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Chris Rothfuss on Principles & Values

Democratic Challenger


We have all grown tired of bitter partisan politics

The American People are looking for change. Less than 1 in 4 Americans approves of our current Congress. We have all grown tired of bitter partisan politics and ineffective legislation from a congress that has been unable to adequately address any of the pressing problems arisen in the last decade and longer. Energy, education, health care, social security, our national debt, the trade deficit--each day our situation grows worse than it was the day before, but there are no legislative solutions in sight.
Source: Campaign website, www.rothfussforsenate.com, "Issues" Jun 3, 2008

American people are looking for change

I will be seeking the Democratic candidacy for election to the Senate seat that is currently held by Senator Mike Enzi.

We need new leadership in the United States Senate. The American people are looking for change. We have all grown tired of bitter partisan politics. We have grown tired of ineffective legislation from a congress that has been unable to adequately address any of the pressing problems that have arisen in the last decade and longer. Energy, education, health care, social security, our national debt, the trade deficit--each day our situation grows worse than it was the day before, but there are no legislative solutions in sight.

We have also grown tired of corruption, of lobbyists, of senseless spending on pork barrel projects. And I don't really believe one particular political party is to blame... it is simply a failure of leadership that we must overcome. And to overcome it, we need change.

Source: Statement of Candidacy for United States Senate Mar 22, 2008

Build consensus through bipartisan collaboration

We need a fresh group of policy makers that are willing to put the needs of their country, and the needs of their states, ahead of their personal rivalries and the desires of their political party --individuals who seek solutions through bipartisan collaboration and support, rather than through the simple tyranny of the majority party.

I am a consensus builder. I don't believe truly great legislation--the kind America deserves--passes with 51 votes along party lines. We can do better than that. We all deserve better than that.

And I strongly believe we need to bring a broader range of knowledge and ideas to the Senate. We need skilled professionals with a diversity of backgrounds that are better suited for the challenges of the 21st century. There are zero scientists in the Senate. Zero PhDs. One engineering degree. And 60 lawyers.

Source: Statement of Candidacy for United States Senate Mar 22, 2008

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Dave Freudenthal
WY Senatorial:
John Barrasso
Michael Enzi
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2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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