Earl Pomeroy was an attorney when first elected in 1992. Since Jan. 5, 1993, he has sponsored 149 bills but 142 never made it out of committees. Only three were successfully enacted. It seems he is more of a “yes” man than a real leader — just like many other Democrats.
In the past two years he has not replied to any of my letters or e-mails.
I have been part of a delegation that visited his office in Washington every year for the past 15 years but he never made an appearance for any of them. He was not around for any public meetings in 2009 nor much of 2010. For most of this year he complained that Rick Berg wouldn’t debate yet Berg gave him 30 dates he was available to do so.
If those who think seniority means leadership, then there should be a better record to show it.
Pomeroy’s top contributors include Metlife, Inc., Genworth Financial, New York Life Insurance, American Council of Life Insurers and Prudential Financial. The top industries that have given PAC money to his campaign include insurance, health professionals, hospitals, nursing homes, lawyers and law firms. Out of more than $2 million he raised during this campaign cycle, only $643,814 is from individual contributions. Yet he is blaming Berg for the very things that he is doing — true Democratic style.
To see actual amounts and sources, go to www.opensecrets.org or www.govtrack.us for more details.
What has Earl Pomeroy really done for North Dakota? It is time to elect someone who is more responsible to his constituents. Vote for Rick Berg on Nov. 2.
Marlene Kouba, Regent