David Wasserman, House editor for The Cook Political Report explains Walden’s role this way:
Walden isn’t one of the top names in Washington that you typically hear. When you think of House Republicans you think of John Boehner. You think of Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy, but within the Republican Congress Walden is seen as more of a work horse and not a show horse and that’s earned him a lot of friends.
Walden advocates for creating jobs, decreasing government regulations, and improving rural healthcare access. He voted to approve the final debt deal, to extend the Patriot Act, and to repeal the healthcare overhaul. Recently he sponsored a bill preventing the FCC from regulating net neutrality. But even as a key Republican, he is considered by some to be not conservative enough — a trait that some people think could put him at an advantage if he ever runs for governor (which he considered last year).
As the Republican presidential candidates make front page news, the discussion around job creation becomes central, and the anniversary of Sept. 11 leaves many Americans wondering about the safety and security of the country — there is certainly plenty to talk to Representative Walden about.
What would you like to ask him?