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Rand Lewis announces run for U.S. Congress in 1st CD
Great news, folks -- looks like Idaho Democrats have another great candidate (following the campaign of Larry Grant) to run against "Brainfade" Bill Sali next year in the 1st congressional district. Rand Lewis' education, credentials and experience highlight how pathetic our wingnut freshman Representative "Cockfighting makes me moist" Sali truly is. Here's the press release Lewis' campaign sent out tonight:
International affairs expert confirms intention to seek 1st District U.S. House of Representative office
WORLEY, Idaho –- Rand C. Lewis, a national expert on terrorism and international affairs and retired military officer, on May 9, 2007 confirmed his intention to enter the 1st District Congressional race as a Democrat.
Lewis said his experience as a soldier, educator and small business owner will provide the 1st District a candidate with proven leadership and negotiating skills. He is committed to providing fair, equal and responsible representation to all of the constituents of the district. Lewis will seek the Democratic nomination in the May 2008 primary and will pursue an active campaign to unseat Bill Sali in the general election.
“We need strong, smart, and informed leadership in the House to deal with the many difficult issues facing Idahoans over the next few years, including war, education, health care, taxes, and quality jobs,” Lewis said.
As you may recall, late in January of 2006 Dr. Lewis announced that he was going to run for the same office, but changed his mind about a week later out of concern that he didn't have enought time to mount a strong campaign. Now he has 17 months to build up a good head of steam and roll over Billy-Bob in the November 2008 election.