Editor:

We need some new blood and a fresh approach in the U.S. Senate. Admiral Mike Franken is one of the most positive, well-qualified candidates to come down the pike in a long time. 

No matter where you may reside on the political spectrum, Mike Franken is well worth your consideration. His extensive military background (very relevant today), his inspiring life story from rural Sioux County to the Pentagon, and his thoughtful, consensus-seeking approach to the challenges facing our nation would provide a skillset sorely needed in Washington. 

There are too many extremists in both political parties getting in the way of positive solutions. Mike Franken would be a voice of reason and moderation at a time we could really use it!

Andy McKean

Retired state representative, Anamosa