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September 1, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Heck is an inspiration

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Paul Freeman’s letter on the Sun’s endorsement of Joe Heck, “Heck would be a terrible choice,” irritated me enough to write in. There are two types of people — those who blindly follow the party line and those who research the candidates and make up their own minds. While the Sun is left leaning, it had the foresight and good sense to endorse a Republican for a major race when there is a Democrat running for the same position.

As someone who has been privileged to talk with Heck on numerous occasions, I agree with the Sun’s assertion that it has “always found him (Heck) willing to discuss his views, listen to others and, above all, be reasonable. That isn’t an easy thing ...”

Even some ranking Democrats I’ve talked to in Washington have said that he listens and works for solutions. He’s the only congressman I’m aware of who has read the entire 2,000-page health care law (more than once).

Heck is an inspiration — it isn’t about cronyism or seeking power with him but really listening and seeking solutions. But some people would rather buy into rhetoric, false attack ads and party-line divisiveness.

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