Monday, May 17, 2010

Sleepless in Scranton

Corey O'Brien is going to pull an all nighter in his quest for the Democratic nomination in the 11th Congressional District. The last time I did something like this was when a term paper was due or I just got carried away and ended up in Chinatown in Boston at 3AM.

Corey O’Brien to Campaign All Night for PA-11 Primary

Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Democratic Candidate for Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District, will campaign with supporters throughout the night and into the morning of election-day, speaking with voters and distributing literature throughout the district.

O'Brien sent along his closing argument.

Since we began this campaign on October 3, 2009, I have had the opportunity to meet great people from Jessup to Jim Thorpe, from Stroudsburg to Berwick, hear stories of struggle and sacrifice and speak with heroic men and women serving in our armed forces.

Like the mother in Stroudsburg who brings her young daughters to her college classes because she cannot afford child care after school. Like the father of three in Dupont who drives 132 miles to and from work every day because he could not make a family-sustaining wage at home. Like the elderly husband in Nanticoke who cares for his wife with Alzheimer's and wonders whether his health insurance will cover her medical expenses. Like the young service member in Pittston who was severely wounded in battle and requires special care as a result of his enormous sacrifice.

I am a better person for having had these experiences.

As you know, we face great challenges in our country, both foreign and domestic. I have no magic bullet solutions for the ills facing us but I do have a great deal of hope and optimism for the future. While we face great challenges, I am convinced that our brightest days are yet to come. I am convinced that so long as we work together as we move forward, our country will be stronger, our communities more resilient and our spirits lifted.

I am running for Congress because I have a vision for the future. To learn more about my vision, visit us at

As we close out this primary campaign, I would greatly appreciate your vote tomorrow, May 18th.

Thank you and God bless you and your family,

Corey D. O'Brien

P.S. - Please call your friends and family and remind them to vote tomorrow, May 18th, for Corey O’Brien for Congress.


Stephen Albert said...

I give him credit...O'Brien is campaigning like he really wants to job. On the other hand, Kanjorski seems to be barely campaigning, which probably means he has a decent enough lead.

Anonymous said...

They have no idea. If the numbers were that good for Kanjorski they would have released their polling data. Kanjorski has avoided O'Brien every step of the way to avoid putting him on the same stage.

Anonymous said...

Who is Corey O'Brien? I saw his name on the ballot, but since I didn't know who he was I just voted Kanjo again. Kind of wish he had called in to talk radio shows before today. I liked what I heard. O well.

Anonymous said...

That's the way to vote Anon 11:05. Good old name recognition!!! Things will NEVER change in NEPA. Corey is over estimating the brains in the area. He thinks people are actually paying attention to the person when it's all about who sounds familiar.

Mean Old Man said...

I'm damn tired of your constantly writing about the Commies Kanjorski and O'Brien! All the while you have ignored the great and sainted statesman Mr. Barletta! Shame on you and go to hell!!!

A Big Fat Slob said...

Corey WHO?. There's someone running against Kanjo?

Anonymous said...

In Barletta's world naturalized American Citizens who have an accent will be thrown against the wall and cuffed if they aren't carrying their papers. Funny how someone who so vehemently defends the second amendment cares so little for the fourth.

Anonymous said...

No offense Anon 1:04 but if Corey didn't run any spots, didn't do any interviews on tv or talk radio how the FUCK was I supposed to know who he was. If he wants to be a congressman he can't be a fuck wuss and hide in the Goddam shadows.

Over estimating the brains in this area. The motherfucker needs to go on and answer questions. Kanjo has been on CNBC and on all the local talk shows. He has been out there answering any and all questions. Where has fuckin O'brien been?????