What is Erin For Pennsylvania?

Mostly, it’s my absolute love for the American middle class.  It is my unyielding faith in the enduring power of the American dream.  It is the resentment born of a broken political process that would allow any generation to be handed a world worse off than her parents, much less my own.  And it is a stubborn perseverance to continue my now 4 and half year campaign fighting for the working families of Western Pennsylvania.

But perhaps some specifics are in order.  It started as a blue-collar girl from a steel mill town, the beneficiary of 4 generations of organized labor.  It is a pure personification and self-actualization of the legacy that every union worker dreams of; his daughter will reap the all the benefits of collective bargaining in the workplace and throughout society, without ever carrying a union card.  That blue-collar girl saw a Tea Partying, ideological, union busting, plutocrat, in the midst of the rust belt’s long running revolt against the democratic party in Western PA, take a Congressional seat held for 3 decades by John Murtha, with angry, blame-ridden diatribes against healthcare and policies of the human condition.  And then a love for the river towns of the Keystone state’s wild West, quickly became a political campaign on the front lines of the most bizarre and historic political wave in our nation’s history.  And a Country who had been sacrificing its own economic security and stability for political expedience, suddenly realized the confluence of all its failures in one Presidential election.  The PA 12th was at the heart of this surreal phenomenon for the past 30 years.  Since the moment the Reagan Democrat became a reality, longtime Democratic strongholds began hemorrhaging rural in working class voters.  Westmoreland tipped the scale slightly to the right, followed by Beaver in 2012 and culminating with the conversion of Cambria in 2016.  And suddenly, the PA Democratic party went red in all its Federal elections.

In 2008, 2012 and 2016, voters pulled the lever for change.  In 2008 and 2012, that change was transcendental and unifying.  It told us to “Believe,” asked us to “hope” and affirmed that “yes we can.”  In 2016, that change may have been guttural, visceral and angry, but it was still change for the suffering voters in the nation’s rust belt.  It is that fundamental desire for change, regardless of party or politics, that compels me to believe that rural and working class voters can be brought back to the Democratic party.

But simply running around our communities, our counties, our Commonwealth and our Country marketing our brand as “not near as bad as the other guys” isn’t going to cut it.  We have to give the majority of middle class voters something to actually believe in.  So suddenly, ErinforPA is the continuation of an ongoing campaign to reach and touch the hearts and minds of rural and working class voters in the rust belt, inspired by a unified vision for the middle class and propelled by the luck of a relevant time and political climate.

Today, it begins with the contact info of 11,000 people and thousands of social media contacts who, over a period of 4 years, for one reason or another, had an interest in seeing a Democrat elected to the PA 12th.  Those people have been receiving regular emails, posts and messaging regularly for that time period, and it seemed a wasted opportunity to stop that fight when so much is at stake in Western PA locally and nationally.  

Simply, ErinForPA is very much a campaign.  It is fundraising, messaging, branding, outreach, voter registration, GOTV all geared toward winning back the rural and working class areas of Pennsylvania.  I want to help fund the Democratic parties that have been deteriorating due to lack of resources and support.  I want to support down-ticket Democrats with campaign infrastructure and guidance and I want to get the Democratic party back to a purely economic message.  

Our party should resonate with the laid-off steelworker in Cambria county just as much as the single, black mother of 4 in Philadelphia.  

Our party should remember the mantra “it’s the economy stupid.”  When we traded our working class  roots for a neo-liberal base, our fight for universal opportunity for urbanized identity politics and our localized economic awareness for a globalized economic platform - that was stupid.

Our party should focus on the 4 Pillars of Economic Prosperity for the American Middle Class:

1.       A good paying JOB for every American

2.       Good quality, accessible HEALTHCARE for every American

3.       Quality public EDUCATION for every American

4.       A 21st century INFRASTRUCTURE that is safe, efficient and befitting the greatest nation on Earth.

It will take us a generation to rebuild our reputation and our brand among our middle class voters, but it can be done.  With an inspiring message, based on sound economic principles and an appreciation for a political process that serves at the consent of the governed and not the wealthy, Absolutely, Yes We Can.

