Comments on: Lighting a fire off the campaign trail http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/26/lighting-a-fire-off-the-campaign-trail/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JohnMertens http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/26/lighting-a-fire-off-the-campaign-trail/comment-page-1/#comment-409319 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:21:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=29353#comment-409319 I’d like to share some information about my campaign. I’m a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. I also teach courses in public policy and environmental science. I strongly believe that we need calm, intelligent, non-partisan problem-solving in government. I’m the only candidate in the race that is not a multi-millionaire, but I would argue I’m working harder than anyone, and doing a lot of things no one else is. Please take a look at our website that gives everyone a voice in the process:
http://www.Mertens2010.com
I present more than 30 detailed position statements and solutions. I urge everyone to visit all the candidates’ websites, and compare what we have to say.

One the things I’m doing differently is presenting my views and solutions in a monthly 30 minute TV show that is running in every home in Connecticut that has cable, on public access (I have sponsors in all 35 districts). No one has every done this before. I discuss a different issue in-depth each month. You can watch some of them on youtube by searching for my name.

We’re trying to raise the level of civic discourse, and talk about issues and solutions. We will build a process that will live on beyond November to increase participation and give everyone a voice.

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