(The following is taken from a news release from the Lollar Campaign. ACP does not support or endorse any candidate, but this exchange is interesting for a couple of reasons. One, it sort of sums up the current political climate and shows a newcomer to politics, affiliated with the tea party movement taking on a major Democratic legislator. Two, it gives viewers a taste of what is going on in a nearby campaign where I think the challenger is poised to really give the veteran lawmaker a run for his money.)
Charles Lollar, candidate for Congress in MD's 5th Congressional District, held a press conference late yesterday elaborating on an exchange he had with Steny Hoyer at a candidate’s forum last week. After the exchange, Hoyer turned to Lollar and said, "I'm coming after you." Lollar responded by reminding Mr. Hoyer that working class residents of the 5th Congressional District are coming after him!
During the press conference Mr. Lollar said “Steny Hoyer and I faced off a few days ago in a debate hosted by the Charles County (Maryland) Chamber of Commerce. Many folks were surprised that a businessman, Marine and country boy from southern Maryland who is a political newcomer could get the better of a career politician like Mr. Hoyer, but no one appeared to be more surprised than Steny himself. After the debate, a very frustrated Mr. Hoyer leaned over and said to me, ‘I’m coming after you.’ I think Mr. Hoyer is confused. Maybe in his arrogance he hasn’t noticed that his constituents are coming after him and Speaker Pelosi for spending us into a deep recession in the last four years that they have been in power.
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