Rep. Heath Shuler has consistently opposed much-needed health-care reform because he considers it "too expensive." And yet he is willing to spend $13 million of taxpayers' money on a divisive and highly questionable highway project in Swain County. I had previously been a Shuler supporter, but after two terms in Congress, it is clear he does not represent me. Nor can I vote Republican.
I believe that here are others who feel as I do. Perhaps it's time we had a viable third-party candidate for Congress from our district.
— R. Michael Jones