If I'm elected to the U.S. Senate, I promise never to use my title as a means for special treatment. Our elected officials need to represent the people's will in Washington instead of Washington's will to the people. Our career politicians are not solving America's problems- they are making the challenges worse. Time and time again, we see stories like the one below about a powerful insider using their influence for gain.
I am willing to make the tough decisions and my opponent is not. I am term-limiting myself because we can no longer afford the "business as usual" approach career politicians spout. After 36 years inside the beltway, Patrick Leahy can no longer say he is part of the solution. He is the problem.Please donate online to my campaign today. With your contribution, we can send Vermont common-sense back to the US Senate. It's time for a new face, fresh ideas, and a Vermonter willing to stand up against the status quo.
Washington Examiner: If you were waiting at O'Hare -- blame Patrick Leahy
By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
A Democratic Hill staffer emailed Politico's Mike Allen to report a scene that took place at the Chicago airport Sunday:
"On a plane from O'Hare to DCA that was already delayed 1 hour...rolled out of the gate and then stopped while trying to get on the runway. The pilot came on and said there were 30 planes ahead of us and we were going to power down for 30 min and wait in line. The seatbelt sign was turned off and passengers walked about. One of the passengers, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, walked to the back of the plane. 5 minutes later the pilot came on the loud speaker and said, "folks we've been given the go ahead to take off." As Leahy walked backed to his seat someone said "thanks Senator!" to which he replied "the pilot said he'd do his best." Chairman Leahy rules!"