I hadn’t seen this “It Gets Better” video from House candidate Ed Potosnak. He made it several weeks ago, in the wake of the death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. Turns out Ed is a Rutgers grad who worked in Tyler’s building as an R.A.
Ed is running in New Jersey’s 7th CD against first-term GOPer Leonard Lance. He’s been endorsed by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy for America. And, he’s got the support of our friends, Howie, John and Digby, at Blue America. Read Howie’s original post, from March of 2010, here.
Ed had two televised debates last week with his opponent. They are both on his campaign website. Rosi Efthim at BlueJersey has a report. Also, I found this bit of info. intriguing: Apparently, Lance has an internal poll, but no one outside of his campaign has seen it. Let’s just say, that if it was good, you can bet every political reporter in the state would have seen it.
There is a stark contrast between the candidates. Lance toes the GOP line. He voted against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell on May 27th.
We all know it would be great to have another out gay member of Congress. If you live in NJ, make sure you vote for Ed — or donate via ActBlue.