An Open Letter To Millennials

In 2016, Millennials will have their moment,

If you are between the ages of 18 and 34, November 8, 2016 could be the defining moment of your generation.  This country has endured nearly 40 years of growing political dissonance.  The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Watergate scandal and the omnipotent political discord surrounding the Vietnam War, propelled our country into an increasing level of patriotic unrest that has culminated in the cultural debauchery that is, the 2016 Presidential election.  Generation X, the first to inherit a world worse off than our parents, with its paltry impact against that of the massive, baby boomer electorate, was futile in any efforts we might have undertaken to change the political tide of a nation plagued by increasing legislative futility and tug-of-war governance.  We were too small to matter, and the name Generation X became a self-fulfilling prophecy.  But as our numbers were our problem, yours are our solution.

Today, millennials officially outnumber boomers by approximately 500,000 people.  It is your libertarian, fiscally conservative majority, boosted by the boomer-light, more pragmatic, data-driven minority of the X generation, that can save this country from self-serving fiscal eccentricity and hyperbolic, ideologically driven culture wars, toward a path of reasonable, effective governance.

At the precipice of this nation’s journey toward our current, hate-plagued, blame-ridden, utter unaccountability, John F Kennedy bestowed on us the wisdom to ask “not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”  At perhaps no time since those words were first spoken, have they resonated more, than in this election.  What the Millennial generation can do for their country, is save it from itself.  To all of them, this is your moment and your country to bend to your will. 

I ask of all of you, seize your moment, announce your majority with the resounding hymn of your vote and take by force the nation that is and for many decades will be, YOURS.

The Political Exploitation of Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Every two years, soon after the general elections begin, we see members of the House of Representatives pick their button issues on which they intend to base their re-election efforts. Remember in 2014, when suddenly every Republican House member was adamant about infectious disease reform in our healthcare system due to the Ebola outbreak? How did those efforts pan out after the election was over? They didn't. As soon as the election was over, no one really cared about reducing medical errors or hospital acquired infections transmitted just like Ebola, that kill more than 70,000 Americans each year.

Keith Rothfus was one of those Republicans. He spoke aggressively in our debates and Editorial Board interviews about how we needed to aggressively attack the “failed policies” that caused the Ebola outbreak. He blamed the President, insulted the hard working professionals at the CDC and called for travel bans that were already in place. It was pure political expedience at its worst. And after the election, his concerns disappeared.  Meanwhile, the very people that I have worked with for more than a decade to reduce medical errors (now the 3rd largest cause of death in the country) went back to their work, with no additional support or attention from Mr. Rothfus or his pals.

This year the issue du jour is opiate addiction. And Mr. Rothfus has again found a heartfelt health issue to campaign on.  In 2013, when the Johnstown Tribune Democrat asked him about the drug problem, he simply referred to addicts' capacities to invade people's homes. That was it. That's how he saw those suffering from addiction, as people that are likely to break into his home and hurt him. I remember how appalled I was when I read it.  He saw it as a “home invasion” and nothing more.

Fast forward to 2016.  This year, the Senate passed a large piece of legislation that begins to addresses our nation's greatest and most expensive preventable healthcare issue - addiction. But instead of advocating for it in the house, Mr. Rothfus, like the Johnstown article points out, decided to reinvent the wheel in his own name. He presented a paltry piece of legislation that solves no problem and creates no solution. More insulting yet, the legislation requests a miniscule $2.5 million for no real designated purpose. This is supposed to solve a problem that costs our nation over $700 billion each year? And if the absurdity and pure political opportunism of this legislation doesn't quite translate, look at it this way:

When the millionaires that owned the South Fork Hunting and Fishing Club continuously failed to maintain the spillways around the South Fork Dam, Eventually, during a heavy rain storm, the dam failed.  They attempted to patch the dam with mud and rocks as it failed, but were ineffective.  Their chronic negligence caused the 1889 Johnstown Flood. Putting $2.5 million dollars toward a $700 billion dollar health problem that has been plagued by neglected spillways with decades of "repeal it, defund it and shut-it-down" politics, is like patching a breaking dam with a coffee cup of mud.

Once again, Mr. Rothfus has stepped into a serious and heartfelt issue with reckless abandon and shameless political opportunism.  If he really cared at all about addiction, he would realize that the Affordable Care Act prohibits payers from declaring addiction a pre-existing condition and ends lifetime limits that prevent addicts from readmitting to treatment after a failed attempt.  It also expands addiction coverage to many more Americans.  Therefore his decision to repeal the ACA over 60 times, was an attempt to take addiction coverage AWAY from millions of Americans and puts the burden of cost back on to the taxpayer.

