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.

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

does it really make sense to interview yourself?

4:51 PM


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