Renee Ellmers is the Republican candidate for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
The Fun Stuff
1) Everyone is angry with politicians in Washington. Why do you want to be one of them?
I don't want to be a politician. I want to be a citizen legislator.
2) What's the one thing you couldn't live without?
My family and my relationship with Christ. For better or worse, I know they will always be there for me.
3) What do you do when you need some "me" time?
Sit on my back porch, by myself -- no television, just peace and quiet , sunshine and fresh air -- enjoying God's creation.
4) How long can you go without checking your BlackBerry?
About two hours.
5) What's your dream car?
I am from Detroit. I love them all.
6) If you could choose, what one superpower would you like to have?
If you ask my son he might say I already have one -- eyes in the back of my head.
7) What's the funniest thing that's happened to you while campaigning?
I went to speak to 200 high school civics and government honors students, and when I walked through the door my heel got caught in a crack in the floor, and when I pulled it out my shoe went flying through the air.
I am both. I have a golden retriever named Dixie, and two male stray cats that I took in named Cookie and Bob Marley.
The Serious Stuff
9) In 50 words or less, what's the first thing the new Congress should do to improve the economy?
Congress should cut taxes and cut spending to create jobs. Obama-nomics -- bailouts, stimulus bills, trillion-dollar deficits and tax increases -- has failed. The recession has deepened and more people have lost jobs each month. It's time to cut taxes and cut spending to create jobs.
10) In 50 words or less, what's the biggest threat facing the country today?
Well, to put it bluntly: Congress. President Obama and Congress raised taxes, spent billions on bailouts and stimulus bills and increased the deficit to over a trillion dollars. The result: Obama-nomics has hammered our economy and we lost jobs. To create jobs we need to cut spending and cut taxes.