Kelly Running for Congress & Senate Simultaneously
Contact: Correction: Brian Kelly's Congress & Senate Campaign
Date: January 27, 2016
First Ever PA / US Candidate Running for the US House and the US Senate Simultaneously!
WB's Brian Kelly Expects to Beat the Odds and Win Both Times!
Will PA choose incumbent politicians who hate the people or a candidate who loves PA & America?
Like you, Congressional Candidate Brian Kelly is disgusted with the current leaders in government. He is asking for voters to forget about what big government can do for them. The results are in and the verdict is "0." Kelly is asking voters to write him in twice -- once in 2016 for Congress and once in 2018 for the US Senate.
Brian hopes to help release our wonderful country from the grips of the socialists and communists.
In 2010, Brian Kelly put a team together so he could run for the US Congress. The full team worked every part of the three cold winter weeks that the state permitted to solicit signatures for the ballot petitions. His team got 1500 plus signatures and he was on the Democratic Primary ballot in Northeastern PA for Congress. Nobody other than entrenched politicians can get 1500 signatures for anything in three weeks unless they have great friends. One thousand valid signatures were required. When Brian and his Campaign Manager, Marty Devaney, went out together, they averaged about 6 signatures an hour counting the number of cold knocks on doors resulting in no answer or a very cold reception. Kelly offers this as a recount of his next two attempts at success:
"In 2012, needing twice as many signatures (2000) by law. I decided to put a team together to run against US Senator Bob Casey. Very sadly, my good friend and campaign manager got quite sick and subsequently passed away. I called off my campaign dogs and asked supporters to write me in. Two thousand ballot-access nomination signatures were way too much without the organization. Even at full strength, it would have been tough for us to hit 2000. When it was over, even Luzerne County for its own reasons, refused to count my write-in votes, and the state refused to intervene to require any counties to do so."
"In 2015, needing "just" 100 signatures (Just try to get 100 signatures at about 6 per hour in the coldest weeks of the year.), I ran for Mayor of Wilkes-Barre, PA. A small team of family and close friends brought in about 250 signatures and that was more than enough to put me on the ballot. Signatures were tough to get for sure."
So, as you can see, Brian has had some experience working with ballot access in Pennsylvania. Most Pennsylvania lawmakers are quite happy with ballot access as it is, since it favors incumbents of both parties. "Only those who want to send the incumbents packing should be unhappy at the job our state lawmakers do in making it fair for normal citizens to run for office," Kelly said.
Candidates without ballot access In Pennsylvania as noted above may decide to conduct a write-in campaign. Unfortunately, write-in campaigns rarely meet with success. There are a few exceptions such as when Lisa Murkowski beat Joe Miller for Alaska US Senator in 2010. That means that if we do not want the same Congress and the same Senate that both operate against the people, we too can write in a patriot from Pennsylvania; and like Murkowski, he too can win. His name is "Brian Kelly." If Lisa Murkowski can win; so can Brian Kelly.
"After having spent in the neighborhood of $10,000, mostly my own money in three failed campaigns, it may come as a surprise that I am ready to give it another go. As a write-in candidate for both 2016 and 2018, my plan this time is spend far fewer dimes. Yet, I can't stand the thought of having only politicians who hurt America running for important offices in PA. If you do not want the same losers running the government, please vote out anybody who is holding any office. No incumbents, please -- from either party!"
"I am a citizen who loves America and my plan is to save our country from both the political class and the donor class. Together, they are in the process of systematically destroying America. Barack Obama, Matt Cartwright, and Bob Casey, Jr. are in their ranks. None of them care about Pennsylvania or Pennsylvanians. They say that we cling to our religion and our guns. They have all contributed to the demise of the USA with their love for illegal immigration and their far reaching regulations that have crippled our economy. It is my deep love for this Country as much as I see that our politicians do not, that motivates me to put my hat in two rings at the same time. Therefore, I am making the following announcement:"
"This year, 2016, I am running for the US Congressional Representative seat in the PA 17th District. In 2018, I am also running for the US Senator seat from Pennsylvania. Matt Cartwright is the current incumbent in the House. His term is over for good (hopefully) at the end of 2016. When Bob Casey Jr. steps down from office at the end of his second term in 2018, with your grace, I will have served one full term in the House of Representatives. Then, I will be sworn into office as a US Senator on January 3, 2019. This will be for a six-year term ending on January 3, 2025. That is my plan."
