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A Primary Challenge for Casey?

By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor

Add another Tea Party name to the growing list of candidates for U.S. Senate, with a caveat: this one’s a Democrat and a former candidate for Congress.

Brian Kelly, a retired software engineer and former assistant professor from Wilkes-Barre, is planning to throw his hat in the ring against Senator Bob Casey.

Kelly ran for Congress in 2010, coming in third place (16.8 percent) behind Congressman Paul Kanjorski (49.4 percent) and Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey O’Brien (33.9 percent) in the 11th district. He was the only Democrat endorsed by the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC in the 2010 primaries.

The author of “Obama’s Seven Deadly Sins,” and “Americans Need Not Apply,” Kelly’s platform is a laundry list of Tea Party issues such as eliminating the corporate tax and cracking down on illegal immigration.

His criticisms of Casey are numerous, but focus on the Senator’s relationship with President Obama.

“In this essay, you will learn some things about my opponent since most Pennsylvanians do not know who the real Bob Casey actually is,” he writes. “If you like Barack Obama and his progressive policies, you are ‘gonna’ love Bob Casey.”

Kelly will make his final decision in mid-October, according to his website.

Casey won the 2006 Democratic primary with 84.6 percent of the vote.

The top banner of Kelly's website

2 Responses

  1. Hello GB, How is it that you “know” so much about me? How is it that you don’t want to post your name so we can meet and discuss your perspective on the notion that I volunteered my time or whatever prompted you to make this nasty post so early this morning. Who between us is the real nasty, wasty rat, Mr. Grinch? Eh? Is that what the “G” in GB stands for?

    I am not ashamed of my name nor am I ashamed of anything I have done. If your friend the Mayor would like to open up this forum to a full discussion of the matter, please ask him to make a post and we can all participate.

    By the way, the term “dog catcher” is a bit antiquated, but thanks for the thought. And, for the record, I am not a politician.

    Wikipedia notes that the term, “Dogcatcher,” is an American colloquialism, labels an unpopular politician by saying that he or she “couldn’t be elected dogcatcher”. “Dogcatcher” is also used as shorthand for low-level political office.[1]

    In actuality, most animal control officers are appointed by an executive authority.[1] An exception is the town of Duxbury, Vermont, which does elect its dogcatcher.

    Therefore, I would have to agree that in Pennsylvania, I could not get elected dog catcher.

    GB (you’re not Glenn Beck are you?)– Thank you for releasing all that stored up venom. Maybe somebody else will be spared.

  2. This guy couldn’t win a race for dog catcher in his hometown. He “volunteered” to assist the city and then sues them after they do not pay him for volunteering. Sorry Brian, but putting the “Tea Party” label will not help you. You are still a rat.

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