Chris Carney Discusses Democratic National Convention Going Virtual
Chris Carney was featured in The Hill story, “Lobbyists Make Do With Virtual Convention.” The piece looks at how K Street professionals are adapting to the Democratic National Convention being virtual this year.
Commenting on the situation, Chris told The Hill that he would “tune in if something is consequential to clients…I’m not going to be completely consumed every day with the convention, but I’ll still have it on in the background.” He added that his clients were particularly interested in Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's speech in Pennsylvania last month when he unveiled his $700 billion spending plan aimed at revitalizing the manufacturing sector. “That was very well received by my clients. Other clients that are in the defense space are actually less focused on the conventions and more focused on what’s coming out of the CARES Act.”
Chris represented Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District for two terms and was a tenured professor of political science specializing in international relations at Penn State University. Prior to running for Congress, he worked at the Pentagon for four years on strategic analysis of the global terrorist threat, and ran the Department of Defense’s Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group (PCTEG) and was the “Special Projects” intelligence officer for two tours during Operation Southern Watch.