ATLANTA (AP) _ A television reporter turned political candidate said he plans to remain on a small scaffold near the top of a tower in Atlanta to focus attention on his long-shot bid to unseat U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss.
Dale Cardwell was hoisted more than 300 feet up the Corey Tower near downtown Atlanta yesterday. He said he expects to remain there
"for days,'' sleeping in an insulated sleeping bag and eating military rations. A Webcam tracks his limited movements. Overnight temperatures were expected to drop into the 20s.
Cardwell said he thinks the publicity stunt won't hurt his credibility, but will make people curious about his message, that politicians should pay more attention to the concerns of working people and less to those of wealthy corporate interests.
Cardwell faces DeKalb County chief executive Vernon Jones in the
Democratic primary July 15th.