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Rendell endorses Shapiro for attorney general

Democratic former Gov. Ed Rendell has stepped back into the political circus surrounding the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

On Wednesday, Rendell announced he had selected his favorite Democratic candidate running for the post of attorney general in the April 26 primary election. Rendell announced he was backing Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro over embattled incumbent Kathleen Kane, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.

“I spent eight years as District Attorney of Philadelphia, and I know how important it is to have a strong, principled leader dealing with matters of law and order,” Rendell said in his endorsement, that came via Shapiro’s campaign. “I believe in Josh and I am all in for this important race at this critically important time.”

It remains to be seen whether Rendell’s endorsement is a blessing or a curse for Shapiro.

more: http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-rendell-endorses-shapiro-for-attorney-general-20160203-story.html
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Thu Feb 4, 2016, 08:52 AM (1 replies)

McGinty Wins Endorsement From SEIU

Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for Senate, today gained the support of the Services Employees International Union.

“I am honored to have the support of SEIU which represents hundreds of thousands of workers across the country, including 80,000 workers in Pennsylvania,” said Katie McGinty. “As the daughter of a police officer and a restaurant hostess, I have the utmost respect for hardworking women and men who give it their all to provide for themselves and their families. No one working full time should live in poverty in this country, which is why I fully support SEIU’s “Fight for $15″ campaign for a living wage. SEIU and I are also dedicated to ensuring access to affordable and quality healthcare, universal pre-K, increasing college affordability and protecting Social Security and Medicare. I look forward to working in partnership with SEIU to give workers a fighting chance.”

“No candidate in this race is as committed to standing with working families as Katie McGinty,” said Neal Bisno, President of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. “She has marched with hospital workers fighting for good jobs, has been a champion for homecare and nursing home workers, and was the first candidate to announce her support for raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. She is a proven leader who will work to grow the middle class, ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare and education, and expand job training programs. The nurses and healthcare workers of Pennsylvania are excited to help make Katie McGinty the first woman U.S. Senator in the history of our state!”

McGinty has won the support of Governor Tom Wolf, elected officials. state and local groups including labor, women’s advocacy and environmental organizations.

more: http://www.politicspa.com/pa-sen-mcginty-wins-endorsement-from-seiu/72398/
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Feb 3, 2016, 08:49 AM (0 replies)

Reality check: Clinton leads the delegate race 385-29

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=democratic%20delegate%20count&eob=D/2/short/m.09c7w0/
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Feb 3, 2016, 08:45 AM (31 replies)

Sanders says Obama not trying to 'tip scales' for Clinton

Source: The Hill

Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he doesn’t believe President Obama is trying to tip the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race for the White House.

Obama praised his former secretary of State this week in an interview with Politico, saying she would be more ready to be president on her first day in office than anyone who had not previously served as vice president.

Two days after the interview, Sanders was at the White House meeting with Obama.

“There was some discussion the other day about a Politico interview where he was tipping the scales towards Secretary Clinton. I don’t believe that at all,” the Vermont senator told reporters after a 45-minute Oval Office meeting.

The senator noted that Obama campaigned for him during his race for Senate in 2006.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/267202-sanders-says-obama-not-trying-to-tip-scales-for-clinton
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:06 PM (18 replies)

Sanders says Obama not trying to 'tip scales' for Clinton

Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he doesn’t believe President Obama is trying to tip the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race for the White House.

Obama praised his former secretary of State this week in an interview with Politico, saying she would be more ready to be president on her first day in office than anyone who had not previously served as vice president.

Two days after the interview, Sanders was at the White House meeting with Obama.

“There was some discussion the other day about a Politico interview where he was tipping the scales towards Secretary Clinton. I don’t believe that at all,” the Vermont senator told reporters after a 45-minute Oval Office meeting.

more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/267202-sanders-says-obama-not-trying-to-tip-scales-for-clinton
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:05 PM (1 replies)

Has Senator Sanders even bothered to inform the Senate that he has changed parties?

I know that he is saying that he is now a Democrat. But has he formally informed the Senate about this? He is still listed as an independent on roll call votes:

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=2&vote=00005

His Senate seat is up for reelection in two years. If he doesn't get elected President, will he actually run for reelection as a Democrat?
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Tue Jan 26, 2016, 09:09 AM (35 replies)

MU professor Melissa Click, who called for ‘muscle’ to remove reporter, charged with assault

Source: Kansas City Star

COLUMBIA - Melissa Click, the University of Missouri communications professor who garnered widespread scorn for trying to physically remove a student reporter from a campus protest, was formally charged with assault Monday morning.

A spokeswoman for the Columbia Prosecutor’s Office said Click was being charged with third degree assault, a class C misdemeanor that carries a possible 15-day jail sentence.

Click was caught on video calling for “some muscle” to remove a student reporter from an area on the university’s flagship campus where protesters had gathered. The protests eventually led to the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and Mizzou Chancellor R. Bown Loftin. Click, however, remains as an assistant professor in the Department of Communications.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article56443200.html
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Mon Jan 25, 2016, 11:47 AM (53 replies)

It's not red baiting if it is true

If a candidate openly admits that they are a socialist, that's fair game.

If a candidate honeymooned in the Soviet Union, that's fair game.

If a candidate has a history of supporting the Sandinistas, it's fair game.

If a candidate used to have a Soviet flag hanging in his office, it's fair game.

If a candidate has lavished praise on Fidel Castro, it's fair game.

Welcome to the big leagues, Senator Sanders. Enjoy your stay.
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Thu Jan 21, 2016, 01:26 PM (7 replies)

Has Senator Sanders criticized Hillary for calling for new sanctions on Iran?

His supporters have been apoplectic all day over this, but as far as I know he has been silent on the issue.
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Sun Jan 17, 2016, 05:21 PM (3 replies)

John Morganelli says he'll run for Pennsylvania attorney general

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the Democratic nomination for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's job.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Tuesday he'll launch his campaign early next year.

He's been the county's chief law enforcement officer for 24 years.

At least three other Democrats also want the nomination.

more: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/elections/mc-northampton-da-morganelli-to-run-for-ag-20151215-story.html
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Jan 13, 2016, 01:12 PM (2 replies)
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