Brindisi is running against a Republican incumbent in a district that President Trump won by 15.3 points. Brindisi has received helped from national Democrats, including a major recent advertising blitz announced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
“We signed a commitment to civility, which I’ve upheld,” Tenney said. “And in that commitment we have said that we would endeavor to introduce bills that were bipartisan. I have yet to introduce a bill that isn’t bipartisan. In fact, my staff gets frustrated sometimes because they want to put a bill out, and if I don’t have a Democratic co-sponsor, we don’t put it out. We amend the language, we work with Democrats to make sure every single bill I put out is bipartisan. I don’t have to do that ‘cause we’re in the majority, I do that because I think it’s important to represent all interests. I know what it’s like to be in an elected office where I represent everyone in my district no matter what their views are. We help everyone no matter what their views are, doesn’t matter what their party is, we help everybody. That is a long standing principle that I’ve had; my dad was a Supreme Court Justice who was very strong about service and serving everyone and I care about that.”
Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding POLITICO reporter, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes and wrote editorials for The Washington Times. After earning a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, she managed credit risk at Goldman Sachs and researched for Edward Conard, Bain Capital founding partner and American Enterprise Institute scholar. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.