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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Band of Brothers: Chris Carney is Coming on Feb. 8th. Are You?

Posted by DavidNYC

From Lt. Commander Chris Carney, running in PA-10:

Next Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., Chris Carney, democratic candidate for Congress, will stand with over 40 fellow veterans on the Capitol West Lawn to call for a change of direction in Washington.

Today Chris Carney issued this statement:

Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy take a simple oath: Do not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who do. Those are the values we learn and live by when we fight for our country. Those are the values that we will take to Washington.

Our band of brothers and sisters is leading the charge to empty the sewers of Washington. We will not lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do.

It is time for change of direction in Washington, time for Americans to stand proud again. The bribery, the money laundering, and the high crimes of the highly placed cannot continue.

We are talking about reform on a personal scale. We need the right people in Washington–people who can tell right from wrong, and honorable from dishonorable.

Without the right people, all the rules and reforms in the world will amount to nothing. I will make the 10th District proud of its representation in Washington.

Chris Carney will be there on Feb. 8th. Will you?

Posted at 10:16 PM in 2006 Elections - House, Band of Brothers, Pennsylvania | Technorati

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David, are there any recent poll numbers out of PA-10? I've been looking but can't find any.

(And, unfortunately I can't make the rally. School and whatnot. Sigh...)

Posted by: DH from MD [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 3, 2006 09:46 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

DH: As you may know, polls of house races are exceptionally rare. Campaigns sometimes do internal polls, but I haven't seen any for this race yet. And independent polls are even rarer. I'm sure if there is one, though, we'll know about it.

And don't worry - there will definitely be more Band of Brothers events in the future!

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 3, 2006 10:17 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Oh well. I know some numbers came out in September showing Sherwood not doing so hot, but wasn't sure if anything had come out recently. I'll keep an eye out as well.

And I look forward to (eventually) going to a Band of Brothers event!

Posted by: DH from MD [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 3, 2006 10:23 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

There are several good reasons to support Chris Carney's campaign.
I'm glad to see him taking a leadership role among the Band of Brothers.

another good reason is that he's ruinning against
a Republican incumbent who's got his snout deep, deep into the coffers of Exxon/Mobil's PAC.

Maybe some of you noticed news items earlier this week about the obscene
profiteering revealed in Exxon's most recent quarterly report.
White we were being gouged at the pump, they yanked prices up, and recorded history-making profits.

I looked through the Exxon PAC's disclosure statements online,
and it made me sick to see how they've consistently funneled money to
GOP incumbents who are already rich and powerful.

So I decided to do something about it.
Last night I put up an ActBlue page that highlights
Democrats who are running against some of Exxon's favorite GOP incumbents.

I put Chris Carney's campaign near the top of the page. Go have a look at


to see who some of his opponent's pals and cronies are.
Then drop a few bucks into Carney's campaign, either on that page or on Chris's own web site.
It'll make you feel better about your gas bill, I promise.

Posted by: Christopher Walker [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 3, 2006 11:17 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I'm pretty sure that Sherwood's standing has been hurt by the whole thing with him choking that woman in his apartment. I'm sure there's a more subtle way to deal with it. But then again, in the eyes of the law, Ore got a "go away please" offer of a bag of money.

Posted by: RBH [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 3, 2006 04:07 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I grew up in this district. Rep. McDade, a well-liked moderate Republican, held the seat for years, and when he retired, Sherwood defeated Casey's younger brother in consecutive elections (with the first victory by a very thin margin). However, due to gerrymandering, Scranton and its immediate suburbs (only heavy Dem areas in the district) were taken out of the district and placed in the district of Rep. Kanjorski (D), which was already a very safe area for Dems. I think the logic was that Republicans (who control PA state house and senate) would never likely win in Kanjorski's district (wilkes-Barre area), but would always have a tough race in Sherwood's...and so they deicded to dump their Dem problem into Kanjorski's as insurance that they always retain Sherwood's.
That said, I think everyone should consider giving to Carney's campaign. While this is likely one of the most conserative districts in PA, only a Dem in the mold of Carney, with his military background, could play well here. Also please keep in mind that Sherwood has long been a drum-beater for the family values crowd. His personal incidents reflect a lifestyle that is alternative to what he has oft-touted to his district. I personally don't beleive in punishing someone for having extra-marital relationships, but if he's going to live by that sword...

Posted by: BCarr [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 3, 2006 04:51 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

David, you are doing a bang-up job. Thanks for all the help with Band of Brothers and all the other great races we will see this November.

There was some PA-10 polling last fall, but bear in mind that this was before most people had even heard that Sherwood was being challenged. It definitely shows some weakness in his base: 27% job disapproval among Republicans, being the number that we liked the most:


On the ground we are getting a great deal of support from indeopendents and republicans. There is a daily sense of a groundswell against Sherwood, Washington, and our political system's inequities.

It's going to be an exiting year.

Thanks to everyone for following the race, and yes, we could use your help. Feel free to contact me directly at any time.

Comm. Dir.
Carney for Congress
drew [AT] carneyforcongress [DOT] com

Posted by: DrewEM [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 4, 2006 10:13 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I was interested in possibly supporting Carney and a few weeks ago I sent his campaign an e-mail for information on his positions on some issues important to me (choice, gun regulation, gay rights), but they haven't responded.

It's not my district (but it is next-door), but I was willing to give some time and money if he was indeed my kind of guy. It's disappointing that the campaign doesn't want to reveal his positions on these issues, they are kinda certer stage these days.

Posted by: Tom Ford [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 17, 2006 11:56 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment