Hey, why not? Citizen legislators. The more the merrier. Really though, don’t you just crave more information on this one?
Just when you thought Campaign 2010 couldn’t get any more interesting, former WFSB anchor Janet Peckinpaugh is now running for congress. Kevin Rennie broke the story http://www.dailyructions.com/shes-in/
Peckinpaugh worked at Channel 3 in the 1980s and 90s, coming to us from WTNH. She later worked at WVIT. Since then she created a public relations firm and recently appeared in commercials.
Peckinpaugh brings something to the table many politicians dream of: name recognition. That familiarity with voters could turn the race for the 2nd district into a horse race.
I worked with Janet too. She’s smart and passionate, make no mistake about that. She knows her stuff. But I have no idea where she stands on the issues and in my book you don’t run unless you see deficiencies in the other folks already in the race. And while I clearly do not know much about the political game and how it’s played, my guess is here someone convinced her to run because:
A. she’s passionate about making a difference in DC, and B. she can raise a boatload of do, re, me. which is actually A and B. OK chatters, time to chime in on this one. Leave a comment.