As a registered Democrat, there are few times where I agree with my Republican friends on issues. But I am intrigued by Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin, who says he’s a different kind of Republican.
He’s pro-choice, supports marriage equality, and supports equal pay. He also sounds like a reasonable person on immigration as well and he supports a path to citizenship for DREAMers. In the current political environment, it’s encouraging to see a different kind of Republican who is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in even if it bucks the party norms. Instead of partisan politics as usual, he wants to work with Democrats and Republicans to make things better for our state.
We need more bipartisanship in Washington, not less. For years we’ve seen both parties engage in partisan exercises, and for years we’ve seen them fail to solve problems. Bob Hugin says he will be a different kind of Republican who will get results. I’m willing to give him a chance.