Based on everything we have heard and been able to research in this race thus far, the choice is clear: we support Billy Long.
Although his campaign launched some negative, questionable attacks in the primary, we believe Long resorted to them because of advice that is becoming far too common in today's no-holds-barred campaign climate.
We strongly emphasize here that despite recent suggestions Long has acted improperly and boorishly, attacks on his character remain unsubstantiated.
We also must stress that the attacks were orchestrated or at least encouraged by Long's opponent Scott Eckersley and they were based on flimsy evidence. Therefore, we put those murky allegations aside.
What remains clear is that Long really wants to a chance to prove he can make a difference in the nation's capital.
He deserves the opportunity.