Christopher Howard Paige announced that he is going after the Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional district seat occupied by Paul Kanjorski.
So who the heck is Christopher Howard Paige?
Well, it appears he is part of the New York bar , not Pennsylvania. He has eight(maybe 9) years experience. He graduated from Yale Univerisity School of Law. You can view his registration with New York here. A search for his registration in Pennsylvania came up empty.
According to this site Chris Page is(was) director of the PACE Poll.
As the Director of The Pace Poll, Christopher Paige oversees its survey research, management, maintenance, and operations.
Before assuming the directorship, Mr. Paige had been the Assistant Director of The Pace Poll since December 2003. In that role, he co-authored all of The Pace Poll’s surveys and analyses. In addition, he supervised the construction of its state-of-the-art phone bank and led the recruitment and training of its student interviewers.
As a polling expert, Mr. Paige has appeared on many television and radio news programs, including WCBS Channel 2 New York, RNN, WNYC Public Radio, The Brian Lehrer Show, Brian Lehrer Live, The Charney Report, and The New Yorkers. In addition, he is a weekly guest on The Bill Mazer Show on WVOX. His opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times, The New York Post, and The Washington Times.
He earned a Masters Degree in Politics from New York University, a JD from Yale University, and a BA from the University of Virginia. He is a Director on the Board of Directors of The Union Settlement House, which provides health care, educational and recreational services to the East Harlem community, and a Director on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, Poconos, which provides health care, adoption services, and other assistance to the Poconos community. That information was last updated on November 7, 2006.
It coincides with this bio from the Citizen's Voice article.
Paige, who graduated from the University of Virginia, has a law degree from Yale University and a master's degree in political science from New York University. He grew up outside of Washington, D.C., but said he spent summers in the Poconos with his grandmother. He moved to Monroe County with his wife in the past three years to start their business.
Here is an interview with Chris and his wife, Michelle about their hedge fund, Paige Capital. Here's a link to a second interview from last December.
You can read a short bio about his wife, Michelle, here.
A check at www.fec.gov for donations definitely shows a Democratic supporter. So it begs the question, why didn't he run as a Democrat? There is an interesting piece of information on his bio and Corey O"Brien's bio.
CoreyAfter 10 years in Washington, D.C. serving as a political advisor and attorney, Corey returned with his family to his roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Chris- He grew up outside of Washington, D.C.,
McGruff & Co. thinks there is something to this but only time will tell the story. Two attorneys in Washington,D.C. both Democrats but one who suddenly wants to bolt over TARP???? I guess he can try to attack Kanjorski's support of TARP. But he's going to have a much rougher time trying convince Republicans in the 11th he is sincere, espcecially if there is a possible connection to O'Brien. Even Arlen Specter will have an easier time convincing Democrats, maybe.