Brian wants to tell you some of the reasons why he is so intent on running for both offices. Running for both at the same time is his idea and it is so that he can be better known in both races and when elected, he can make a greater impact for the people:
"Bob Casey and Matt Cartwright might as well be Obama clones. These two "representatives" have no original thoughts as they are plugged into the Obama way 100%. From whichever Party you hail, Democrat or Republican or other, as long a you love America, finally we have all agreed that Obama's policies from the last seven years and into 2016 are destroying our wonderful country. We have just one year left to survive the BHO travesty and he will be gone. I sure hope we make it without further damage. But we may not--unless the people of our great country stay awake. We cannot believe the drivel and the outright lies coming from the corrupt US press. By now, we all know that Obama has no plans to help Americans regardless of how the press props him up. But, this current President does have about a year left to finish destroying the country.
Our country has already been sufficiently weakened. We must clean out all (not just some) of the corrupt anti-American politicians in Washington, DC. Senator Casey and Representative Cartwright must be removed from office through the natural election process. Both have a sickening solidarity on many issues that are not favored by regular people in Northeastern PA. Few in NEPA, for example, appreciate Obama's attacks on the second amendment and his do-nothing response to terrorism. Check out the list below about how these two legislators are expected to vote this year, regardless of how we the people feel about these important issues:
Both are 100% for Obamacare even though it costs taxpayers more.
Both are happy giving the IRS and the NSA more power over citizens.
Both want you to pay huge taxes just to sell your inherited parents' property.
Both are against US energy independence.
Both want the EPA to shut down all coal plants & increase energy costs.
Both want to keep spending money we do not have.
Neither want to limit Obama's executive power.
Both want same sex marriage -- not just civil unions.
Both are against a solid US space program-- No NASA as we know it!
Both are against Medicare; prefer a move to Obamacare for Seniors.
Both are pro Obamacare as the only US insurance.
Both endorse Obamacare penalties to younger, healthier Americans.
Both are OK losing everything to Mideast terrorists.
Both believe PLO and Israel are equally dangerous.
Both support Obama's giving nuclear weapons gift and $billions to Iran.
Both are pro Castro even when Castro is against US.
Both are pro UN even when UN is against US.
Both are pro terrorist rights & want same American Constitutional rights.
Both want children of illegal immigrants to become citizens by decree.
Both want illegal aliens to have government-subsidized healthcare.
Both support no raise in Social Security benefits for seniors.
Both want amnesty for Illegal aliens and expedited citizenship.
Both love big government raise debt ceiling unlimited times no budget.
Both want to raise taxes on taxpayers not receiving government help.
Both love Common Core educational principals.
Both want Feds to take over control of schools from the states
Both are OK with school districts being controlled by the feds.
Both have no respect for 2nd Amendment.
Both are heavily into gun control and like Obama are OK with gun confiscation as in Australia.
Both are pro-choice and pro-mutilation of babies in the womb for profit.
Both have no problem with Planned Parenthood live baby dissections and sales of body parts.
Both want free birth control for the sexually active.
Both see global warming a big threat to the environment; Science says the contrary.
Both are Anti-energy & no offshore drilling. Happy paying Mideast terrorists for oil and gas.
Feel free to go to their web-sites and ask them your favorite question. From what I have seen when you get the answer from one --- Obama, Cartwright, or Casey, you need not ask the other two.
Keep the faith. Good Americans can defeat this tyranny in our midst.
