July 19, 2006

Coming Soon: First District Congressional Candidates Jonathan Scott and Edmund Leather

Carroll Andrew Morse

At last night’s Young Republican “Meet the Candidates” night, I had the chance to ask Jonathan Scott and Edmund Leather, both running for the first-District Congressional seat held by Patrick Kennedy, an open-ended question about why they are running and the issues most important to them.

To scrupulously avoid any appearance of bias, I’ll let someone else choose whose interview is posted first. If the PawSox score an even number of runs in their regularly scheduled game tonight, I’ll post Mr. Scott’s answer on Thursday morning. If they score an odd number of runs, I’ll post Mr. Leather’s answer on Thursday morning. The second answer will be posted on Friday morning.

In the meantime, you can visit Edmund Leather’s campaign website here, and Jonathan Scott’s campaign website here.

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Ed Who? Jon What? It's good that Patches is being challenged, a shame that these are the best candidates that could be fielded.

Posted by: Anthony at July 19, 2006 8:13 PM

Patrick Kennedy can be beaten...if the Republicans ever put a pro-choice woman, a Claudine Schneider-type candidate, up against him.
His support among women is very soft, and as older voters who remember older members of his family die out, a substantial part of his base erodes. Believe me, a lot of people I know who vote for Patrick out of habit, even some who are pretty liberal, would ditch him if there was a suitable alternative.
Sadly, the GOP hasn't run a decent candidate against him since Kevin Vigilante 12 years ago. If the GOP wants Patrick's seat, try a pro-choice woman. Testosterone often gets in the way of attempts to defeat the Kennedys. The GOP must decide if it seriously wants his seat, or simply enjoys use him as a bogyeman for fundraising.

Posted by: Rhody at July 20, 2006 12:54 AM

I am glad to see that comments have been posted because it means that folks are interested in what is happening. I am, however, a bit disappointed that people who already have a notion to vote against our incumbent Congressman seem to dismiss my candidacy as something less than whatever it is that they'd like.

I am not Kevin Vigilante (though I am in touch with him) and I am not Claudine (I wouldn't look good in the feathery wraps that she used to wear). I am a very serious candidate with a very serious mission and I am going to need your help and support.

Please visit my website. Email me and let me know what you think and what matters to you. Read the interview that Andrew is posting. We're going to beat Patches in November and we're going to do it together despite the fact that I may be unknown today.

It doesn't matter where we start it matters where we finish on November 7.



Posted by: Jon Scott at July 20, 2006 11:46 AM