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Porter election bid noted in New Yorker
May 1st, 2012
Former Milwaukeean Jack Nusan Porter, 67, is running for the Democratic nomination to the Massachusetts congressional seat to be vacated by Barney Frank after 32 years.
The April 9 issue of the New Yorker magazine printed a brief profile of his run, written by Ben McGrath. McGrath quoted Porter as noting that because one of the contenders is the heavily favored Joseph Kennedy III, “the rest of us are just chopped liver.”
Nevertheless, Porter — a sociologist, real estate consultant, and author of books on Nazi Germany, genocide, and his Milwaukee memories (see December 2010 Chronicle) — believes he may attract some voters. He calls himself a “radical-libertarian-progressive,” and added that some Republicans are “independents and people who are really quirky,” and therefore “Maybe they’ll vote for Jack Porter as a protest vote.”