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Carl Sheeler on Principles & Values

Democratic Senate Challenger


Declared bankruptcy due to financial problems from divorce

Sheeler has lived in Brooklyn, Chicago, near Philadelphia and in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and owns Allison Appraisal & Assessments, a business valuation company. In 2001, Sheeler declared bankruptcy, which he attributes to financial problems caused by a divorce.
Source: By Scott MacKay, Providence Journal May 30, 2006

Switched from Republican to Democratic in 2004

Sheeler switched from Republican to Democratic when Al Gore ran for president against then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush. "I really didn't like the way that was decided," says Sheeler, referring to the Supreme Court decision that blocked a Florida recount sought by Gore and swung the election to Bush. In 2004, he lost a race for state senate to Republican Sen. Kevin Breene
Source: By Scott MacKay, Providence Journal May 30, 2006

Political hero is Paul Wellstone

Undaunted, Sheeler drives himself across the state from event to event, meeting and greeting just about anyone who will listen. He knows he faces a tough challenge, but he says he is inspired by one of his political heroes, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota. Wellstone was a little-known liberal college professor when he was elected to the Senate in an upset in 1990. "Paul Wellstone is a man I really admired," said Sheeler. "Hardly anybody knew who he was when he started running."
Source: By Scott MacKay, Providence Journal May 30, 2006

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