If he really cared, he would start finding ways to invest in fixing this issue.  For every dollar we invest in prevention for children under 18, we save $28 in societal costs.  After the age of 18, every dollar we invest yields a savings of $7.  We need to stop the bleeding in this problem TODAY.  Addiction plagues our families, our communities, our schools, our veterans, our employers, our seniors, our healthcare system, our immigration issues and threatens our national security. 

But Mr. Rothfus won’t help with any of this.  He will talk about his “bill” which has no traction in the House, hold a few addiction panel discussions, put a 30 second ad on the air saying he cares and then forget it all happened after the election.  All the while, the policies he has supported will defund providers, provide less treatment and prevention, and continue to increase the level of addiction in our country.  And eventually, his vision of more addicts becoming home invaders will become a self-fulfilling prophecy that he can run on in his 2018 election.

Unless you are willing to help me stop him and change the course of this near epidemic problem.

"We all inhabit this small planet."

DISCLAIMER: I firmly acknowledge that climate change is real and is being adversely impacted by human activity.  The planet is much older than 6,000 years.  Fred Flintstone never cruised through Bedrock on a stegosaurus (However, I think Mr. Slate is the CEO of a rolling hot mill in my hometown).  If you disagree with these statements outside my seemingly obvious parenthetical attempts at humor, please see my views on improving math and science education in our schools or just visit www.keithrothfus.com and thank you for visiting.


When we want to make changes to our planet, our global economy or our society, we must always remember that these changes occur within a greater complex adaptive system.  The largest complex adaptive system on our planet is our environment.  We interact with it, affect it and change it every second of every day.  We alter its composition with every breath we take, bite we swallow and device we turn on.   Anyone who thinks that the chemical reactions created in all of our daily activities do not impact the composition of our planet, from processes of power generation to methane gas created by cattle, is assuming an outdated, uneducated, and rather dangerous perspective of reality.  To deny this is to deny that our planet is an interactive, ever changing system which is completely ridiculous.

Environmental policy has become so ideological and gridlocked that a number of elected officials have begun denying that climate change even exists.  When our lack of solutions on any issue becomes so vast that the only foreseeable way to fill the void is to bury our head safely in the sands of denial, we have reached a state of serious alarm.  Environmental policies should be designed to encourage technological innovation in the free market and reward continuous improvement.  Arbitrarily creating standards that are disconnected from our current technological capacity is not the best way to encourage innovation or solve a problem.  

Organizations like the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD), which aligned environmentalists and drilling companies together to set mutually agreed upon standards, are the future of effective, inarguable policy development.  The CSSD has set a goal of continuous improvement through problem solving, shared learning and a common respect for the idea that all drilling should strive to achieve zero contamination of air, water and ground.  As a member of Congress, I will work directly with opposing industry representatives to provide similar policy coordination for all the issues facing the 12th Congressional District.

I also support restricting trade with nations that don’t meet the minimum human rights, workplace safety, gender quality and environmental standards we maintain in the United States of America.  “It’s just cheaper” isn’t a trade policy.  We aren’t striving to be the “cheapest” nation on the planet, we are striving to be the best.  Our standards are only as good as the lowest we tolerate amongst our trade partners.  Raising environmental standards at home does nothing if our trade partners are producing carbon and particle emissions so extensive they can be photographed from space.  By restricting trade with countries performing beneath our standards, we bring jobs back home, restore our nation to a healthy rate of economic growth, encourage an improved environment throughout the globe and stop poisoning our children’s air, water, ground and bodies – and that is pro-life throughout the lifespan. 

Moving beyond the partisanship that divides us, toward the inarguable goals that unite us, regardless of how small they may seem, can set us on a path to solve real problems in a way that helps us develop fair trade policies and create jobs while advancing environmental standards through evidence based practices and free market incentives.  But you cannot solve a problem you deny exists.  And, as we say in the recovering community, the first step is to acknowledge the problem.  

