Citizen Spotlight: Political Parties Are a Little Lazy

Mike believes in choosing candidates based on their ability to solve problems and their positions on issues. Picking candidates based on the letter next to their name? That's a little lazy.

"I really like to vote for the candidate and not the political party. I have no allegiance to Republicans or Democrats. To me, it's all about whoever is the best candidate, whoever is going to be the best problem solver. So that's what's most important to me. I really think it's a little bit... it's a little lazy actually to join a political party. I really think people should evaluate each candidate by who they are rather than what political party they're a member of."

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