In a recent Newsday article regarding the Third Congressional race, Peter King was quoted as saying:
“Most people who stop me say, ‘You’re the only guy I trust,’ or something like that. They sometimes tell me they feel the country is out of control, slipping away. They know who I am. I oppose the Obama agenda. I say what’s on my mind,” King said
I have to assume Peter King is oblivious that about 40% of the voting residents in his district strongly disagree with him, that this group would much rather see him called out for his lies and deception than listen to his ignorant, and very often hateful, blabber. A very sizable portion of the 3rd Congressional District in New York do not trust Peter King.
Howard Kudler is Peter King’s Democratic opponent in the race.
“I was very grassroots,” Kudler said. “There were some campaign signs, some printing. Everything else was speaking engagements and train stations, earned media and walking door to door. I am very frugal. I guess that’s why the Dems like me.”
Kudler, who has only the Democratic line, was slow to respond to requests for an interview, but once he agreed and began talking, he was nonstop. He has taught government in New York City schools for 26 years, moved from Queens to Merrick 10 years ago, is the son of a teacher and is an activist in civic and campaign activities for other candidates.
He is a staunch supporter of Social Security and said he will fight for jobs, affordable housing and improving the quality of life on Long Island.
In general, he said, he hopes to tap into the anti-incumbent mood of the country. “People feel that government has let them down,” he said.
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