I've seen 2 new spots from Congressman Paul Kanjorski this week. He's been reminding us of his solid Democratic voting record touting his backing of veterans , affordable medicine for seniors and raising the minimum wage.
In the latest ad he takes credit for the $200 million of federal funds spent to raise the levees in the Wyoming Valley that have adverted a repeat of the 1972 Agnes flood. For all the carping about the inflatable dam, which I agree was a bad idea, he has also secured tens of millions to fix the local sewer systems that contribute to the pollution of the Susquehanna River.
All the out of town prognosticators are calling this a close race but I'm not convinced. Lou Barletta is riding a wave of good publicity but what can he do for the area as a Freshman backbencher of the minority party? I know the scapegoating of immigrants hits a nerve with many people but most will realize that sending a guy to Congress who has almost no chance to accomplish anything on that issue or bring home the bacon is not a good idea.
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