Brian Kelly Takes a Run at Congress and for Congress
April 26, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Brian Kelly, one of the Four Hundred Gurus here at IT Jungle, is running for Congress.
Kelly, who lives in the Wilkes-Barre suburb of the coal-producing city of Scranton in Northeast Pennsylvania, is challenging Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski from District 11 for his seat in Washington. As you can see from his campaign Web site, cap and trade carbon taxes and the new healthcare reform law are not two of his favorite things, like many other people in the Scranton area and around the country.
“We must create jobs, not destroy them,” Kelly said in announcing his run for Congress. “Today’s policies are killing U.S. businesses. Like many, I fear the building of a huge, never ending bureaucracy wherever you look. Government is the only “industry” prospering. I fear the government takeover of healthcare, the disrupting of the doctor-patient relationship, and the bankrupt notion of repressive energy tax legislation. I fear that all of this excessive government, which the incumbent supports, will make it tough for Americans to live like Americans. You can be assured that I will work to stop these flawed changes brought about by poor leadership.”
The primary for the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania is on May 18. Even if you are not from the area, if you check out Kelly’s campaign site and agree with his positions (I don’t agree with everything Kelly is saying, but I do believe in democracy with a little d, and so I am helping him out), he will probably need some help to win the primary and the election. Kelly is not taking political donations, so he doesn’t want your money. He might be interested in you buying one of his political books, tough, which are available at the IT Jungle Bookstore.