About Brian W. Kelly,:
Brian W. Kelly is a former IBM Senior Systems Engineer and Retired Professor of Business and Information Technology (BIT) at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. He was a candidate for US Congress from PA District 11 in 2010. Kelly was also a candidate running or Mayor in his home town of Wilkes-Barre PA in 2015. Brian still manages his own IT business (www.kellyconsulting.com). You can check out his two campaign web sites at (www.briankellyforcongress.com and www.kellyforussenate.com). These are both in the process of being rejuvenated for 2016 and 2018.
Thank you for being part of the quiet populist revolution to save America.
Press Release: WB: Return to Glory -- Heartwarming Human Interest Story; Free Book Download
B. P. Kelly, Publisher (570-417-1558)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (LGP)
Date: November 29, 2015
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Wilkes-Barre PA: Return to Glory!
The City's Return to Glory Begins With Dreams and Ideas!
Press Release Contains Heartwarming Human Interest Story
LINK PROVIDED FOR FREE BOOK DOWNLOAD
Brian Kelly's 58th book helps Wilkes-Barre residents know that their City can come back!
Those who followed the recent Wilkes-Barre Mayoral race know that Brian Kelly of Wilkes-Barre was one of four candidates on the ballot in the Democratic Primary. Thinking about how to differentiate his candidacy, Kelly thought deeply about what it would take to turn Wilkes-Barre, unfortunately a dying city, into something special again.
Kelly wondered how his mayorship could help make Wilkes-Barre into a great city again? As he recounts talking to many people about his plans, few felt Wilkes-Barre had much of a chance. Yet, most were happy Kelly thought that good things could happen with good leadership.
Brian Kelly devised a lot of notions about how Wilkes-Barre could return to its former glory. He wrote them all down. Additionally, Brian thought of a number of stories from his own life from childhood on. These stories highlighted the wonderment of this City, and he wrote them down also.
Sixty-One Books All Written By a Native Son from Wilkes-Barre
Sixty-One Books All Written By a Wilkes-Barre Native
Brian Kelly has written sixty-one books so far in his short life. Feel free to go to www.bookhawkers.com if you would like to claim one of these books for your personal library. I bet you'll like it! Books are presented in this article in last to first sequence.Add a comment
Tell me More About BK's Writings and Works!
I write so much one of my biggest challenges is deciding which of my many web sites should contain which content.
Unfortunately for me, this web site, which is a summary site of all of my work has not been updated for about a year as I have been writing for other purposes and storing my stuff on those sites. On June 18, 2015, I changed this.
If I had just one employee life would be especially easy.Add a comment
There is good stuff on the Brian W. Kelly site!
Who is Brian W. Kelly?
Among other things, Brian W. Kelly is a former IBM Senior Systems Engineer and college professor. Kelly ran for office recently so that Wilkes-Barre could have a Mayor from outside the current political system. Kelly's campaign platform included making the city more open and friendly to business and making Wilkes-Barre a safe, affordable and clean city. Brian Kelly and his many ideas for a better city were soundly defeated on May 19, 2015.
This is Brian's personal site in which he blogs many of the patriotic articles and letters to the editor that have been published by various sites and media outlets.Add a comment
Brian W. Kelly Schedules Press Conference... Possible Mayoral RUn
Contact: B. P. Kelly, Publicist (570-417-1558)
Date: November 6, 2014
Venue: Keats' Pub Wilkes-Barre PA
Re: Wilkes-Barre Mayoral Elections 2015
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BRIAN W KELLY SCHEDULES PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT POSSIBLE MAYORAL RUN!
Brian W. Kelly, the number one published conservative book author in America, may be putting down his pen in favor of a new career in politics. Kelly's 56th book, Geoffrey Parsons Epoch... The Land of Fair Play, was released just last month and is available online at www.bookhawkers.com.
Kelly is considering a run as a lifetime Democrat for mayor in his hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA. The 66-year old author and retired professor has scheduled a press conference for 5:00 PM Friday November 14, 2014 at Keats' Pub, 115 Bowman Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. All NEPA Media Outlets are invited and the general public is welcome as Keats' Pub will be open for business as usual.
