I along with millions of Americans watched the Capitol siege unfold in real time, a barrage of video feeds appearing on all major news networks, across all platforms. After dozens of viewings of the wreckage and death, I found myself either looking away, turning down the volume or putting my hand over half of the split screen, unable to continue watching the horror.
I had never run for political office before and, while our campaign did not end with a win, it has been an exhilarating and incredibly enriching experience. What have I learned? Early on, our team’s choice was to not door knock due to COVID. Was it the right choice? From a health perspective, yes. From a campaign perspective, maybe not so much.