Marianas Variety Editor Zaldy Dandan is recommending U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan: "quite possibly the hardest working CNMI elected official. In Washington, D.C., he’s a tireless advocate for the Northern Marianas and its people. On these islands, he’s a reliable presence. He is very knowledgeable about the issues. You may, from time to time, disagree with him, but he knows what he’s talking about. He is competent. Since 2009, he has gained the respect of U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle — as can be seen by the endorsement of key U.S. House Democrats and the recent visit of several U.S. Republican House committee chairmen. He continues to secure federal assistance needed by PSS, CHC, other critical government agencies/programs and the local people themselves."