A retired Army officer who served in Iraq is preparing to launch a congressional bid against incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem.
Corinna Robinson plans to make a formal announcement in the next few weeks about her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. House. Robinson served in the Army 25 years and recently resigned as director of the anti-terrorism and force protection directorate at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency so that she could run for Congress in her native South Dakota.
“It was a huge decision,” she said. “That was a great-paying job with a lot of responsibility.”
Here's what provoked Robinson to run for Congress:
But Robinson said she was prompted to run in part because of a dysfunctional Congress that has resulted in furloughs, a partial government shutdown, fears that the nation would default on its debts and threats to veteran benefits and services.In addition, Robinson will be a speaker at the Joint Union and Lincoln County Fall Dinner at the Bridges at Beresford in Beresford, SD this Saturday:
“It’s very discouraging,” she said. “It just seems like the parties can’t work together.”
Robinson said she wants to go to Congress in order to work through the nation’s problems and find solutions with other members. In an interview, she referred to Noem once, criticizing her for voting with House Republicans to set up a showdown with the president and Senate Democrats that led to a partial shutdown of the government. She also said that many members of Congress are more interested in their political careers than in finding solutions.
“They’re so worried about getting re-elected,” she said.
Democrats, Independents, and all progressive thinkers in the state of SD will want to be on hand this Sat. Oct. 19 starting at 6:30 pm in Beresford at the Bridges (601 S. 7th) at the Joint Union and Lincoln County Fall Dinner. We’re adding another exciting speaker to our program and she will be joining Rick Weiland, candidate for the Senate, and Zach Crago, Director of the SDDP. We are pleased to welcome Major Corinna Robinson as a speaker. She has recently retired from duties at the Pentagon and is strongly considering a run for Congress. Was there ever a time when Congress needed strong, progressive leadership more? Let’s have a terrific turn-out! See you on Sat. night in Beresford.It's possible other Democratic candidates may enter the race in SD's At Large Congressional District and I'm sure plenty are eager to take on Congresswoman Noem as she, like many other Republicans in Congress, forced the U.S. government to shutdown all because of Obamacare.
Here Congresswoman Noem doesn't understand why President Obama this time around would not negotiate with the debt ceiling and government shutdown situation.
Now we just need the website, donation page, etc. and we can start getting fired up in South Dakota.