"Our problems are manmade and therefore they can be solved by man."
"Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."
- John F Kennedy

The prophetic words of a great leader revealing the fundamental bonds that we all share, resonate as much today as they did decades ago.  With each day that passes, this small planet that we all inhabit together feels a little smaller, our connections a little closer and our problems, more similar.  I challenge every American to look beyond the petty differences of wealth and class warfare and see the commonality of greatest aspirations that overcome us when faced with our own mortality.  Who among us, when contemplating our own contributions to human history, responds with "I wish I had paid less in taxes or taken healthcare away from more Americans?"  Those ideas are not befitting the legacy of the greatest nation on Earth.  They are mere distractions from the vision our forefathers gave us and diminish the charge that Democracy rests on our shoulders.

Moving beyond our anger toward solutions to racism in America

I’ve spent the past few days really looking into the police shootings of two African American men in the same way I try to look at everything – solving the problem at root cause and identifying a systemic solution that can translate to inarguable policy.  The senseless shootings of 11 police officers in Dallas further reinforces that need.

I understand that directing my energy toward finding a policy that corrects the problem may seem a callous response to such tragedy. But this violence and useless death and the outrage that ensues as a result does not appear to be an effective catalyst for change.  We are hundreds of arguments away from determining the root causes for this problem and we are even more arguments away from developing a constructive solution on which to build effective policy. 

Everyone from Obama to Beyonce are declaring this a serious problem, empathizing with the victims and calling for such senseless acts of violence to end.  But there is virtually no real answers being provided.  And as these events continue to occur and the American people hit the streets in protest, I can’t help but wonder how many of them will actually hit the polls in November to speak with their vote.  How many of them will meet with their elected officials and suggest specific policies?  How many of them will compose thoughtful letters to the editor suggesting solutions?  How many will look into data and statistics on the possible causes?  How many members of Congress will cast blame and outrage at the President, a candidate or a political party without ever holding a single town hall to facilitate a real discussion on the matter?  How many will research the candidates on their ballot to make an informed decision on this issue?  How many will actually vote?

I’ve come up with a few preliminary steps we might take to help this issue gain traction at the policy level and maybe start yielding results.

1.       We need to evaluate the root cause for this “problem.”  In order to do that, we need to define what it is.  Is it generations of cultural racism that subconsciously influence an officer’s instincts when he or she perceives a threat from a black citizen?  Is it training deficits or process issues with how law enforcement officers are taught to respond?  Is it any number of other systemic, cultural and societal issues that could result in the unjustified shooting of an innocent American?  And, by legal standards, are they unjustified actions on the part of the law enforcement officer?  If they are not, and perhaps they should be, then laws need to be changed.  If they are and prosecutions are not occurring, then District Attorneys may too often be siding with officers over victims.  That could be due to racism, cultural bias or political influence.


2.       Americans across the country and the African American community always react proportionately to the severity of these incidents on an emotional level.  But we need to channel that devastation, frustration and heartfelt passion into real policy solutions that can effectively solve the underlying problems.  Then we can rationally and constructively argue on behalf of those solutions and support legislators who are willing to take on the fight for those solutions.  We need to, not just demand change, but define an inarguable and realistic path on which we achieve it.


3.       I recommend starting with a structured, clinical conversation with the officers, collecting uniform data on a case by case basis to identify the underlying patterns that reoccur.  Then perform a root cause analysis on each case, and begin to formulate an understanding of the problem.  This data will likely lead to more research and more information being collected until we feel a solid, data driven solution is developed.  Then we begin to craft policies that, step by step, will stop one underlying cause of these events from ever happening again for the same reason.

There are no real answers yet available on this issue and I certainly don’t feel I have more than others.  But I could not in good conscience continue to post emotional responses to this issue without at least trying to move the conversation from a problem focused perspective to a solution focused one. 

My heart goes out to the victims and their families involved in all of these events.  Let’s not only stand with them in solidarity, but work through the problem together toward solutions for our children’s future.  

All my love and heartfelt sadness,


Where have all the great debates gone?

Every American is completely unique.  Therefore, you most likely will not agree with all of my policy viewpoints.  And that's good.  I'm not afraid of people disagreeing with me.  I'm afraid of people incessantly swallowing talking points 3 meals a day, numbing their brains and causing them to never think for themselves again.  The notion that we should only vote for people that we agree with on EVERY issue has forced the political industrial complex to manufacture stuffed-suit elected officials just like my opponent, that communicate exclusively in pre-fab, mindless, blame-ridden, fear-inducing, cowardly rhetoric.

