This is another primary challenge to one of the obstructionist DINOs who opposed healthcare reform. This is being called the most competitive primary challenge against an incumbent Dem of the year.
Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien is challenging 26-year incumbent Paul Kanjorski in the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.
O’Brien has framed the campaign as a showdown between Main Street and Wall Street -- the people versus special interests. O’Brien’s platform includes Project Main Street, a jobs creation program designed to direct federal stimulus dollars into local communities. Based on his record of fighting for working families, O’Brien has received the backing of several important labor unions. Meanwhile, his opponent has overseen the financial meltdown as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and has taken over $4 million from the very businesses on Wall Street he is supposed to be regulating. PA-11 is looking to replace old-style politics with new style leadership, and they have found their next Congressman in Corey O’Brien.