Vendor who alerted police to Times Square car bomb to run for Congress
February 8th, 2012
03:38 PM ET
9 years ago

Vendor who alerted police to Times Square car bomb to run for Congress

New York (CNN) - One of the street vendors who alerted police to a smoking vehicle in Times Square that was later found to be carrying explosives says he's planning to run for Congress.

Duane Jackson, a registered Democrat and Vietnam veteran, told CNN Wednesday he plans to face off against Republican Representative Nan Hayworth in New York's 19th district in the November election.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Obama's Snake Oil on Sale - Git yur lies and deceit here!!

    EXCELLENT!! Another Democrat already experienced in the uses of smoke! Just got to teach him about mirrors and he's good to go. You'll be out there growing the government teet in no time. Stop by and we'll load you up with some walkin' around food stamps.

    February 8, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. az ken

    @obama snake oil
    I hope all Rethugs get voted out next time. This man is a hard working American Vet. Shame on you!

    February 8, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    He will do better job than current representative

    February 8, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. 60's survivor

    I'll vote for him. Good luck!!

    February 8, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  5. Tired of republican lies

    Good for him...I'll be voting for him in my district because Nan Hayworth is wothless here.

    February 8, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |

    Oh no! I give him props for alerting the police and serving this country, but that doesn't make you qualified for Congress. We already have a bunch of unqualified TEAtards in the House already. This almost reminds of that joke of a candidate from South Carolina who was running against Sen. Demented.

    February 8, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. Tired of republican lies

    By the way snake don't live here so shut your pie hole. 🙂

    February 8, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Snake – Love your stupid posts. You are one of the reasons that the republican party is in the crapper.

    February 8, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  9. WiredweirdinSF

    AZ Ken is so cute, an unreconstructed doper, he still thinks using the term "rethugs" is cute. Does he not realize he is reading a CNN Political Ticker story where all things are slanted favorably to Obama, the unions and the dope heads and welfare frauds and against the working taxpayers and Repblicans.

    February 8, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. diridi

    get rid of all these Congressional Republican thugs from the Capital Hill, Nation gains....god bless the USA/Obama2012.

    February 8, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  11. michaelam

    Congratulations! We need more heroes like you representing our needs! Good luck!

    February 8, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. Obama's Snake Oil on Sale - Git yur lies and deceit here!!

    az ken - This man is a hard working American Vet
    I know he is! And I want to put him to work even more in my show. He just needs to bone up on how to give half the people everything while picking the pockets of the other half. Throw in some "pay your fair share" and wallah, you got a great candidate!

    February 8, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Weird – just keep digging in that huge pile of republican crap for the pony you think you will find.

    February 8, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Oh bigotry, oh bigotry, how ugly are the wingnuts.

    February 8, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  15. Usesense

    Sure, another vendor, thats what Mayor John F. Street was and now Philadelphia, PA is a cesspool of poverty. Hey, if you take a lowland gorilla out of the grass, dress him up in a tuxedo and stuff a million bucks in his pocket, you don't get a wealthy socialite, you get a rich ape in a tuxedo. I think we had and still do have enough incompetence in politics already. Buy his hot dogs and keep the current Rep in office.

    February 8, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  16. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    OK, so has anybody done a background check on this guy??? Those are KIDS he's playing up to!!

    February 8, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    Hey snake, those lines have failed your GOBP deathcult over the last decade (wealth was redistributed upwards, in case you didn't notice) so by all means, keep repeating them.

    A Dem voter

    February 8, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  18. 60's survivor

    Lot of ignorant hateful right wing nut cases on this page. BIGOTS!!

    February 8, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |