Domenici expressed the fact that he has never been an elected official. He also harped on Breslin's status as an incumbent, for his gaffe on the prior approval bill and for accepting donations from the insurance industry, which he regulates as the senate's insurance committee as chairman, paralleling much of what Martland had run on.
"We're just going to state his record and we're going to show there's a clear difference," he said. "You can vote for the incumbent and go down the old road and continue to pass, or you can look at the new future and say "we're going to correct this and we're going to unite the county and work as a team to rebuild our economic capacity."
He added that he believes Martland would have beaten Breslin if he had more time and more money. Domenici said he will be appearing all over the district, just like Martland, and even said he would be reaching out to his supporters.
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