In a letter that states America demands leaders that are "willing to put partisan differences aside," the National Commission on Financial Responsibility and Reform co-chairs have endorsed Charlie Bass's campaign for Congress in New Hampshire's 2nd District.
The endorsement letter, from Democrat Erskine Bowles, the former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, and Republican Alan Simpson, a former Wyoming Senator states, "Charlie Bass has proven to be such a leader by his willingness and courage to work with a small group of Republicans and Democrats to put forth a bipartisan budget that was very consistent with the principles, policies and framework in the plan recommended by a bipartisan majority of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform "
It concludes, "Charlie Bass put partisanship aside and stepped forward to make the tough decisions our nation needs. He is a brave leader who deserves the thanks of everyone who really cares about our nation's future. It is for these reasons Charlie Bass has earned our endorsement and we urge you to support him as your Representative in New Hampshire."
"I am honored that Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson are supporting my candidacy," said Bass. "We've added more than $5 trillion to our national debt in the last few years. The debt is now $16 trillion, and our nation cannot sustain it much longer. American people deserve an end to partisan gridlock and a spirit of compromise from both sides of the aisle to fix our nation's biggest problems. This is why I was proud to help introduce and cosponsor the bipartisan budget act based on the Simpson-Bowles Commission recommendations."
In addition to the Bowles-Simpson endorsement, Bass has been praised nationally for his bipartisan leadership:
Named an "Economic Patriot" by the non-partisan Concord Coalition
Cited as one of the "Brave 38" by USA Today for supporting the bipartisan budget plan
Chicago Tribune -- Credit to a Few Who Pushed Bipartisan Budget