|Alaska Rep. Sharon Cissna - image by Steve Aufrecht|
After the House adjourned until tomorrow, I had lunch where I heard that Sharon Cissna had announced plans to run for Congress against Don Young. So I went to her office to confirm that. It was true and her concerns with TSA will be a big part of that.According to KTUU TV News:
JUNEAU, Alaska—State Rep. Sharon Cissna, who made national headlines last year for refusing an airport security pat-down, plans to run for Alaska's lone U.S. House seat.
Sharon Cissna says she's not running against anyone but running to advance ideas. She says she wants to take her fight against the Transportation Security Administration to Washington and also advocate for more economic opportunities.
The 70-year-old Democrat has a tough road, not only in challenging Rep. Don Young, who is seeking his 21st term, but also in campaigning.
She has shunned air travel when she must go through TSA checkpoints. But she says she and her husband plan to travel the state using a car, motor home, the ferry system and even a canoe. Small planes are also an option.