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“There’s a good chance I’m not going to win this election,” Independent candidate Stephen Williams said.
Williams said he wants to abolish payroll taxes in order to implement Medicare for all US citizens. Williams said he realizes the odds are against him but that doesn’t mean he can won't throw his ideas into the ring.
“This election is about health care, justice and jobs. It’s the universal health care for everyone; the justice that demands that and the jobs that will help create relief for the workers and employers,” Williams said. “We have to change the way we’ve been doing things dramatically for the future rather than stealing from it.”
As independent candidate Williams pushes forward toward the election, third-party Grassroots candidate Tim Davis continues to travel the state to rally for more support.
“We’ve been just trying to get out to spread the word.” Davis said. “Basically just a few of us driving around the state hooking up with people and giving flyers out.”
Davis said he wants to fix the suffering economy comes from his agricultural work.
“Our issue deals with cannabis hemp in order to rebuild the economy,” Davis said.
“We could legalize cannabis hemp for everything, not just for the smoking of it but for the agricultural and industrial purposes.”
Davis said this legalization of cannabis hemp would give farmers another cash crop, one with smaller up-keep than traditional crops.
“It’s a win-win, you’re not spending a lot of money on police resources and prison systems,” Davis said. “As a traditional third party, we try to bring up other issues that we can try to solve that the other parties haven’t touched upon.”
As the candidates prepare their final efforts for the senate race, Davis said, it's important to remember that this election is more than just policies.
“Vote for something you believe in and not against someone,” Davis said.