Times Leader Article -- Brian Kelly On Election Day May 2010
Times Leader Calls Brian Kelly ‘Elated’ Long Shot
Brian Kelly casts his vote at the Kistler Elementary School polling site Tuesday morning May 18, 2010.
Photo Aimee Dilger/the times leader
Brian Kelly and his wife, Pat, at their polling site to cast their votes. Kelly was a candidate in the Democratic primary for the 11th Congressional District. May 18, 2010 Aimee Dilger /the times leader
WILKES-BARRE, May 18, 2010, Times Leader: – Brian Kelly wasn’t even at the first polling place for a minute before he cracked a joke.Add a comment
The Grey Haired Brigade Is On Duty to Help!
Who is Brian W. Kelly?
Brian Kelly is on the far side of the page heading picture while celebrating his run for Congress in 2010. The kind models in the picture posed free of charge. Aren't they a good looking crew? They are really Brian's neighbors and friends who came out in droves on primary election night May 2010 to cheer him on. But, they do look like they could be models.
A lot of others who were at the event could not fit into this picture. On the far left for example, you would find Carol and John. On the far right, Mark and Brian from Marywood. With a full picture, Joe and Di would be discovered. It was a wonderful showing and Brian was especially thrilled when results were announced for White Haven PA. When White Haven called in, Mr. Kelly started the evening with a commanding lead. Though he lost the Democratic Primary election in 2010, for his first and only foray into a political race, he was honored with 17% of the vote.Add a comment
What will I find on this site?
Welcome to Brian Kelly's Website.
Thank you for visiting.
For the last five years beginning with his book titled: Taxation Without Representation, Brian Kelly has been writing powerful patriotic books and articles to help educate the public on the issues of our times.
The purpose of this site is to host Mr. Kelly's work and make it accessible for all to read. Links will be provided for many of Brian's books so that if you are inclined you can purchase them online from various sites. Additionally, previously published articles will be provided both in link form and in text form for reading from this site.
Mr. Kelly is a regular columnist for www.conservativeactionalerts.com
Other than in the past on a professional basis, when he wrote highly technical articles about IBM's AS/400 computer system, Brian Kelly receives no compensation for his work. If you would like to help Mr. Kelly in his efforts to continue to write free patriotic articles and to write additional patriotic books for the good of America, feel free to visit www.bookhawkers.com to purchase Mr. Kelly's patriotic books. His books include, Saving America, the How-To Book, as well as America 4 Dummmies. Thank you for your support.
Please enjoy the rest of this article.
This site contains all of the patriotic articles that have been written by Brian for all news and opinion media outlets. These articles have a national and world scope,
Additionally, Mr. Kelly has submitted many pieces to the Times Leader, a local NEPA news source. The Times Leader cannot print all of the articles submitted to their readers' column by Mr. Kelly ofr others would not have the opportunity. And, so, check out the main menu right on this site and pick either the published or unpublished articles and you may find yourself enjoying them. The Times Leader offerings are substantially smaller in size than those submitted as essays to national outlets.
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Thirty-One Percent Tax Increase Was the Leighton Solution!
The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader chose not to print this submission by Brian Kelly:
Perhaps Tom Leighton and Wilkes-Barre's City Council, along with the City Administrator and the City Clerk, could learn from the many examples out there of Mayors not overburdening citizens with taxes that are unaffordable. I would like to see a stance against the 31% tax increase that will cripple the pocketbooks of those who live in Wilkes-Barre City.
Is it not proper that all citizens ask that each member of Wilkes-Barre City Council, individually and independently, submit a proposal to balance the budget? Where is the Tony George Proposal? Where is the George Brown proposal? I am not suggesting that they merely offer their conclusion that this usurious tax increase is unavoidable. I think citizens should demand that Council, who are paid quite well for what they do, should write in their best King's English how the City can avoid the Mayor's proposal to whack us all with a 31% increase in real estate taxes. Any Council member who cannot do this should be a target for the next election cycle by the citizenry. Council should not be permitted merely to say "yay" or "nay". Council knows what its residents are looking for and they should be required to offer their best thoughts in a formal document. If a member cannot offer his or her response formally, they do not deserve to sit on City Council.
Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe: A Cut Above Fox Rothschild?
The Times Leader chose not to print this submission by Brian Kelly
Will there ever be unimpeachable honesty in government? Probably not! In Northeastern PA, it is clearly less likely than many other areas of the country. Can part of the problem be that the same old names and faces keep surfacing while many willing to serve are not called, not chosen, and are simply not wanted? If you don’t have the right bloodline in Wilkes-Barre; and for the most part, NEPA in general, you can count on being on the outside looking in. This legacy continues with the parking space boondoggle.
Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe: A Cut Above Fox Rothschild?
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington!
This is another submission modified at the top, that the Times Leader chose not to print.
I wrote this article initially for the Times Leader and posted it on another web site when I thought I might be Mr. Smith and I might be heading to Washington. But then a fine Mr. Smith, Tom SMith to be exact actually ran for the Senate. He was not a bad guy at all, and the current Senator had yet to lift a finger for Pennsylvania, and was always sucking up to Obama, I was willing to give my Mr. Smith title to Mr. Smith. Mr. Casey would be lucky to have the resume of this Mr. Smith.
While officially still listed as our US Senator, Bob Casey Jr. has been MIA or fighting on the side of the enemy on important matters for Pennsylvania and America. This must end. In November, 2014, Senator Casey voted for the Keystone Pipeline. I am not sure if this was because the Democrats did not need his vote to defeat the measure but I salute him nonetheless. Next year, we will see if he really wants those of us in NEPA to be able to heat our homes or not. For the first time Senator Casey, thank you for doing the right thing.Add a comment
Writer v. one of my articles, Sends sympathies to super rich
I read the comments about my article and then I read my article again. I choose to stand by my words.
I know that I am not among the rich but I think they pay enough taxes. Without the rich, I never would have been able to achieve a college education. If the leaders of our government continue to beat the drums of class warfare and the occupy people gain more favor than you and I and the rich, America will change for sure. It will no longer be the nice country it has been as people demand more from government.
Wilkes-Barre Citizens Deserve Better Government
Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta is as gracious as anybody that I have ever met or you will ever meet. District 11 in PA is fortunate to have a fine person such as Mr. Barletta representing our interests in Congress the past two years. As a freshman member of the Congress from 2010, Lou is doing a fine job for our part of Pennsylvania and the nation. We could use more like him in both Congress and the Senate. Not everybody likes Lou Barletta, however, and that too is good. For example, the progressive and corrupt media does not like him at all. In fact, they dislike him so much that they slant the news so that we will all conclude that the he is a one issue representative; but the congressman proves them wrong every time he votes. He votes for Pennsylvanians and the nation.Add a comment
Response to: Writer sends sympathies to America's super-rich!
I read the comments about my article and then I read my article again. I choose to stand by my words.
I know that I am not among the rich but I think they pay enough taxes. Without the rich, I never would have been able to achieve a college education. If the leaders of our government continue to beat the drums of class warfare and the occupy people gain more favor than you and I and the rich, America will change for sure. It will no longer be the nice country it has been as people demand more from government.Add a comment
Send Mr. Smith to Washington!
While officially still listed as our US Senator, Bob Casey Jr. has been MIA or fighting on the side of the enemy on important matters for Pennsylvania and America. This must end.
It is vitally important to undo the economy-destroying regulations of Barack Obama. We cannot count on Casey to help US because he mistakenly thinks all is well. We elect Senators one at a time and Bob Casey Jr. is up for election again. Many in my part of the state, which is also Casey’s part of the state, see the Senator as being a real dud, and more of an embarrassment than a help to Pennsylvanians. Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. has been a do-nothing, mostly invisible Senator. He has never held a real job in the private sector. His biggest failing as a politician is that he does not like the job of representing the people. Yet, right now; that is his job!Add a comment