- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
Birthdate: April 19, 1946
Birth Place: Long Branch, NJ, United States
Residence: Roseville, VA
Andy Schmookler was born in Long Branch, N.J., and went to high school in Minnesota. He currently resides in Roseville, Va. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, master's degrees from the University of Chicago and Yale University and a doctorate from the University of California-Berkley.
Schmookler has taught at both the high school and college level, serving as a professor at Georgetown University and Prescott College. He is an author of scholarly works, and has published many books. He also spent five years as a radio talk show host.
Schmookler and his wife, April, have three children.
Andy Schmookler, a Democrat, brings a bona fide and unabashed brand of old school, classical liberal and academic thinking into his foray into electoral politics. He is challenging Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte in Virginia's safely conservative 6th Congressional District in November 2012.
Schmookler's campaign is, at best, considered a long shot. As of the end of June 2012, Goodlatte's campaign had slightly more than $1 million on hand compared to Schmookler's $10,506 in cash and $5,000 in debt.
In a race that has received little media attention, Schmookler has attempted _ without success as of mid-September _ to get Goodlatte to agree to debate.
Schmookler has criticized Goodlatte for his support of the budget put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan, saying it is a detriment to the middle class and aids the rich.
Schmookler believes that the health care system needs reform and says on his campaign website that the GOP "disregarded these problems and obstructed every attempt to solve them." He also accuses the GOP of trying to destroy Medicare.
He says he will fight to preserve Social Security.
Source: Associated Press
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