As we had noted a few days ago, 1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry offically has an opponent for November. He is a 25 year old Lincolnite named Max Yashirin.
We’ve actaully heard quite a bit about Max at this point, but we’re going to hold off on all of that for a while. There’s lots of time. Let’s just say that about the only thing Yashirin has in common with Fortenberry’s last opponent is their first names.
Like many twenty-five year olds, Max is a fan of Facebook and has a page up (or at least did recently, see pic to the right).
Of course, if we were part of the Rich Carter campaign, we’d be more than a little pissed that after all the time and effort it took to put together their guy’s website and Facebook page and Flickr account, Esch thinks he can just jump back in at a moment’s notice.
You may remember that Esch couldn’t be bothered to properly file his campaign FEC reports in July or in October of last year. And then he ceded the 2nd District House race to Lee Terry this year, since Hillary was just ruining everything for Democrats. But a few chants of “Esch!” at the Obama rally…er..caucus, and Jim is right back in.
So what has Jim been doing since the last election other than not-filing FEC reports? We’re not real sure. Can he afford to loan his campaign another $100,000 for a 2008 try? We dunno. But we have a feeling that we may hear more from him over the next 7-10 days…
The Lee Terry campaign is up and running. The campaign will be helmed by veteran consultant and campaign manager David Boomer, most recently successfull in Terry’s 2004 campaign against Nancy Thompson.
We’re informed that Terry’s new and improved campaign website will be up on April 2nd, but in the mean time, they are taking advantage of the internets by posting Lee’s announcemnet speech on their YouTube site: youtube.com/terry4congress.