Last night, Holden's primary opponent visited Easton, too. Instead of being introduced by Morganelli, this Moosic lawyer was introduced by the NAACP, which hosted a meet-and-greet at Trinity Episcopal Church. Nobody was snubbed. Not even bottom feeding bloggers.
His name is Matt Cartwright, and he's running for Congress in our now-Balkanized Lehigh Valley Congressional districts.
Cartwright has been practicing law in Northeastern Pa. for the last 25 years, "sticking up for working people and the middle class. Usually my opponents are big insurance companies or huge corporations, and I love beating them. My favorite companies to sue are polluters, by the way."
He's never held elected office.
Why is he running against Holden?
"The working families and middle class need somebody sticking up for them in Washington. I've been fighting for those people my entire adult life. It's work that I'm very proud of, and it's work that I can do on a much broader scale with a seat in Congress."
Holden was asked to visit the NAACP, too, and sent an email. It was read to the 17 or so people who came to this meeting, but I arrived too late to hear it. If I get a copy, I'll post it.