By Dom Giordano

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Today on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Dom Giordano talked to former Philadelphia Eagle and current sports host on 94.1 WIP about his attempt to run for Congress in New Jersey’s First District as a Republican.

Cobb said for the party to connect with voters and win elections, they must prove they are invested in the success of people in their communities.

“I’ve worked with a lot of youngsters and people of different ages. If they don’t feel you care about them, they don’t care if you’re telling them the truth. They don’t want to hear it. The GOP, we have got to show that we want to see people excel. We want to see people do well. We have got to show we care about the lowest of the low. That’s what I’m going to be making it a point to do.”

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He says he understands what it is like to come from a poor family and work your way up to prosperity.

“I feel and know the hurt of not having a lot. When I was a kid, for a while, we didn’t have much, but I had a great family and great parents. My dad wound up getting a job at the post office because he went back to school and got his high school diploma. Then things continued on. We were able to do things, but I know what it’s like to be poor. You have to show people you care. I care about this community.”

Cobb explained his motivation for running as a Republican is to take responsibility for problems he sees in communities.

“The government has stepped in a lot of areas in lot of areas that we as citizens were supposed to take care of, especially people of faith and the churches. When kids didn’t have a father, we were supposed to step in, but the government has tried to step in and they did an awful job. A lot of the different programs are poverty traps. They keep people in poverty instead of helping them.”

The First District seat in New Jersey is currently vacant following Rob Andrews’ resignation earlier this year to take a job with a Philadelphia law firm. Primary elections in New Jersey are June 3.

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