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14th Ward Ind. Dems Endorsements for Primary 2012

Here is the press release from the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club on their endorsements for the spring 2012 primary elections.  (We noticed they have a new website too – looking forward to following their new blog).

14th WARD CLUB BACKS MURPHY FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

Gainey Endorsed for State Representative

The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club has endorsed Patrick Murphy for Pennsylvania State Attorney General. At its annual endorsement meeting Sunday the club also selected Ed Gainey over incumbent Joe Preston as its choice to represent the 24th District in the state House of Representatives.

Candidates spoke to club members and answered questions at the club’s meeting at the Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink. The Democratic primary election is set for Tuesday, April 24.

With more than 18,000 registered Democrats, the 14th Ward is the largest ward in Allegheny County and second largest in the state.  The Ward includes all or part of Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, North Point Breeze, Regent Square, Park Place and Swisshelm Park.

The Club, which is not affiliated with the Democratic Committee of Allegheny County, is the oldest independent Democratic club in the country and has made annual candidate endorsements for more than 40 years.  Its endorsements are printed in a Voters Guide and mailed to likely Democratic voters in the ward.  The endorsements are also posted at the club’s website http://www.pgh14widc.org

The Club’s open endorsement process allows members to hear candidates present their positions before casting their votes for the office seekers that best match their values.

Here is the club’s full slate of endorsed candidates:

  • US Congress - 14th District: Mike Doyle
  • US Senate:  Bob Casey
  • PA Attorney General: Patrick Murphy
  • PA Auditor General:  Eugene DePasquale
  • PA Treasurer:  Robert McCord
  • PA Senate – 43rd District: Jay Costa
  • PA House of Representatives:
  • 23rd District: Dan Frankel
  • 24th District: Edward Gainey
  • 34th District: Paul Costa
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  • Jeanne Clark

    Re: Murphy endorsement. Nice to see the guys getting together and giving their buddy another shot at public office, even if he's far more qualified for something else. And they wonder why we have so few women in public office here. Nominate Murphy and in the fall, we'll continue the Republicans' streak of controlling the AG's office.