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Republican congressional candidate Lambert says he'd serve only 3 terms
“It’s enough (time) to get something done, yet not enough to get entrenched in that, sometimes, DC cesspool,” Lambert said last week at the New Hampshire Union Leader.
He grew up in Rhode Island in a family that, according to his biography, lived below its means. He worked at McDonald’s, a textile mill and a meat market. In his second year in college, his father died suddenly.
Lambert joined the Marine reserves in the late 1980s. When not activated, he has run a small law firm, where he concentrates on patent and trademark law.
Coalition forces had just given the country back to the Iraqis. The Coalition forces’ legal team helped the Iraqis write their constitution. Lambert was president of the detainee review board, which determined who would take custody of Saddam Hussein loyalists and insurgents.
They have been involved heavily in their adopted city. He is a member of the First Church in Nashua and raised $2 million as co-chair of a capital campaign.
On the campaign trail, the biggest issue is Obamacare, Lambert said. Businesses can’t afford it, nor can the working poor whom the health care law was supposed to help, he said.
He calls himself pro-life and said he favors the Hobby Lobby decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.
As a state senator, Lambert voted to keep New Hampshire enrolled in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Lambert said that if New Hampshire were to exit RGGI, electrical customers would have had to pay millions in higher electrical rates with no benefit.
“I look at a national cap and trade program like Obamacare. It would be a nightmare,” Lambert said. He said human activity probably contributes to global warming, but none of the people he speaks to on the street care about climate change.
Lambert retired six weeks ago as a Marine. He wears a Bronze Star ribbon on his lapel and cuff links with a Marine Corps emblem.
Lambert said it’s easy to second-guess the decision to invade Iraq. At the time, countries were coming together and intelligence agencies reported about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Lambert said the United States needs to be more engaged in the world. But he would not favor military engagement with the al Qaeda splinter group ISIS — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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