When Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-6th, said he would only serve 12 years, we believed him. That was during his first run for the office in 1992....In March, the nonpartisan research organization Knowlegis ranked the eight-term Republican 254th among 435 House members in the Congressional power structure. The study ranks members on their positions, indirect influence and legislative activity and earmarked funding for special projects. After all his [Goodlatte's] years in Congress, we'd hope for something better than middle of the pack.
The News Leader goes on to write this about Sam Rasoul:
Rasoul, on the other hand, walks the walk. He is seeking a seat in Congress on a shoestring — he refused money from the National Democratic Committee because he didn't want to be beholden to the lobbyists attached to party money.Cross posted at We will Rock Dem...we'd like to see a fresh approach to how our district is represented in Congress. Rasoul is not part of the problem. We believe he could be part of the solutions.