CHICAGO - Sunday afternoon on Teri O'Brien's radio show, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Truax confirmed that he will push for a debate with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin before next November. Among a number of issues with which he disagrees with Durbin, Truax, a West Point grad, said the military should be allowed to interrogate jihadists and not be restricted from using means necessary to protect American lives.
He said he is "very pro-life," and unlike Durbin, would support policies that limit abortion. When O'Brien pointed out that Dick Durbin said in an interview that he changed from being pro-life to being radically pro-abortion because pro-life people he'd met in DC were so mean, Truax responded, "How's that for conviction?"
When asked about same sex marriage, Truax, who won the Milton Township GOP's straw poll Friday night, said that his religious beliefs uphold the one-man, one-woman definition of marriage, but states should determine their will on the topic, rather than federal mandates.
And in a personal note, Truax admitted he and his wife were avid "Breaking Bad" fans, and had caught up with the series during "Breaking Bad binges," having to force themselves to stop watching after realizing they'd stayed up until 2:00 AM.
The interview will be available on Teri O'Brien's website.