The Schneider-Dold rematch for the House of Representatives looks to be shaping up as one of the top races in the country for 2014. Dold, who lost the election to Schneider in 2012, already served the 10th District in the 2010 term. He was considered one of the most independent and bipartisan representatives. Even though he is fiscally conservative, he is socially moderate on many issues. With all the extreme Republicans in Congress, he would provide a good change of pace.
Gridlock will be a big issue in this election, and Dold is a proven compromiser who is looking to better the United States, not just for the Republican Party. Brad Schneider, like Dold, also worked toward compromise during his term in office. Dold and Schneider's ability to compromise will prove to be valuable talking points when running for office.
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Dold also has obstacles to overcome if he wants to win the election. One thing he must defeat is the association right now with Republican candidates. People believe them to be extreme and radical, which Dold is not. In order to address the reputation issue, he needs to inform as many people as he can about his political stances.