"Himes and his like, politicians who are willing to compromise, who are willing to search for common ground, who have the depth of understanding that signing oaths to never sway from a particular position, are what Washington needs."
"Despite entering Congress at a time when the financial crisis and entrenched partisanship made it difficult to, in Himes' term, play offense instead of defense, he has authored or advanced legislation to move us forward...
While his colleagues in Congress on both sides have played politics with the national debt, Himes has been one of the few members to seriously attempt to do something about it in a way that would be acceptable to most Americans."
"Since being elected in 2008, Mr. Himes has been just the voice this district has needed. He has brought a compassionate perspective to key issues like bringing health coverage to Americans and on the social issues of the day while still keeping an eye on the bottom line. He is a man of character and integrity and has represented us well."
"Mr. Himes has been just the voice this district has needed. In his four years representing southwestern Connecticut, Mr. Himes has proven to be a moderate Democrat who votes his conscience and has a track record of working across party lines — no small accomplishment in this Congress."
"[Himes] is thoughtful and compassionate, and he brings to both domestic and foreign policies a cool head and an impressive skill set. He has earned a chance to return to Washington for another term."
"Mr. Himes has been a leader when it comes to fiscal responsibility."
"Jim Himes, a thoughtful moderate Democrat, has represented southwestern Connecticut admirably. The nonpartisan Concord Coalition honored him as one of 38 members of COngress -- 22 Democrats and 16 Republicans -- to vote for a budget based on the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan. Send him back to vote for sensible compromise again."
"In his four years in office, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes has earned a reputation for being knowledgeable about financial service industry issues. He has shown a willingness to seek a middle ground in ending the bipartisan gridlock over how to reduce the federal deficit. And he has been deeply engaged in helping his constituents in a district that includes some of the poorest and richest communities in Connecticut. He's earned the right to serve a third term, and The News-Times endorses him."
"He helped small businesses get more access to capital, and helped pass trade agreements that opened foreign markets to U.S. products. He was one of only 38 Democratic and Republican members who voted for the Cooper-LaTourette budget amendment, the first legislative iteration of the Simpson-Bowles fiscal reform plan. Its backers believe it would lower the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years.
Mr. Himes is a rising star in Congress, and Connecticut should be proud to claim him."
Statements of Support:
“In the face of unparalleled assaults on our nation’s basic environmental protections, Representative Jim Himes has consistently stood up to Big Oil and their cronies in Congress to defend public health standards that keep Connecticut’s water safe to drink and its air clean to breathe. Himes’s stellar lifetime score of 95% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard demonstrates his leadership on clean energy, public health, and environmental issues. We look forward to continuing to work with Representative Himes to build a cleaner, safer, and more secure future for the people of Connecticut.”
-- Gene Karpinski
President of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund.
“Retirees can trust Jim Himes with their Medicare and Social Security. He knows how they help us stay healthy and make ends meet. Jim Himes will fight to keep Social Security and Medicare strong for our children and grandchildren.”
-- Barbara J. Easterling
President of the Alliance for Retired Americans
Organizations that have endorsed Jim Himes for Congress include:
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Connecticut Education Association
The Sierra Club
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Letter Carriers
International Association of Fire Fighters
American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees
People across southwestern Connecticut have raised their voices in support of Jim's re-election, too. Read their Personal Endorsements.
More to come in the days and weeks ahead.
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