My dear pal (and former school teacher) Lance Enderle is running to represent Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, and he better win this one. He got a good start in this debate; as you can see in the clip above, he’s not exactly a shrinking violet.
As he says in the video, he doesn’t take a dime of corporate money, but his opponent Rep. Mike Rogers sure does. Of course, Rogers also supports the Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline and wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Lance is a Progressive, sort of an Alan Grayson with a James Earl Jonesish voice. He has no PAC, and he depends on no special interests. He’s not your typical candidate, and most certainly not a packaged product.
His website is here.
In a tense, often harsh, 60-minute exchange, Democratic underdog Lance Enderle accused 12-year Republican Congressman Mike Rogers of selling out to large contributors, including an accusation that Rogers had taken “blood money” from a contributor whose safety violations led to the death of 29 coal miners in West Virginia. [...]
In a shot at Rogers’ campaign funders, he asked, “Are we working for the pharmaceutical companies or are we working for our constituents?” [...]
In closing, Enderle said, “We need to get our voice back in Washington and we are only going to do that when we send people there who are willing to change the game.”