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One week. One train ride. One critical opportunity.

I ride the train to Washington, D.C. to do my job in Congress. It takes a while, but I love it.

Houses and trees, cars and the coast are a blur. I can grind through some work, chat with other commuters, or just sit and admire the country I know and love.

Life moves fast. I always try to take a few minutes to reflect on where we've come from and where we're going.

Lately, however, I find that I want the train to get to Washington as quickly as possible. Because I'm as fired up as I've ever been to get to work and do my job.

I see President Trump demeaning the presidency by imitating undemocratic strongmen.

I see an enabling special-interest class that is happy to trample democratic norms to get what they want.

I see hardworking people and families whose livelihoods are imperiled by nasty political games, people begging us to come together before things get worse.

I am running for re-election because, at this moment in history, our democracy is in trouble.

We need mature leadership. We need people willing to strategize, organize, and mend broken fences.

Each day I serve is an opportunity to do the job that Democrats from my home 4th district sent me to Congress to do. This is a tremendous responsibility – one I take seriously.

To gear up for the upcoming Democratic Party convention, I've set a goal of getting 200 donors to chip in this week. I want you with me. Donate today.

Thank you so much for your support.

Jim

Posted on May 7, 2018.

Meet Jim

Congressman Jim Himes is a tireless voice for common-sense, independent solutions to the challenges facing Connecticut. He's looking out for the middle class, fighting for affordable health care for all, taking on special interests like the NRA to end gun violence, and working to create economic opportunity for working families.

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