Dan Borsch is president of the Louisville-Jefferson County Young Democrats. No one has filed against Anne Northup yet. The goal of this blog is to encourage support of Dan Borsch in a potential run for Congress.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Quick update....

The latest names I have heard are Dan, John Yarmuth, Marc Murphy, and David Hale in addition to Col. Andrew Horne.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

An Update

Yes, Col. Andrew Horne has announced he was running. I have not spoken with Dan in a few days and I hope the entrance into the race does not discourage him from running. The morning's article in the Courier-Journal does not say whether or not he has made a decision.
Dan Borsch, president of the Louisville-Jefferson County Young Democrats, has said he is considering the race. He could not be reached yesterday.

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hale, in private practice in Louisville, said he is considering a challenge to Northup.

"I can confirm I have been asked by several Democratic leaders in Kentucky and in Washington to consider this race, and that's what I'm doing," Hale said. "I will make a decision relatively quickly, and I will make the decision irrespective of any other candidate's decisions."
Update: Dan is looking at the race irrespective of decisions that other candidates have made.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Tom Delay Factor?

I found this in Political Wire. I've been saying all along that Congresswoman Anne Northup is very vulnerable and I'm guessing that she was one of the members who is alarmed with the GOP's potential struggles. The polling was done by GOP media strategist Patrick Hynes.
According to the polling: "No fewer than four Republican members of Congress in 'vulnerable' seats have received recent internal polling data that shows 'a Tom DeLay effect' that appears to give 'any Democrat' on the ballot question an average of 10 percentage points against the incumbent."

Hynes also reports "these polls came up at a recent House Republican Conference meeting, with a number of members expressing serious alarm about the GOP’s prospects in 2006."
Also, I reported that an announcement will be made prior to December 25th. It may be happening afterwards...

Monday, December 12, 2005

Light posting this week

I have finals and will be light on posting this week.

I can say that I did speak with Steve Reed today as his name was mentioned a while back. It is unlikely that Mr. Reed will be a candidate.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Read the C-J today?

Well, if you did not, here's the link to Jim Carroll's Notes from Washington.
Student trying to draft opposition for Northup

Democrats in the 3rd District have struck out so far in finding a challenger for Republican Rep. Anne Northup.

But it's not all quiet on the Democratic front.

We point you to draftdanborsch.blogspot.com.

Dan Borsch, president of the Louisville-Jefferson County Young Democrats, is being encouraged to make a run by Daniel Solzman, publisher of the blog called Kentucky Democrat.

"I am draftable," Borsch said in an interview Friday. "I am taking a hard look at the race, but have made no decision on it."

Borsch, 29, is a workers' compensation lawyer with the Ched Jennings law offices in Louisville.

"I'm touching base with the people I need to touch base with," Borsch said. Asked if that included the folks at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, he said: "Mainly the local people right now."

Does he have a timeline for a decision? "The sooner, the better," Borsch said. "Any kind of race like this isn't a one-person race -- it's a team effort."

As for how much money he would need to make a credible run, Borsch chuckled and said, "Oh, a lot." He declined to name a figure, adding, "but nobody is going to be able to raise what she (Northup) can raise as a sitting incumbent."

Northup has more than $1 million on hand, according to her latest campaign filings.

Solzman said he set up the Web site before he talked to Borsch.

"I don't want Anne Northup to go unchallenged," explained Solzman, a junior at Northern Kentucky University and a Louisville resident. "I figured since Dan was a young guy and president of the Louisville Young Democrats, I might as well see if he's interested in running and see if there's support out there for him."

The response has been encouraging so far, Solzman said.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Environmental Policy

Dan's beliefs on the environment are strongly influenced by the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Social Security

Found this in the Courier-Journal:
"It's a risky scheme that's not going to work," said attorney Dan Borsch, the 28-year-old president of Young Democrats of Louisville and Jefferson County.

Social Security has been a guarantee, he said in an interview afterward, while Bush's plan would be a gamble.

Medical Research

Dan supports medical research, especially when it comes to stem cell research.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Some more info

For those interested in Dan's biography, I've done some digging over the weekend and found out some information.

Dan is a graduate of Male High School, and was enrolled in the Jefferson County Public School system for 12 years. He went on to get a Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan. He followed that up by earning his law degree at Indiana University.

Currently, as I have mentioned previously, he is now a worker's compensation attorney and represents injured employees.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Day 2

After I started this site yesterday, I've been sending the link around to fellow Democrats, bloggers. I have also been posting about it on national blogs.

Following the state party fundraiser in Louisville last night, an anonymous source has confirmed that Dan Borsch will be a candidate for Congress. An announcement will be made prior to December 25th. This is good news for the 3rd Congressional District of Kentucky. Since Jack Conway ruled out a run, no one else has stepped up to the plate. If you recall, yesterday afternoon, I started up a this website. I am pleased that he has chosen to enter his hat in the ring. It will be an uphill battle but I will work as hard as I can for Dan Borsch.

As to a change in the link? I am not sure yet. Maybe after Dan announces his candidacy. I will definitely change the title though.

Where does Dan Borsch stand on the issues? That's a good question. I'm not entirely sure and I will work to find out where he stands.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Draft Dan Borsch for Congress

I just started this blog as a way to show our support of Dan Borsch as he contemplates the decision to run for Congress in 2006 against the vulnerable Congresswoman Anne Northup.

Dan Borsch is currently the President of the Louisville-Jefferson County Young Democrats and is a practicing worker's comp attorney. Though he is only 29 years ol of age, I feel he would make a great candidate.

I first met Dan this past summer when Senator Bayh was in Louisville with Jonathan Miller to launch Jonathan's initiative of a Millitary Bill of Rights. He is a very nice person and I look forward to working or volunteering for him should he decide to run.

You can use this post to show your support for Dan Borsch and let him know that you will support him for Congress. Let's get Dan Borsch in the race now.

Send letters to:
Dan Borsch
C/o Louisville/ Jefferson County Democratic Party
901 Barret Ave.
Louisville, KY 40204

Leave a message at the Louisville Democratic Party website encouraging him to run.