- 4 years ago
Why is Mark Levine running for Congress?
Having served as Chief Legislative Counsel to Congressman Barney Frank, I know how to successfully run a congressional office. My mentor was one of the most aggressive, progressive, and effective legislators in Congress, along with Jim Moran. Barney taught us to first seek privately to help the most vulnerable. But if that effort failed and Barney was faced with unreasonable behavior, he would “call out” his opponents, going over their heads to speak directly to the American People.
Since leaving Mr. Frank’s employment, I’ve done this as “The Aggressive Progressive,” debating everyone from Bill O’Reilly to the hosts of Russia Today on thousands of television and radio shows. President Obama specifically asked us to challenge him “from the Left.” I do so regularly to keep the Right Wing from dictating the terms of the debate. It would be difficult to find a federal or international issue I have not researched and discussed in detail, along with