Halloran opened by noting that his family has been in Queens for "more than five generations," and that Queens is the "only home [he's] ever known."
Halloran also said that local business owners "pay for Washington's pet projects," and that New Yorkers pay "a lot more than just that," including New York City, State and Federal income tax, as well as property tax, gas, water and sewer tax, and that "we're the most taxed people in the United States—and now we're going to pay for Obamacare."
Doctor Robert Mittman is running in next week's on a platform of by overhauling the Dept. of Defense budget.
"I was born an raised in Bayside, I went to public school here, and I graduated from Queens College before going to medical school," said Mittman, adding, "I decided to run for the United States Congress because I can see that the government is no longer working in the best interest of the people...I am here to offer a prescription for a healthy economy."