David Price's Challenge From the Left

With the end of filing only a day away, I felt the need to start the unexpected primary talk with this candidate.

Kent Kanoy is running against David Price in the 4th District as a Democrat. He posted a comment about his run here and his campaign website is up. From these places it looks like his campaign will focus on impeaching Bush and ending the Iraq war. From the website:

The purpose of my campaign is to give a voice to those citizens in the 4th district who believe that the Bush/Cheney Administration has committed high crimes and misdemeanors which threaten our privacy, our liberties, and the very Constitution itself.

From his comment:

my platform is unambiguous : impeach bush and end the iraq war !

It looks like Kanoy is ready for a fight, but taking down Price will be difficult.


I wonder how he proposes

to do either of those things?

Don't get me wrong . . . I'm all in favor of both actions. The fact is, if we had a Democratic majority in the House, these things would already be happening. And though I can't say for certain, I think the incumbent (Price) would support both efforts as well.

And for the record, I 100% agree that Bush and Cheney are guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. And they will do ANYTHING to keep from losing the Senate or the House. Really . . . they will do anything.

Sorry Kent

I like your pluck, but I'll stick with David for now. Every penny I give and every call I make will go towards unseating Hayes or Taylor and giving Dems a majority in congress so they can have hearings on illegalities going all the way back to the Enron Energy Bill.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

price plays it safe

since filing for the district 4 house seat, i have been impressed with the apparent reality that dems. of all stripes(progressives,moderates and conservatives) are happy with david price. assuming that is the case, it makes perfect sense for him to play it safe, to be a follower and not a national leader.

as mentione above,price did co-author a letter to bushies asking them if they would be so kind as to appoint a special counsel to investigate themselves. yesterday, they issued the predictable reply....uh, no...but how about you begin investigating those who leaked the existence of warrantless wiretapping?

price will not co-sponsor hr635 and i can find no public statement by him saying that he believes bush/cheney should be impeached.

if the dems gain control of the house i have no doubt price will follow the democratic herd. but wouldn't it be nice if he had the courage to step up and be a leader now, today,this very minute? the fact that he does not have the courage,nor most of the dem.national leadership for that matter, is one major reason why our country is under one party rule.

thanks for giving me the forum,and i appreciate your criticism.

Kent: I'm sorry, but on


I'm sorry, but on wire-tapping, on ending the war in Iraq (which he voted against, by the way), and on ethics reform, David Price has shown himself to be a leader.

You're not accepting political donations of any kind, you're not going to serve more than one term, and you say you have no political experience. How exactly is it that you hope to provide the leadership that you say the congressman lacks?

If the Democrats do regain control of the House, Price stands to be much more than one more face in the crowd. He's a senior member on the appropriations commmittee, and seniority matters in Washington. A lot. And I'm sure he's already doing everything in his power to help people like Heath Shuler in his race against Charles Taylor, so that our state can play its part in that goal.

You, on the other, seem unconcerned with seeing Democrats take back power in Washington. In fact, you're actively hurting the cause of Democrats who are actually trying to defeat Republicans.

Matt C.

I couldn't agree more. This is an excellent summary of how I see things as well.