03:07 - Source: CNN
Rep. Dreier discusses Egyptian election

For the first time in their country’s 5,000 year history, millions of Egyptians are heading to the polls today to cast their first free vote for the country’s president. 

Twelve candidates are vying for the position and although it’s unclear who will win, there are four standout candidates that are garnering attention this afternoon.

On Starting Point today, Rep. David Dreier says the United States will be happy to work with whoever the Egyptians choose, because having a democratic system will facilitate what he hopes what will be an even better relationship between Egypt and America.

Rep. Drier, who is in Cairo as an official election monitor, calls the democratic process “inspiring” and stresses that Egypt and the U.S. share an “important strategic relationship.”