Most of my contact with John is at the block party we have every summer and our Christmas party. John is a good guy. He is always working on his house -- like a lot of people in the neighborhood.

History will look back and say it was very worthwhile.

I didn't fall off my chair. I knew John was very politically active.

We did a lot of research. We looked at Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio, and we finally decided on Akron.... My family was rebuilt here; our lives were rebuilt here.

Our soldiers have paid a tragic price to free over 50 million people. In the long term, their sacrifice is going to change the world.

I didn't have any ties to Akron before moving here with my family and opening a business in 1995. I just fell in love with this place.

Northeast Ohio is a great place to live and work. I will use the power of the congressional seat to recruit and bring jobs to Ohio. I have passion for this area because of what it has meant to me.

We have no option but to win. The consequences of losing are catastrophic.

We just needed a place to get a new start.