Congress is crippled by party strategy that puts partisan games ahead of progress. Both parties are repeatedly guilty. I will have none of that.
I believe in searching hard to identify where my principles are on common ground with my opponents’, and I will seize that ground to move forward wherever possible.
I will cross my party when necessary. My loyalty is to my country and to the voters of the Ninth Congressional District. In particular, I will not use this seat to push extreme views or threaten government shutdowns absent grave national interests.