Senator John F. Kerry, who failed in his 2004 bid for the United States presidency, is facing an impressive challenge for his Senate seat from retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Jim Ogonowski.
Kerry, known for his “War Hero” claims that were exposed as largely false by the Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth in 2004 and for his anti-war activities after an abbreviated tour of duty in South Viet Nam, is being challenged in the upcoming election by Massachusetts farmer and retired Lt. Col Ogonowski, who’s brother was the pilot on one of the airplanes high jacked and flown into the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.
Ogonowski, who served his country for 28 years in the Air Force, has announced he ready to go “head to head” with Senator Kerry this November. Even though he lost a close battle for the 5th Congressional District seat to Democrat Niki Tsongas in October, Jim Ogonowski cites low approval ratings for the Democrat led Congress and a desire to “change the way Washington does business” as his reasons for announcing his challenge against Kerry, who has held the office since 1985.
Kerry, whose presidential bid floundered due to his inability, or reluctance, to respond to the charges brought by the Swift Boat Veterans group, hasn’t faced a serious challenger since 1996 when defeated former governor William Weld.
David Wade, of the Kerry campaign said,
“John Kerry brings to public service a lifetime of fighting the tough fights for change and standing up with courage and conviction, and he’ll keep doing that in the United States Senate”
“Kerry doesn't live here. You don't see him on the streets of Boston, of Worcester, of Lowell, of Pittsfield… Washington's broken, and there's no one in Washington who represents the status quo more than John Kerry… We need someone who represents the working-class people of Massachusetts.”
Although Kerry has a huge advantage over Ogonowski in campaign money, there is still the unanswered charges against Kerry brought by Viet Nam Veterans and the recent discovery of US Army documents that discredit the 1971 Winter Soldier Investigation that Kerry largely drew his disreputable “testimony” to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that same year from.
The newly discovered documents, sitting in the National Archives for several years, reveal the Army CID’s (Criminal Investigation Division) summary of the 43 investigations conducted pertaining to the charges brought by ‘witnesses’ in the Winter Soldier Investigation and reported to the Senate by Kerry.
Of those 43 investigations, 25 participants refused to cooperate, 13 provided information but failed to support the allegations, and five could not be located, revealing the scope of disinformation Kerry presented to the United States Senate.
Ogonowski will have an uphill battle as Massachusetts is a heavy Democrat State, but there is no limit to the evidence available to be used against Kerry during the campaign.
If Republican Ogonowski is able to unseat Democrat Kerry, it will be a major boon for the Republican Party, hit hard by scandals and assaults from the Democrats these past few years.
UPDATE: Lengthy read, but very revealing about Kerry and his faithful allies in the lamestream media. Another Kerry Big Lie Punctured