Greg, like most Kansans, has supported politicians in each party. Each party has it's fair share of good ideas--and bad ones. After years of hoping that Democrats or Republicans would make the tough, common sense choices needed to put America and Kansas back on track, Greg decided to register as an independent.
In 2009 and 2010, he supported both Republicans and Democrats, but he was also starting to form the opinion that neither party truly represented me. He determined that the parties were becoming a part of the problem. With extremists controlling the primary process and Congressional districts becoming increasingly partisan, our elected officials were becoming more and more unyielding. He knew we needed to do something truly different if we were to put America back on the right path.
In November of 2010, he founded the Common Sense Coalition. He wanted to create a place where the silent majority in America – those people who were fiscally responsible and socially tolerant – felt like they had a voice. Ever since, he's been committed to exclusively supporting Independent, reform causes as the best path to getting Washington working again.
Until recently, Kansas has had a proud tradition of electing collaborative leaders who could stay true to their principles yet still work with others to get things done for Kansas and the country. It's time to get back to that idea.
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If Greg is elected, there’s a reasonable chance that neither party would have a majority in the US Senate. If that is the case, he will work with the other independent Senators to caucus with the party that is most willing to face our country’s difficult problems head on and advance our problem-solving, non-partisan agenda.
When it comes time to support a candidate for Majority Leader, he would encourage both parties to select a leader who has a demonstrated track record of working across the aisle as one indicator of his or her willingness to solve problems. He will look at responsible leaders from both sides like Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican Lisa Murkowski who are willing to cross party lines to vote for what is right. Both Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have been too partisan for far too long to earn his vote for Majority Leader.
With that said, if one party is clearly in the majority, he will seek to caucus with the party that was in the majority as that would be in the best interest for the state of Kansas.
It's clear: voters are ready for change. Since Greg declared his candidacy, the momentum has been astounding. Voters from every county in the state signed the petition to get Greg on the ballot, and he's neck and neck with other candidates in the polls:
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