The last stop of my Road trip was to the Campaign office of Congressman Chris Gibson in Kingston NY
Kingston could not be more different from the small town of Kinderhook where he grew up and maintains an office, it was sprawling full of nationally known names you would see at any mall which really threw off my navigation. It was late at night and I had made several wrong turns on the way but finally made it there near 8 p.m. or so.
Gibson like Ann Marie Buerkle and Nan Hayworth were both elected in the freshman class of 2010. While both Hayworth and Buerkle have a medical background Chris Gibson’s background is Military serving 24 years rising to the rank of Colonel and in the process earning the Purple Heart 2 Legions of Merrit and 4 Bronze Stars over the course of 7 deployments and 4 combat tours of duty.
Like most of the upstate (north of NY) congress members his district has been drastically redrawn from this:
I talked to his campaign spokeswomen Stephanie Valle and while polls are looking good with such a drastically redrawn district they are taking nothing for granted.
While his opponent has decided to play the war on women card so like practically every Democrat Congressman Gibson instead runs on and toward rather than away from his record, but one would not expect a decorated soldier to do anything less.
Optimistic polls not withstanding with only a +2.3 point registration advantage for the GOP it would be a good idea for national republicans to give a hand in this race to make sure the Colonel is returned to congress.
You can kick into his campaign here.
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