Glenn Nye for Congress
Glenn Nye is running for Congress in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. He is one of several Democrats under the age of 35 running for Congress as part of what I call a “rising generation” of politicians seeking to represent a broader spectrum of Americans than just aging baby boomers and retirees.
Nye is a former Foreign Service officer with experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has advised the USAID agency for international development. He is running against Thelma Drake in the 2nd District, a swing district in the Hampton Roads area of southeast Virginia. Drake is a backbencher with little to show for her tenure in office.
I’ve been watching his race for a while and have decided to make my endorsement now. I think he would make an incredible addition to the House Democrats in Washington, representing a swing district heavy on military families, and would replace a largely do-little backbencher with another Democrat, like Jim Webb, who would be strong on defense and foreign policy issues precisely because of his first-hand experience in those areas.