David Pierce, political writer for the Pocono Record, documents the reaction with this article in the Poconos to Congressman Paul Kanjorski's off remarks about minorities and defective people. Dagmaris Cabezas, president of the Latino Task Force of Monroe County was none too pleased with Kanjorski's statement. Given the fact that in the last election he ignored a minority gathering in the Poconos Kanjorski has an uphill battle to try to win their votes.
"I think a lot of minorities in the Poconos are going to abstain from voting," said Dagmaris Cabezas, president of the Latino Task Force of Monroe County.
She accused Kanjorski of ignoring minorities in the past and said Kanjorski should call a local meeting to explain his statement.
In the closing days of the 2008 campaign, Kanjorski was a last-minute no-show at a candidate forum with Barletta sponsored by the Monroe County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.