I talked at length with Randy Law, who is a former Republican Ohio Congressman from the district around Youngstown, Ohio. He told me that while he is quite conservative and “tremendously pro-business,” he joined with environmental groups (and other groups) to fight for tighter environmental restrictions in regard to an area landfill that sits above an underground water source. Mr. Law said that while a lot of factions told him his legislation would be almost impossible to pass, he was a “freshman representative” who was just idealistic enough to think he could win. And with a lot of energy, effort — “and luck” — he won. Note: Mr. Law has a reputation of fighting the odds. He was the first Republican representative from this district… in the last 40 years. I said the thing about the odds was good to hear because, well, we’re somewhat of a long shot as well. Given his track record, Mr. Law replied that anything is possible.