Norwalk Reflector: Bill Clinton endorses Strickland in Ohio

Former President Bill Clinton made his first endorsement of the 2016 cycle Tuesday, backing former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his bid for Senate.

USA Today: ‘Net neutrality’ is no government takeover: Our view

The Internet has produced some of history’s most innovative, agile and disruptive companies. Goliaths such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix and Facebook — as well as myriad start-ups — have overhauled the economy and changed the way people lead their lives and conduct their business.

But the Internet has long been in danger of being co-opted by its least competitive and innovative part: its service providers.

Michigan Chronicle: Make Gary Peters Next U.S. Senator

Congressman Gary Peters has earned the right to become the next U.S. Senator from Michigan, and voters should give him that opportunity to serve the nation and Michigan at the highest level of our legislative system.

Mark Begich

Mark Begich was born and raised in Anchorage, where he started his first small business as a teenager. He gets his independent spirit from his parents, including his father, former Alaska Rep. Nick Begich. As a former Mayor and a current member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Mark knows how to work across party lines to get the job done. And he’s fought tirelessly to protect Alaskan jobs, including in the fishing industry as the state’s fisheries are among the largest in the world.

Cory Booker

Some people run away from challenges. Cory Booker prefers to tackle them head-on. A Stanford graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Cory was elected Mayor of Newark, New Jersey — where he made significant reforms and balanced the city’s budget. He’s brought his energy and creativity to Washington, where he has co-sponsored progressive legislation such as ENDA and a bill to recognize the validity of all marriages.

Bruce Braley

Bruce Braley knows all about hard work. Growing up in rural Iowa, he got his first job as a paperboy when he was in 2nd grade, and he put himself through college working in road construction, waiting tables, and tending bar. With no prior political experience, he ran for a seat in the House in 2006 and won. As a founding member of the House’s Populist Caucus, Bruce understands the needs of hard-working people who feel voiceless in Washington. Now, he’s trying to bring their voices to the Senate.

Chris Coons

Chris Coons has a well-deserved reputation as a pragmatist, but his principles come first. In his first two years as a Senator, he made preserving civil liberties a top priority. He’s fought to stop disenfranchisement in our elections and he’s consistently stood up to protect women’s access to health care. In Delaware, he’s organized numerous job fairs and skills workshops. And in the U.S. Senate, he’s worked to expand the impact of the R&D tax credit. He’s a proud participant of the “It Gets Better” project, an internet-based initiative to prevent LGBT youth suicide. Coons is also a former employee of the I Have a Dream Foundation.

Dick Durbin

For Dick Durbin, the fight for the middle class is personal. He grew up in East St. Louis and worked in stockyards, on railroads, and in slaughterhouses to afford his college education. He’s tireless in his efforts to keep food and children’s toys safe. Dick was integral in the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, limiting the fees companies can place on debit cards, and preventing a spike in student loan rates. In short, he’s one of the most effective and vocal progressives in the U.S. Senate.

Kay Hagan

Kay Hagan knows that you can’t make change if you don’t get in the game. That’s why she ran for Senate, and her tireless work ethic led her to an upset victory over the incumbent in 2008. Kay believes in a results-oriented approach to her job, and she’s dedicated to making Washington work for North Carolina families. She comes from a military family, and in her role as a member of the Armed Services Committee, she’s committed to making North Carolina the most veteran-friendly state in America. Kay sees her job as bringing North Carolina’s voice to Washington, and she’s backed that up by conducting hundreds of listening tours, forums, and roundtables across the Tar Heel State.

Ed Markey

Ed Markey is a prolific legislator who brings passion, energy, and know-how to the U.S. Senate. During his time in the House, Ed worked across the aisle on landmark legislation to modernize the Internet, combat climate change, and find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. He is the former Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance, where he wrote laws that toughened penalties on insider trading and strengthened oversight of financial markets. The son of a milkman from Malden and a devoted fan of the Sox, Pats, Celtics, and Bruins, Ed Markey is Massachusetts through and through.