Brian Herr on Principles & Values
That's how the congressional candidate and Hopkinton resident described himself during a visit with the Daily News yesterday to discuss his shot at a seat on Capitol Hill.
"I'm really passionate about leading responsible government," said Herr.
Like most other Republicans, Herr champions reduced spending and fiscal discipline. "Not only am I saying that, I've done that," he said, later repeating a personal mantra that government should and can be run like a business, with metrics used to measure return on investment. "You're never going to convince me that spending beyond your means is a good way to run an organization," Herr said.
To reduce the national debt, Herr said he wants to control spending and is willing to make difficult, unpopular decisions, such as opposing earmarks and "pet projects."
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