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Marshall man files with FEC as candidate for 4th District seat

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Brian Riley of Marshall, a former banker and current small business owner, announced Wednesday, Oct. 7, his formal filing with the Federal Elections commission to run for the U.S. House of Representatives 4th District seat in the 2010 election.

The office is currently held by Ike Skelton, a Democrat from Lexington.

"The effects of unrestrained government spending -- combined with the lack of any fiscal discipline, or principled leadership -- crushes the hard working folks and families of the 4th Congressional District," Riley said in a news release.

Riley, a Republican, cited as examples of unrestrained spending the $787 billion economic stimulus package, proposed "cap and trade" energy legislation and "the national health care fiasco."

"As a small business owner and former banker, I firmly understand the domestic and global economies and their impact on our farms, our businesses, and most of all, our families here at home."

According to the Associated Press, four other Republicans already have announced their candidacies for next year's election. They are state Sen. Bill Stouffer, of Napton; former state Rep. Vicky Hartzler, of Harrisonville; former Jefferson City councilman Roy Viessman; and James Scholz, an Army veteran who owns a computer security business in Warrensburg.

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"button down the hatches boys! here come the democrats" dear heavens people. the past administration did damage, thats for sure....but your new leader promised his entire mystical campaign to change what the previous administration had done...so what did this brilliant, joke of a man do? he stayed the course and spent and spent and spent and spent, then he stopped spending to go to the g20 and apologize for america being free, then he spent nd spent and spent, then stopped, no wait spent 12 million to go to the IOC and plead Chicago's case. and now that he is back, he will spend again. right up until he backs up on his campaign stance about the war in afghanastan and decides, to please mrs. pelosi, that its not that important after all

-- Posted by thisguy on Sun, Oct 11, 2009, at 8:23 PM

He said at Pachys that he left banking almost 10 years ago because he did not like what the industry was doing. I actually asked the same "if it walks like a duck" (oddly enough that phrase came from a poet named Riley) question because of all the problems with banks. The thing that I liked about him was that he had the courage to challenge the banks. Like I said earlier, I want to know more, but right now, he's impressed me.

-- Posted by TRB1 on Sun, Oct 11, 2009, at 12:46 AM

I had the pleasure of working with Brian two years ago and I was impressed with his grasp of the issues. The fact that he is not part of the Beltway or Missouri political establishment means that he will bring a fresh perspective to Washington. Missouri should not miss this opportunity to send a young, dynamic problem solver to Congress.

-- Posted by genanna on Sat, Oct 10, 2009, at 7:06 AM

you know....i think when i decide to run for political office, and im going to, i think after the democrat posts the story of my venture and everyone commenting is writin nonstop about the guy im trying to unseat i will have a couple people log on and push me too...good job rep-elect

-- Posted by thisguy on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 11:45 PM

I met Brian Riley at a Pachyderms meeting two weeks ago. He's smart and he stuck around to talk to people (and he actually listened). I was impressed. I know it's a long race, but I'm definitely going to learn more about him because right now Riley's the guy!

-- Posted by TRB1 on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 6:55 PM

I loved ike, 30 years ago...but we're in tough economic times so I'm voting for someone who understands the economy. If Riley was a banker, I bet he "gets it."

-- Posted by Goldiegrandma on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 6:14 PM

Ike it is for me, i know him and shared a program with him in Pershing Day celebration, i will always be for Ike.

-- Posted by yank on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 3:30 PM

i have always voted and supported ike, until now. I don't know his stance on the health care debate but i know he supports "cap and tax" and it is a big enough deal to sway my vote. Ike has done alot for missouri, but that is his position in the house of "representatives" thats the whole point of his position, to lobby for his state and he has done that, i have no clue who this brian riley is and i guess ww will be finding out and his being a republican is not going to get him elected alone. He better touch base with the people of his district, find out what they want out of him and act on that or he has no shot, just like all the other opponents ike has faced. Hell, maybe i should run....anyone voting for THISGUY?

-- Posted by thisguy on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 3:02 PM

Are you confused? There have been plenty of times that Ike has gone against his Party. He has done more for this state to make sure that Missouri gets it's fair share then any other person I know. No,I am not a Democrat or Republican, usually vote more towards Republican but never against Ike.

-- Posted by theobserver on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 1:06 PM

I'll take anyone that doesn't have to follow what Obama and Pelosi dictate. Ike has to vote with them or lose his Arm Services Chairmanship.

-- Posted by mtownresident on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 6:54 AM

anyone but ike ... right artie? lol

-- Posted by aikman8 on Wed, Oct 7, 2009, at 11:44 PM

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