Democratic Congressional candidate Denny Heck earns praise from Stuart Rothenberg for being articulate, politically savvy and likable. Heck is seeking a seat in Washington state.
Kelly, 31, a former Marine who has now narrowly lost two Congressional elections in Arizona, had one of the worst interviews in which I have participated. Acting as if I were the enemy, he refused to talk about what he learned from his 2010 Congressional bid, insisting again and again, “This campaign is 100 percent on the issues looking forward and there is no looking back.”
Other than that, I didn’t get much more than platitudes and talking points. If he was trying to be likable, I couldn’t see it.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.