Charlie Hardy on Principles & Values



Served as priest in South America for 25 years

Charlie Hardy isn't a typical candidate. "I'm a people-ist," he said with a smile. "A people-tician."

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.

Source: Powell Tribune coverage of 2014 Wyoming Senate race , Mar 18, 2014

Run with Charlie: challenges Enzi to debate & road race

Hardy said in the past, he chatted with prominent politicians. But now, politicians are not as accessible. 'I wasn't able to get an appointment with John Barrasso," he said. "I can't talk to Lummis. I couldn't get 10 minutes of her time. That's when I said, 'Something has gone wrong in Wyoming.'"

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.

Source: Powell Tribune coverage of 2014 Wyoming Senate race , Mar 18, 2014

Take to DC the Wyoming tradition of cooperation & compassion

I am now seeking your support to be Wyoming's next U.S. Senator. I would like to take back to Washington D.C. the Wyoming tradition of cooperation, respect, and compassion. I hope to meet you in the coming months as I travel the state, and look forward to hearing your concerns and to sharing my message of bi-partisanship and cooperation.
Source: 2014 Wyoming Senate campaign website, RunWithCharlie2014.com , Feb 18, 2014

Finished 10K road race in 28,580th place

Today, as I run for the U.S. Senate, I also stay fit by running a few miles every day. I recently ran a 10K road race and finished 28,580 out of 47,925 participants. My health has been good and I have been fortunate to never having to spend a night in a hospital as a patient. I was not even born in a hospital.
Source: 2014 Wyoming Senate campaign website, RunWithCharlie2014.com , Feb 18, 2014

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