Republican congressional candidate Art Robinson made an unannounced visit to campus Wednesday, manning his own campaign table in front of the EMU. Coming off of a brief, though grueling stint of multiple speeches a day and radio interviews, the former UC San Diego biochemist just got his voice back.

“We’re campaigning hard all around the district,” he said as he handed out copies of his book “Common Sense in 2012.” He has been sending the 400 page book to voters throughout the district.

“I wrote the book last year, and now 60% of the voting households in the district have it. I’m a writer by trade, so I thought it would be a good way to educate people about my beliefs. It’s a different kind of campaigning tool.”

Robinson feels that there needs to be a move toward better methods of campaigning. A move that he would like to be a part of.

“There are three campaigns right now,” he said. “The Robinson campaign, the DeFazio campaign and DeFazio’s other campaign pretending to be me.”

Robinson has accused his democratic opponent US Representative Peter DeFazio of purchasing billboards with fake advertising on them to undermine Robinson’s push for congress, just one of many topics that he would like to confront DeFazio with publicly.

“I told Peter DeFazio, I’ll do his events if he does a debate. For two years I’ve been trying to corner him, but he won’t do it.”

Robinson hopes that his campus visit will help get him voters, and help clarify what he believes are important issues.

“Basically the election is about this,” he stated. “There are three states that countries have fallen into throughout history. Chaos, liberty, and tyranny. The farther we drift away from the constitution, the closer we get to falling into tyranny. We have drifted away from liberty, especially economic liberty, and are on the edge of tyranny. We have been made into collateral for the government’s debt. So the issue is whether we want to give up our liberty.”