America First Candidates Lay Out 2024 Plans: Jobs, Border Security and Election Integrity

by Charlotte Hazard


As the 2024 election marches closer, America First GOP candidates are beginning to lay out their policy platforms in hopes of taking control of Congress and the White House.

Several talked about their plans in interviews last week on the Just the News, No Noise television show.

One major issue that many in the Republican Party have been talking about is border security. Almost a quarter of a million people arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border during the month of October, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

GOP candidate for the 12th Congressional district of Texas, John O’Shea, said the border is the No. 1 issue for him and his supporters.

“These people are being trafficked by cartels,” O’Shea said on the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “We’re destabilizing Mexico. We’re actually bringing in people to compete for jobs with working people and suppressing working class wages. We’re bringing in enough fentanyl that we’re actually losing twice as many people every year as all who died in Vietnam.”

Former Arizona attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh (pictured here), now running for the U.S. House, says the insecure border puts America’s national security in jeopardy.

Photo “Abe Hamadeh” by Gage Skidmore CC2.0

“This is something that local law enforcement and Border Patrol are all aware of,” he said. “I think with the rise of tensions in the Middle East, it’s really setting up for a recipe for disaster. So I think we have to be very vigilant.”

Hamadeh has also become an advocate for election integrity. He and former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake have filed lawsuits over their 2022 elections, alleging that irregularities cost them their races.

“I believe we have a huge problem with our elections, as last November has highlighted here in Arizona,” Hamadeh said. “We have to restore confidence with the people. I think allowing ballot images to be public and allowing some hand counts are important. The ones who advocate for transparency are the people on our side.”

On the other side of the country in Ohio, a very big concern is economic stability, as blue collar workers make up a significant part of the population there.

“We have a lot of blue collar manufacturing jobs here,” Ohio GOP congressional candidate J.R. Majewski said Friday on T he “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “We just had a very contentious strike with the UAW and the ninth district has suffered.”

The UAW had a strike that began back in September that targeted key facilities belonging to the Detroit Three, which includes Ford, General Motors and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler). The union initially demanded 36 percent wage hikes over four years, a 32-hour work week with no reduction in pay, and the restoration of traditional pension plans.

The Biden administration has come under criticism for recent electric vehicle mandates, which many have said will be way too expensive and will put people out of work.

“We understand here…being home to a nuclear power plant, that we just don’t have the ability on our grid to maintain these vehicles,” Majewski said. “We know that this technology is going to come from China. And we know that these jobs are going to be outsourced.”

He added that blue collar workers don’t see a future with that.

Another America First candidate, former U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Jeff Gunter, is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Nevada.

As a medical doctor, Gunter said that one of his main concerns is the distrust Americans now have of the health community after all the chaos with COVID-19.

“The greatest danger that people have not talked about is the villain that’s growing in the public health sector,” Gunter said. “The ability for these individuals to push their political narratives and to push Marxism in the name of the benefit of medicine for society is quite dangerous.”

He listed some examples such as mask and vaccine mandates.

“I think that’s something that has to be focused on currently in the media… of the danger that we see in the public health departments of wokeism, which is infiltrating it.”

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Charlotte Hazard is a reporter at Just the News.
Photo “John O’Shea” by John O’Shea.



Reprinted with permission from Just the News.

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