LOWER PAXTON TWP., Pa. — In a packed room with soul music softly playing in the background, Democratic congressional hopeful Tom Brier told a friendly crowd about a rough few days.
Brier’s family home in nearby Hershey, Pa., burned down a week earlier, and with it went all of his possessions.
But, with “50 Irish Catholic cousins who dress the exact same way as me”, Brier joked, he wouldn’t want for a sharp suit while traveling to meet-and-greets throughout central Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District.
The audience laughed. And Brier, a 28-year old attorney, continued. The fire, he said, “put into perspective for me, really, how lucky I am.” He had support to fall back on.