I am a liberal-minded, progressive, pragmatic, independent-thinking, Constitution-loving, fair-play, balance-the-budget, peace-and-prosperity "Eisenhower Republican."
I urge Democrats, Independents and independent-minded Republicans to make your vote count by participating as Republicans in the September 14th primary in what is a "safe district" for Republicans.
I believe our representatives, in both parties, including my opponent, need to be held accountable for the biggest political mistake of the last 25 years -- giving the President a blank-check authorization to pre-emptively invade Iraq. As our representatives should have expected, the war has been a disaster.
I publicly opposed the so-called Patriot Act, the use of torture in interrogation, and the war resolution long before it became popular to do so. If elected, I will be an intelligent, independent, principled, and fearless representative voice both within the party and within the Congress.