Meet Ed Potosnak, candidate for Congress, who knows that ‘It Gets Better’

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.


On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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