They carry 4 pages of over-processed babble to spew in debates and enact legislative absurdity like shutting down the government, hijacking the nation's credit rating, signing irresponsible pledges and proposing amendments to protect the civil rights of empty water bottles in our national parks, instead of solving our difficult problems.  Anyone can sign a tax pledge, dump the burden of our biggest economic problems on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens and cast blame on a President, a party or a PAC.  But it takes an intelligent, entrepreneurial and thoughtful person to balance a budget, end our drug problem, protect Social Security and solve our healthcare crisis beyond the act of repeal.

Over the next few months, I hope to candidly inform of you of my hopes, goals and aspirations for the 12th Congressional District, Western Pennsylvania and the amazing people of this nation.  I have always wanted to run this race with my heart on my sleeve, willing to take the criticism and arguments that come with that kind of honesty.  I want to once again have the passionate and intense arguments that once birthed voting rights for women and abolished slavery.  No matter what issues we face in the 21st century, we need to stop "taking our ball and going home" when things get rough and start debating our way through our greatest problems and disagreements, work through our differences, and ultimately transcend the partisan ideologies that divide us and reach the inarguable goals that unite us.  

I look forward to you joining me on this incredible journey. I welcome your impassioned pleas, arguments and personal perspectives on the many issues facing our District and our country.  And in the end, I hope to have your support through each step of the way and earn your vote this November.

All my love,


Anatomy of a political email

As someone who has spent her entire life in the medical community and specialized in understanding and improving the dynamics and interactions within large, complex systems, I’ve always loved mapping organizational structure and examining how it functions.  And I have become amused by the grandiose, obtuse, apocalyptic pleas for money that politicians fire at your in-box relentlessly.  As our case example for my analysis, we will use my opponent’s most recent email sent at 10:34 this morning.

1.     The Event Horizon Subject line – This is where we say “Critical Deadline” or as I put it “Life as you know it will significantly change if you don’t read my email.”  Now here’s the thing about us self-serving politicians: To us and all the inside-baseball, political blog-a-sphere, pajama people taking shelter from the rain of reality under the umbrella of the highly dysfunctional and nearly self-aware political industrial complex, the amount of money we report is the center of the universe.  When we go to our fancy, schmancy events, eat those little weinies wrapped in bacon and attempt to prove that we are all smarter than each other, it’s all about the money.  But to the average, middle class, mill town voter, our finance deadlines mean squat.  A “Critical Deadline” (hahmmm Mr. Rothfus) is when you’ve been locked out of your job and your healthcare is about to be shut off right before Christmas.  A “Critical Deadline” is when a single mother of 2, working 3 minimum wage jobs, cannot afford to pay the gas bill in time to keep her home heated.  A “Critical Deadline” is NOT when a Congressman worth $8 million who has $1.2 million in special interest money in the bank, has to file a finance report. 

2.     Demonize the enemy - This is where we make sure that one half of America hates the other half.  And this is an essential part of making sure that our process continues to fail the American people and the middle class.  In the case of this particular email, you are expected to be conditioned to hate Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.  To effectively mobilize a strong emotionally charged fear response that compels you to donate, you need to negatively activate as many of the recipient’s 5 senses as possible, ensuring maximum anger, frustration and hate (that’s the secret).  In this case, providing a face that is recognizable is very important.  Second, you need to ensure that your audience has been repeatedly conditioned to perceive the visual being employed as abhorrent, in order to elicit the most severe, negative fear response and concurrently increasing the amount of the donation.  In this case, women make much better catalysts because the behaviors they are socially permitted to exhibit are far more limited and they are therefore easier to demonize.  The left loved employing Sarah Palin for this purpose.  The right uses Nancy Pelosi and Hillary a la Nikki Haley like when she had to do a TV ad stating “I am not a witch” (just in case you weren’t sure.)  Same idea.

3.     The Talking Points – This is my favorite part!  It is literally a laundry list of meaningless statements that the political industrial complex of one party or another employs to scare you.  Here are the high points of Mr. Rothfus’ “I see liberals and all the things they will do that should keep you up at night.”

