Senate candidate Wil Cardon took time to sit and answer questions Friday at the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Public Policy meeting, telling business owners he believes Washington needs more businessmen and more outsiders.

Cardon was asked how he plans to compete with politicians like Jeff Flake who have name recognition among Republicans. His answer was building a grassroots effort, getting the business community behind him, and name recognition.

“(Flake) is well known, but he’s not well known for how he’s voted,” Cardon said. “There’s a lot of things that are incongruent. We’ll go out and just educate people on the issues.”

Cardon also pointed out that no Republicans from the congressional delegation, who have worked with Flake for more than a decade, are endorsing him in this race.

When asked how he’ll fit into the Senate with no prior political experience or connections Cardon admitted he’s no politician but as a business owner, and one of a few in the Senate who have owned a business in the past decade, he can be an expert on business and economic issues. He also expects to make a lot of connections and use more technology to communicate better than others have in the past.

Cardon revealed his Back to Basics plan, explaining what specifically he would like to do. The plan included addressing the national debt, getting off the back of small businesses, restoring leadership and competitiveness, and creating a path to economic growth.

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