Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Coleen Rowley, the FBI wistle blower and time person of the year is now running for congress against John Kline. Rowley has demonstrated that she has the moral courage to be a reformer in the US House. She would be a thousand times better than another of Tom Delay's yes men.
Former Minneapolis FBI agent Coleen Rowley, whose public criticism of the bureau set off an uproar over the FBI's pre-Sept. 11 counterterrorism lapses, said Monday that she will run as a Democrat for the U.S. House.
Rowley plans to challenge second-term Republican Rep. John Kline in Minnesota's Second District, which stretches across the Twin Cities' western and southern suburbs and as far south as Le Sueur and Red Wing.
She said she will formally launch her campaign July 6 with a pancake breakfast for friends and supporters on the driveway of her Apple Valley home.
Her entry into the race, as one of Time magazine's former "Persons of the Year," pits Kline against an opponent with national name recognition and possibly, fundraising appeal.
If she wins the Democratic nomination, the race likely will feature lively exchanges about national security and the war in Iraq, which Kline has staunchly supported and Rowley vocally opposes.