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February 11, 2014

Crow confident in face of obstacles to reach Senate



"We need to watch the finances of political officials, but we also need to watch after they're out of office. From [President Jimmy] Carter on, you just watch how much they profit after they're out of office. That's not right. If I win this, you watch my finances. Check with my after five years, I think you'll find I'm not profit person."

Another issue he wishes to highlight is the availability of medicine in rural areas.

"In the last five years, I've had five different doctors," he said. "That's the state of rural medicine. Here, I doubt a terrorist is going to kill me; but, I am concerned about someone having to drive to an emergency room six hours away."

In the bigger picture, however, Crow said he hopes to simply be a facilitator between his constituents and Congress. He said Thursday's meeting will have Republicans, Democrats, and others that will support his efforts.

"I've never been interested in party politics," he said. "I am a conservative, but I would put workers before corporations. It's hard to make it right now. My interest is working families.

"I'm a person that likes to consider things thoroughly before I make a decision, and the Senate is a slower moving body. I think 'how is this decision going to impact people?'"

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