Fourth, we need to stick with our principles and run on clear policy ideas. Leading on aggressive policies like the “Open Books” forensic audit, transparency, school choice, property tax caps and gold standard ethics while talking about common sense solutions like balanced budgets and term limits, these ideas resonate across party lines. Sticking to our principles is how we made an unwinnable race a contest in which the Democrats had to focus all of their efforts and a ton of money. We revealed a clear distinction between the parties.This point is significant because I think it explains the timing of Ms. Baker’s resignation. Not to slight the fine work of Brian Jones, but my take is that Ms. Baker missed the team that she and Mr. Nida had formed in expanding the number of charters while at the same time increasing the quality of school performance.