McKay challenges Whitehouse for Senate seat

Senate candidate Raymond T. McKay. (McKay for Senate)

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick resident and 11-year Army veteran Raymond McKay has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sheldon Whitehouse.

McKay considers himself a “constitutional conservative,” and said he wants to combat overreaching government bureaucracy and ineffective congressional action.

“My service and commitment lead me to Washington where my sense of duty compels me to protect and defend the principles and values that are fundamental to all of us,” he said.

He cited major problems facing American citizens including rising interest rates, unstable gas prices, rising inflation, escalating energy costs, and EPA proposals that he said harm union workers.

“I am running for the United States Senate because Sheldon Whitehouse offers no practical solutions to these problems faced every day by Rhode Islanders,” McKay said. “He is caught up in partisan politics and lost the vision of what is in the best interest of the people he is supposed to served.”

McKay added that Whitehouse is too focused on partisan politics and not enough on serving his constituents.

He added that he will ensure proper funding is allocated to Social Security, something he said Whitehouse has failed to do in the past.

“We must ensure that appropriate funding is allocated to return it to a strong financial footing and enact legislation that ensures no politician, no government agency can raid the Social Security Trust Fund again,” McKay said.

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