Charlie Hardy on Principles & Values
Hardy chose to live in a cardboard hut and serve the people of South America. Hardy is a former priest, and survived years living in abject poverty with people who were threatened by a violent, corrupt government. "Our only job was to live among the people," he said.
In 1994, he chose the love of a woman he met while working in Venezuela over his vows. He was a priest for three decades before he and Susana were married in 1994. The couple divorced after six years, but Hardy remained in South America doing social work, spending a quarter century there in total. He finally returned to his hometown of Cheyenne in 2011 and has set his eyes on national office.
No, Charlie Hardy is not your normal, run-of-the-mill candidate. And what's more, he thinks he can win by running a low-cost campaign centered on what he believes are the true values of Wyoming residents.
He's a daily runner and said he plans to challenge Enzi to both a debate and a road race. Hardy said he feels he can win both, and also believes he can win a Senate race without raising a lot of money.
"We're not going to raise a couple million dollars," Hardy said. "We don't need a couple million dollars. I'm not worried. I'm not worried. We're going to raise money but that's not our priority."
He said his slogan is "Run with Charlie" and he wants people to join his campaign. They can run alongside him and help send him to Washington, D.C.
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