"One never heard any criticism of Doug's performance in Congress," Hudson said. "There was no greater booster of Augusta and other counties that were in his district. His constituent service was exceptional. Politically, Doug was one of a dying breed - a conservative Democrat. That meant that he was fiscally conservative, pro-defense, and yet receptive to programs to benefit children and citizens who could not help themselves."
David Hudson, president of Xcel Energy in New Mexico and Texas, said the company and the other parties are looking out for the long-term interests of customers.