3 hours ago
Monday, August 29, 2005
Update on Chris Carney for Congress
I received an email from Chris Carney while I was away stating he will announce his candidacy for U.S. Congress on September 7, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. on the courthouse green in Montrose, Pa. His website, Carney for Congress, has been updated with his bio, pictures of his family and positions on the issues. He has a national security background, is a Naval Reserve officer and college professor. His web site has a professional look and hopefully he can raise the money to get his name out. I checked the DCCC website but a search for info on him came up empty. All candidates have to file quarterly financial reports with the FEC and the next one is due September 30. That will give an indication if he is attracting the financial support he will need. I can't make it to Montrose on Wednesday but I hope the local media cover the event. Unlike ignoring Joe Leonardi's announcement. I talked with Joe after his announcement and he told me his next event was in Carbon County, but I didn't see anything in the papers about it. Hopefully he will get a website up to keep us informed of his activities.
I just want to say good luck to both these gentlemen. It takes courage to run for office especially against longtime incumbents. But it is great to have serious candidates in both these races, no one should be unopposed for reelection.