time or
we will replace malcontents."
The 9th Congressional District
includes much of east Oakland County,
including Farmington Hills,
on, West Bloomfield,
Farmington,
Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills,
Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham
Farms, Franklin, Berkley, Royal Oak,
Troy, Clawson, Waterford, Pontiac,
Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and
Rochester and Lake Orion. The job pays
$158,100 yearly. Terms go two years. Li

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Joe Knollenbew's Web site is:
wvvvv.house.gov/knollenberg

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