I had the chance to meet with Republican candidate Michael Baumgartner when he was recently in Clark County campaigning for the U.S. Senate. His opponent is incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
I was impressed by his knowledge of foreign affairs, with his high-level service experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his sincere desire to do the right things for America, by developing American energy, jobs and sustainable budgets.
I hope The Columbian and Southwest Washington support his candidacy in a big way. He understands the issues and seeks bipartisan solutions to America's challenges.
Visit his website, http://www.votebaumgartner.com.