A.     Closing the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay and bringing terrorists to American jails.  They love to tell you that us Dems are gettin’ jiggy with the terrorists.  Does anyone in their right mind REALLY believe that any elected official wants more terrorists in the United States?  Guantanamo is a policy issue, with which the right and left have a slight disagreement.  But the absolutely preposterous insinuation that one party enables terrorists over another is absurd.  George Bush and Paul Ryan don’t want to enable terrorists and Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton don’t either.

B.     Gun Control – Banning the sale of guns to terrorists is not gun control, its terrorist control.  My District is full of Second Amendment advocates or, as the left likes to call them, “gun nuts.”  And I haven’t met one of them, including my GOP, NRA loving Uncle Bill, who thinks we shouldn’t find a constitutionally sound way to stop the sale of guns to suspected terrorists.  Is this really up for debate? Seriously?  And if Mr. Rothfus REALLY wanted to prove that he has the spine to fight for the constitutionalists and Second Amendment advocates, why didn’t he stay in Washington DC and argue with those “liberal, progressives” instead of going home two days earlier than the session was scheduled to end?  Instead he bailed, insulted Mike Doyle and a civil rights icon and went home.  He wants to blame me, Hillary and Nancy because no one had the guts to stand up for his views on the floor?  Showing up is what most of us call "doing the bare minimum."  The hypocrisy inherent in that argument is so blatant it’s lunacy.

C.    "More controls through Obamacare" – I have read Obamacare over and over, and I have no idea what Rothfus is talking about here.  Furthermore, the entire right wing of this country continues to campaign on the evils of Obamacare (or as the rational people call it, the Affordable Care Act) and their conviction for repealing it.  Consider this, Rothfus ran on Repealing the ACA in 2012.  Since being elected, he has voted over 60 times to repeal it and failed EVERY single time (each time costs the taxpayer $1 million in government processes by the way.)  They tried repealing it through the Supreme Court and FAILED AGAIN.  How much of our taxpayer dollars are they going to spend on an effort that is clearly useless and futile?  Furthermore, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report clearly demonstrates that the ACA has provided needed healthcare coverage to millions Americans and cut costs to Medicare by nearly $200 billion.  It also has created more accountability and transparency and moved the reimbursement structure by incentivizing hospitals to provide better quality service instead of more service. These points are inarguable.

D.    “More RESET buttons abroad that have diminished American exceptionalism.”  I have no idea what the hell this is.  I really think he just made this up.

E.     “Pack the Supreme Court with liberal judges who will rubber stamp their progressive agenda” – Um Keith, the Justice that actually decided that Obamacare was constitutional and destroyed your last hope of taking healthcare away from millions of Americans, was chosen by Bush.  And it was the conservative Justice, Antonin Scalia that wrote in the Heller case that the Second Amendment is not a right to own any gun for any reason.  So stop fear mongering with this misinformed partisan hack-job.  The fact is, pretty often the Supreme Court gets it right.  And when we feel they are wrong, it’s usually because they chose not to take liberties away that one side or the other feels are not viable.  This happens on both sides.  The left thinks the right to own an automatic weapon is not viable.  The right thinks that a women’s right to maintain autonomous control of her own body is not viable.  We all do it.  And somewhere, in the gray between these two extremes, is the majority’s consensus and the answer to both.  But we would actually have to stop hating and demonizing to get there. And we can’t have that now can we?

4.     The mumbo jumbo talking points of “all the stuff I will do without ever putting forth a real, substantive policy idea.” 

Yes ‘Merica, if I win we are going to suddenly transcend gridlock with tax reform! Patient-centered healthcare reform! Reforming the regulatory process to stop job and wage KILLING regulations! And a renewed commitment toward national defense!  YES, YES, YES.  Now, I have no idea how we are going to do any of this but it sounds darn good, don’t it!” 

This all from the man who, when I debated him 3 times in 2014, brought 3 pages of talking points into the debate and never deviated from them once.  No ideas, no solutions, no processes.  Just empty, meaningless talking points handed down from the Washington insiders at the RNC who have no clue what is happening in the 12th Congressional District.

5.     Now show me the money.  ‘Nough said.

DONATE IF YOU CAN, Not because you are terrified of what will happen if you don't, but because you think I will work hard, do a good job and provide rational representation to my District.  Thanks, Erin