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Editorial: Our pick for Congress from the 6th District - The Detroit News, October 12, 2020

Fred Upton is the sort of congressman everyone says they want — a pragmatist who places the needs of his district above partisan politics and reaches across the aisle to find workable solutions.

The Common Ground Committee honored Upton as one of its champions for his tireless work to end gridlock.

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Letter: Congressional candidate crosses the aisle - The Central Virginian, October 8, 2020

During her time in Congress, Rep. Abigail Spanberger has worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation that helps her constituents. So much so, she has earned the recognition of being named the third most bipartisan member of Congress by Common Ground Committee.

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1 of 535: Brindisi named top congressman at working across aisle - Oswego County News Now, October 7, 2020

The two congressmen representing Oswego County are among the most bipartisan in Washington, according to a recent report, which scored Rep. Anthony Brindisi as the most bipartisan lawmaker in the nation’s capital.

No member of Congress was better at reaching across the aisle than Brindisi, R-Utica, according to Common Ground Committee (CGC), a nonprofit group that describes itself as “devoted to improving public discourse in politics,”

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Brindisi termed best bipartisan, gets anti-addiction endorsement - Rome Sentinel, October 6, 2020

Congressman Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat seeking re-election in a district where his party is outnumbered in registration 171,000 to 144,000, is being recognized as the highest ranking elected official in Congress for his efforts to promote bipartisanship and common ground in divided government according to a national group called the Common Ground Committee.

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Brindisi Named Top Elected Official In Country For Bipartisanship & Efforts To Achieve Common Ground - Binghamton HomePage, October 5, 2020

Congressman Anthony Brindisi is being recognized as the highest ranking elected official in Congress for his efforts to promote bipartisanship and common ground in divided government according to a nationally recognized group: the Common Ground Committee.

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Letter: Voter praises Spanberger for bipartisan efforts - Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 4, 2020

It also reflects her recent recognition by the nonprofit Common Ground Committee “as the third-highest ranking elected official in the country … for her strong record of bipartisanship in the U.S. House.” In announcing this recognition, the committee’s co-founder, Erik Olsen, said, “There is a hunger among Americans to see their representatives work together. We hope that more lawmakers follow Congresswoman Spanberger’s lead and make a commitment to finding common ground.”

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Bipartisanship? Ige Scores Zero, Hawaii Congressional Delegation not Much Better - Hawai'i Free Press, October 2, 2020

New Common Ground Scorecard Rates Hawaii Politicians' Commitment to Seek Agreement on Issues That Matter to Voters

Newly released voter assistance tool scores HI politicians’ success at working across the aisle.

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Letter: Spanberger represents her constituents well - The Free Lance-Star, October 1, 2020

On Sept. 21, the nonpartisan Common Ground Committee named Rep. Spanberger the top Democrat—in the U.S. House, Senate or any governor’s office. This commendation is well-deserved.

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3 takeaways from U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and state Rep. Jon Hoadley debate - MLive, September 28, 2020

Sixth congressional district candidates U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and state Rep. Jon Hoadley debated for the first time Monday morning on local radio station WKZO.

Upton led the debate Monday with opening statements about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected every Michigander. He touted his 34 years in office, calling himself a “problem solver. He also boasted that he was named the most bipartisan politician from Michigan and ranked 11th in the whole country, according the Common Ground Committee – a national nonpartisan, citizen-led organization.

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Democrat Murphy Celebrates Bipartisan Rating - The Floridian, September 21, 2020

Democrat Murphy Celebrates Bipartisan Rating

In a time when a number of Florida Democrats are receiving criticism for their partisan voting record, some are standing by it and others are not commenting on the matter.

One Florida Democrat is celebrating a scorecard received by the nonpartisan Common Ground Committee Inc., which was released on Monday. In the scorecard, Florida rep. Stephanie Murphy (D), is listed as a bipartisan member of the Florida House.

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Politics: Area candidates focus on farmers - Iowa Telegraph Herald, September 20, 2020

Politics: Area candidates focus on farmers

The Common Ground Committee, a citizen-led nonprofit aimed at bipartisan problem solving, released its Common Ground scorecard of U.S. Senators and Representatives, and state governors last week.

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Cooperation with other political party varies among Florida's congressional delegation - Florida Today, September 19, 2020

Cooperation with other political party varies among Florida's congressional delegation

A new scorecard that rates governors, U.S. senators and U.S. House of Representatives members shows a wide range in how likely they are to work across the political aisle.

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Why America needs you to vote for candidates who cooperate, not partisans who fight - USA Today, September 17, 2020

Why America needs you to vote for candidates who cooperate, not partisans who fight

Voters need a new mindset that makes willingness to find common ground a “must have” quality for any candidate.

The “new normal” that defined 2020 has made its presence known this election season. The upcoming presidential debates will not have in-person audiences. Door-to-door campaigning has mostly vanished. One thing that hasn’t changed in this climate is the rabid partisanship that has been synonymous with our politics for more than a decade.

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