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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:19 AM
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E&P: Former Orleans Rocker John Hall Gains in Race for Congress: Draws even in polls
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 11:31 AM by DeepModem Mom
Former Rocker Profiled by 'E&P' Gains Newspaper Endorsements in Race for Congress
By E&P Staff
Published: October 29, 2006



NEW YORK -- He might be "still the one" after all. John Hall, former leader of the popular rock group Orleans, picked up several important newspaper endorsements in recent days, as polls showed he has apparently drawn even with his Republican opponent in a race for Congress in upstate New York.

Hall's views comparing political and rock 'n roll press coverage iwere profiiled by E&P two months ago when his chances were still in the longshot category. Since then he has swept a Democratic primary and steadily gained on the incumbent, Rep. Sue Kelly.

The Hall endorsements came from two moderate papers in the district, The Journal News -- which covers Westchester and Rockland Counties -- and the Times Herald-Record of Middletown (N.Y.), plus the more liberal New York Times.

The national Democratic party last week shifted the Hall-Kelly race into the strong chance for victory rank. Kelly has outspent Hall but the latter has gained fundraising help from musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle and Pete Seeger. Hall is running an antiwar/pro-environment race against Kelly in a usually strong Republican district.

Hall recently appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" when Rep. Kelly turned down the chance. He ended up harmonizing with Stephen Colbert on one of the Orleans hit, "Still the One" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" (the latter available only on YouTube)....

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...

ON EDIT: More news -- Bill Clinton campaigns for Hall today, he's been endorsed by the New York Times, and he was recently added to the DNC "Red to Blue" list of emerging candidates slated for extra assistance.

http://www.johnhallforcongress.com/
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:27 AM
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1. Go John, go!
This would be a fantastic pick up for the dems. We really need some strong environmentalists in the House.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:35 AM
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2. I watched their debate and Kelly looked awful, Hall was very calm and composed
and had a handle on the issues, also Kelly ducked Colbert.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:42 AM
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4. Thanks for reporting! nt
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:45 AM
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5. sue kelly
She looked like the biggest uninformed 'B' in Congress
I dont know how they could have voted for her in the first place
she stuttered many times, didnt know any issues.
Hall looked calm, knew what he was saying etc..........
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:38 AM
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3. I'm glad HE'S running.
I'd never vote for that Oates guy.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:53 PM
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9. Wrong Hall. You're thinking Darryl Hall of Hall and Oates.
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ThsMchneKilsFascists Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:07 AM
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10. I got the joke...lol n/t
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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:06 PM
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6. It's the legendary Colbert Report bounce!
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:06 PM
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7. Kelley looked like a tired embarassment
She seemed offended that someone should have the temerity to run against her. She wasn't ready for any of the hard questions and used Ann Coulter's attack-attack-attack then play victim routine. I have a feeling that doesn't win many elections.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:41 PM
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8. I'm waiting for her to make a scandal out of this:
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ThsMchneKilsFascists Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:13 AM
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11. Haw! Nicely played.
There are so many people 'round here who make me chuckle.
:rofl:
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