Bike-Hating Rep. Patrick McHenry Fends Off Challenger
Congresswoman-elect Kathy Dahlkemper overcame ridicule for her "wacky" notion that Pennsylvanians should try walking and cycling. But down in western North Carolina, voters returned Rep. Patrick McHenry — shown here mocking, and misrepresenting, the federal bike commuter tax benefit — to Washington.
Though his state also went for Barack Obama, the outspoken conservative Republican defeated Democratic challenger Daniel Johnson handily. The Hickory Record reports:
"The morals and values I took with me to Washington — I still have
them," he said. "I’m not going to stop fighting for conservative ideals
McHenry’s values and ideals have earned him a lot of views on YouTube, where his anti-cycling speech has been given special treatment.