Why did you run as a Republican for US House in 2018?
"I get asked this question a lot actually, and the funny thing is the answer is pretty simple yet many people just don't seem to agree. I ran as a Republican because I was in a red district during a contentious election where there was very little hope for a Democrat to win. Therefore, I ran as a Republican with the intent of taking on the incumbent head to head on their own ground. The funny thing is my policies, left leaning as they are, were very well received among the general constituency even amongst Conservatives! If anything, running as a Republican proved that Progressive, and Populist ideologies were popular regardless of demographics, and that the main issue of electoral politics is the "Sports Team" mentality: Either Blue or Red, regardless of policy."