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November 14, 2012

Congressmen must lead on compromise

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Or, the can just quietly serve their time in Congress, “going along to get along” and build up the seniority that leads to power and massive political contributions from special interests that want something.

We believe there is great potential in both Gibson and Hanna. They are fundamentally good and thoughtful men. Seniority shouldn’t mean much to Gibson, who has pledged that he will only serve four terms. Hanna has exhibited the courage to speak forthrightly and forcefully about some of the more-radical elements of the Republican Party.

For all the political loudmouths baying at the moon, the majority of people in this country — and in this area — crave bipartisanship. They want — and expect — Gibson and Hanna to have the courage to lead the way to honorable compromise.

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