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posted: 8/7/2012 5:00 AM

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Leslie Coolidge is a Democrat running for Congress in the new 6th District. I am very impressed with her views especially on raising the debt ceiling. Leslie Coolidge told us that she had become passionate about running while watching Congress push the country to the brink of financial ruin during the debt ceiling debate. As a CPA, she said, she knew that the credit standing of our country is not something that should be played with for political gain. Although Republicans eventually voted to raise the debt ceiling, which simply allows the government to pay its bills, our nation's credit rating was damaged. Ms. Coolidge believes that we need a new Congress that will work to improve the financial situation of our country with every vote they take.

As a former teacher who has always stressed to my students the importance of personal responsibility, to see the Republicans in Congress balk at paying our nation's bills was shocking. I agree with Leslie Coolidge that we need a new Congress. She will make a difference.

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Nancy Josefchuk

Barrington

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