Who are your political role models? Growing up in Maine, my political heroes were the traditional ones: Margaret Chase Smith, George Mitchell, Bill Cohen, Ed Muskie. I think that one of the traits that Maine’s traditional political heroes share in common is their political courage and their willingness to speak up on behalf of the people.
What do you anticipate being a challenge for your campaign? I also recognize that in some areas there’s a lot I need to learn, and I’m excited to get out and meet the experts in Maine who have a vision for what could be different in Washington. It would be exciting to be their champion.