QUESTION 3: What is something unique - in terms of expertise, personality, ideology, or any other kind of perspective - that you would bring to the Senate?
I think that many of my opponents would tell you (maybe not publicly) that I've always been capable of working out deals and compromises in smoky back rooms. At the end of the day, there are sometimes basic desires both sides want and deals can be forged under these conditions. Some people are in practice far more partisan or ideological than I have been in various capacities, even if my mouth sometimes must be used in that capacity. With me, you get an ardent leftist who won't bend on our principles, but won't let ideology or partisanship ultimately get in the way of striking a deal that gives us more than we lose. A net victory is a victory indeed.