In his campaign kickoff video, Ryan Watts outlined his family’s connection to North Carolina, his problems with partisan leadership in Washington and his hope to collaborate to solve the nation’s problems.
What the 27-year-old Watts, who is running for the U.S. House seat held by Rep. Mark Walker, does not mention is that he is a Democrat. That was not an accident.
“I certainly am a Democrat, but that doesn’t mean I think Democrats are always right,” said Watts, who is running for office for the first time. “I also don’t think that the Republicans are always wrong. I don’t want to spend a whole lot of time talking about Democrats and Republicans. We’re all Americans. It shouldn’t matter what party you come from. I’m a proud Democrat, but that doesn’t mean I want to vilify Republicans.”