Sunday, July 18, 2004

Candidate of the Day: Jeff Seemann

Those of you familiar with DU might remember Mr. Seemann as Angry White Democrat, or AWD for short. Seemann is no longer a member of the DU community for reasons that are disputed on both sides of the debate. I will not use this space to endorse any version of the story that led to Seamann’s dismissal from the site. I am grateful that I came across Seamann during his stay at DU.
 
His candidacy is about as grassroots based as you can get. He’s done a fantastic job of getting help from old DU friends, along with members of boards like dailykos.com. Seemann is featured in William Rivers Pitt’s book, “The Greatest Sedition is Silence”. Seemann was the man who was hassled at a George W. Bush speaking engagement at THE Ohio State University. Seemann’s only crime was turning his back when the President delivered his remarks. For the sake of his young daughter, who was at his side during the ordeal, Seemann dropped his protests for that day. Fortunately, he has continued to serve as a tireless advocate for liberal causes. He was an organizer of the Canton anti-war demonstrations leading up to the Iraq War. He won his party’s nomination for Congress uncontested.
 
Seemann’s opponent in the 16th District of Ohio is Ralph Regula. Rep. Regula has served in Congress for coming up on 32 years. He won reelection easily in 2002 since the Democratic Party offered up little opposition. His opponent was a truck driver who barely put together an actual campaign. Even with such little organization, the Democrat won almost 30 %. Seemann, a committed campaigner, has the promise to make this an actual race in 2004.

Take a look at his website, listed below. In addition, Seemann can occasionally found at the peopleforchange.net political message board.
 
http://www.jeffseemannforcongress.com/

1 Comments:

Blogger Eric Cioffoletti said...

With a name like Seemann this guy is going to have a tough time! lol.

July 18, 2004 at 2:55 AM  

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