We live today with a partisan, obstructionist, quagmire of a Congress that has earned itself a 9 percent approval rating. Cynicism abounds. No single factor accounts for the current state of affairs, but I'm convinced that the corrupting influence of big, special interest money, considered free speech, plays a large role. With big money doing the talking, the average citizen has little representation and solvable problems go unsolved. To begin to remedy the situation, we should put aside ideology and elect representatives who seek only to solve the problems before us. Such people do exist.
We have an 11th District candidate who began a lifetime of achievement by becoming an Eagle Scout at an early age. He has used his many talents, not to enrich himself, but to benefit his fellow citizens; he is incorruptible. This citizen, Mr. Cecil Bothwell, has stepped forward as a candidate, because the interests of citizens are not being served. It is my hope that voters will send Bothwell to Congress.
— Herman Lankford