He's smart, he's thoughtful, he's a hard worker. He's clearly dedicated to the community. He'll be a positive force.

We had an event at my house and raised $22,000.

She was more than just a colleague and a leader in the Democratic Party. She was a real friend. This was a huge loss for me, personally. She was the kind of person I respect the most because she was not always the one looking for the limelight. She was in the trenches, working everyday.