My name is Steven Cenname, Salisbury University’s #1 political commentator, and I have endorsed businesswoman, Wendy Rosen, for Maryland’s 1st Congressional District seat in the US House of Representatives. In fact, I have founded “Students for Wendy Rosen for Congress” to help organize students and faculty to support her election efforts.
Courtesy of http://www.wendyrosen.com
Wendy Rosen is a Democrat, running against freshman Republican extremist Andy Harris. Harris has done absolutely nothing to help Maryland’s Eastern Shore during his tenure in the US Congress. Defeating Harris will be an uphill battle, considering that Maryland’s new redistricting map has made the 1st district even more of a Republican leaning district, by adding conservative areas of Harford County and Baltimore County to it’s boundaries. The State Legislature did this to weaken Maryland’s other Republican representative, Roscoe Bartlett, by making his district more Democratic-friendly.
But if anyone can unseat Harris, it is Wendy!
Unlike Harris, Rosen will pay attention to the concerns of all her constituents, the ones who vote for her and the ones who don’t. Unlike Andy, Wendy will not delete people with opposing views from her Facebook page. Instead, she will listen to their concerns and do her best to make sure their needs are met, too.
Unlike Harris, Rosen will fight for small businesses, not multi-billion dollar corporations. She knows that strengthening small businesses will create many jobs and get the economy back on track.
“For 30 years, I’ve helped new businesses grow. It’s been proven throughout our history that 78% of all new jobs come from… start-ups! This next election must be about Main Street before Wall Street, People before Profit. The middle class and small businesses are the source of our renewal,” Rosen says.
According to her Facebook page, Wendy Rosen is the leading advocate for the “Made in America” movement. Through her books, writings and workshops, Rosen has mentored thousands of small business start-ups for nearly 30 years. As founder of the American Made Alliance, Rosen advocates for more than 125,000 small business artist studios and 20,000 retail stores specializing in American-made products.
As you can see, Rosen has an extensive record of fighting for American jobs and small businesses, and she will do the same, and more, on a national level, if elected to Congress. What is Harris’s record? Tax breaks for the wealthy and tax increases on the middle class. Harris is helping wealthy CEOs become richer while you are struggling. Harris is advocating for the same policies that got the country into this financial mess in the first place, but Rosen will be fighting for the policies that will bring us out of it.
Where are the jobs Mr. Harris? You asked the same question to the President in 2010. I am asking you the same question in 2012, but I know you do not have a good answer for me.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Steven Cenname is a 19-year old Salisbury University student, majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science. He is also a musician and has a Minor in Music. He describes himself as a “Social Progressive” and believes that Rep. Andy Harris has failed to provide any benefit to the Eastern Shore constituency he is supposed to represent.