Lincoln businessman Todd Watson says there really is only one reason he decided to enter the United States Senate race as an independent.
“Well, we just have a crisis of leadership in Washington. We need big solutions solved and we have two parties that will not work together to solve them,” Watson tells Nebraska Radio Network. “Fundamentally, faith-based guy, I care about the future of my kids and my family, my neighbors, this country. Fundamentally, it calls for leadership in which we just don’t have there right now.”
Watson says he decided he needed to get involved and take action.
Watson and Jim Jenkins are the two independents on the ballot to oppose Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina in the November race to replace retiring Senator Mike Johanns, a Republican.
Watson says voters can’t keep voting in Republicans and Democrats.
“They need a different option. It’s not working. If they do the same thing over and over and expect different results, they’re insane,” Watson says.
Watson says it should be evident that Washington no longer works with Republicans and Democrats in charge.
“We have the results to know they don’t act bipartisan,” according to Watson. “There is no working together anymore and that has to change.”
Watson says he understands running as an independent is an uphill battle, but he says that if he has a chance to talk with voters, he can win them over.