Not all Democrats are in love with Jon Powers
I just stumbled across blog post by Linda Stephans that casts a more critical eye on Jon Powers than we usually get around here.
Compared to Kryzan and Davis, Jon Powers has an exceedingly thin resume. He joined the army to get the education benefits and was sent to Iraq. After he returned to civilian life, he became a part-time substitute teacher.
The one thing that he could really boast of in his campaign was a nonprofit organization he started called War Kids Relief, meant to help Iraqi youth. Now, the Buffalo News reports that the War Kids Relief isn't all it's cracked up to be. Read their story HERE. Seems Powers puffed up things to grab the interest of the media and may have profited from the project more than he should have.
Oh, one more thing about Powers. He's a flipflopper par excellence. Example: At the start of his campaign, he told Democrats for Life he was on their side about abortion. Didn't believe in it, couldn't support it. Then, when he talked with Planned Parenthood, he told them he was pro-choice all the way.
That ploy came back to bite him. The head of Dems for Life in New York had contributed money to his campaign. When she found out Powers was telling folks he was pro-choice she asked for her money back.
There's no link or other evidence to back up the allegation.
It should be noted, as to the charge that Powes resume is thin: He was a captain in the armed forces during a time of combat. That is a heck of a line or anybody's CV.