Republican congressional candidate Daryl Kipnis says he’s disappointed that Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing) was ranked near the bottom of a recent study on bi-partisanship in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A study by the Lugar Center ranked Watson Coleman at 388 out of 438 members of Congress who served in 2017.
“Whether you are in the majority or the minority party, you can’t truly bring in value for your constituents unless you are ready, willing, and able, to problem solve across the aisle,” Kipnis said.
“The rankings show that we can absolutely work together when we want to.”
Kipnis accused Watson Coleman of “grandstanding for an extreme hyper-partisan, obstructionist agenda that does absolutely nothing to improve the lives of her constituents.”
But a spokesman for the Watson Coleman campaign says the congresswoman has a strong record of supporting bi-partisan initiatives.
“The Congresswoman has a bi-partisan bill introduced this week with Scott Taylor from Virginia Beach to do real criminal justice reform. When you are wrong we call you wrong and when you are right we work with you. This Administration is mostly wrong,” said Sean Darcy. “Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman is very proud of all she has accomplished on behalf of those she represents. She has been on the front lines in the fight against the current Administration’s hateful rhetoric and horrific policies and she will continue to stand against anything that would negatively impact her constituents. ”
Watson Coleman is seeking her third term in Congress. She is favored to win the heavily Democratic 12th district seat.