3 Dems Prep for Run Against Kelly

Erie — If only cupid could circulate petitions.

An allotment of signatures and the filing of petitions are every potential candidates’ dream on Valentine’s Day. Tuesday marks the day that potential candidates must have their filing done.

The battle is on for Erie’s 3rd Congressional District to uproot freshman incumbent Mike Kelly (R-Butler) from his current seat.

Democrat Missa Eaton, an assistant professor of psychology at Penn State Shenango announced her bid for Kelly’s seat January 19th and filed her petitions a day early, on February 13th.

Eaton believed she had around 1,800 signatures thanks to, “the world’s best volunteers, who made a wonderful effort and really pushed toward the end of the weekend to reach the signature goal.”

Eaton revealed that she is excited to get things started and is happy to have great support from all the counties, as well as those volunteering to help with her campaign.

As time continues, Eaton plans to embody to voice of the people, representing their real interests; something she says Kelly has failed to do. She is in it to win it.

On January 26th, Democrat Lawyer George Schroeck announced his intention to displace Kelly from Congress. Schroeck has been practicing law in Erie for 40 years and said that he had around 1,700 signatures on his petitions.

Schroeck plans to file on the 14th. According to the Erie Times-News, Schroeck plans to “help the United States of America get back on its feet.”

Mel Marin, a strict traditionalist and yet another Dem that plans to extract Kelly from his seat, announced his bid for candidacy on February 1st. He was unable to be reached for comment concerning petitions and signatures.

February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “3 Dems Prep for Run Against Kelly”

  1. Tom says:

    Mike Kelly’s vote to do away with both Medicare and Social Security should be enough to send this political puppet packing.. With a net worth of over 14 million dollars he has no idea what it’s like to be middle class and have to struggle to make ends meet.. We need to elect someone who is a member of the 99% not the 1% ..Mike Kelly is looking out for his friends in the 1%.. He needs to go…

  2. Marsisi says:

    Kelly voted for that awful Paul Ryan budget last year. That was the origin of the “kill grandma” voucher plan.

    He has consistently been on the wrong side of important issues. The bills he favored were incredibly destructive.

    Kelly and the rest of the Republicans have wasted more than a year and a ton of taxpayer money introducing, debating and passing bills they knew would never pass in the Senate. Their bills would repeal many laws passed during the last Congress (2009-2010) and overturn existing EPA and FCC rules and regulations. And he voted for the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Why does Kelly hate poor people?

    NWPA needs somebody to represent the interests of all the people, not just the privileged.
    I’m voting for Missa Eaton.

  3. Davewashere says:

    Did Rep Kelly vote to change Medicare to be based on a voucher system?

  4. petrolia pete says:

    Anybody that thinks Mike Kelly hasn’t been representing his constituents “real interests” either hasn’t been paying attention, or is locked in an acedemic bubble.

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