Skip to comments.Times Square bomb hero to run for Congress ( NY challenge R Nan Hayworth)
Posted on 02/27/2012 2:16:19 AM PST by SMGFan
NEW YORK A Times Square vendor who alerted police to an attempted car bombing in 2010 is announcing his candidacy for Congress.
Duane Jackson said his brush with terrorism and celebrity taught him that it made sense to get involved.
The 59-year-old Navy veteran plans to announce his candidacy Monday morning in Buchanan, in Westchester County north of New York City. The Democrat hopes to unseat freshman Republican Nan Hayworth in New York's 19th Congressional District.
On May 1, 2010, Jackson noticed a suspicious SUV abandoned by his cart, strapped with explosives that were smoking but never detonated. He called police.
Jackson says he has years of experience working for the city in education and housing.
Copyright 2012 Associated Press
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A guy with a cart in Times Square is unlikely to appeal to too many Democrat voters in Westchester. This could be good news for Nan.
Hmmm.....was the guy who (perhaps) saved lives by reporting a bomb near his hot dog stand....and is a Navy Vet as well. He sounds like someone who would potentially have a decent following
Seem to recall Alvin Green...
A career bureaucrat runs for Congress.
I'm not impressed.
Someone on the Left, please tell me again about the high level of enthusiasm you have on your side.
They can’t find anybody to run against a first term Republican Congresswoman in DEEP BLUE New York.
>> On May 1, 2010, Jackson noticed a suspicious SUV abandoned by his cart, strapped with explosives that were smoking but never detonated. He called police. <<
So the guy is a hero for reporting to the police the remans of dud?
Duane Jackson meant his 15 minute brush with fame was extremely addictive and now he'll do anything for another fix, even if it means joining the criminal class: Congress.