The LuLac Edition #1130, Mar. 24th, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: GOP STATE REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATE JIM O'MEARA, THE VERY FIRST SATURDAY INTERVIEW SUBJECT ON LULAC, THE COORS LITE GIRL AND ME, AND IN THE BOTTOM PHOTO TOM "MR. GLUM" CHIPILEWSKI, ME, AUSTIN FORD'S DAD AND AUSTIN FORD.
Jim Wansacz is launching the first TV ad in his campaign for the state senate, focusing on his hard work for constituents during his time in the State House. The 60-second ad, which will run over 1,000 times during the next two weeks, details the story of Kyle Miller, a local farmer who lost his leg in a tractor accident. The Miller family spent 9 months trying to get Kyle a new leg without gaining approval. Finally, they contacted Jim, and after only 4 days, he was able to secure approval for Kyle's new leg. "Throughout this campaign, Jim's going to be highlighting his record on the tough challenges ahead: creating jobs, reducing property taxes, educating our kids for the 21st Century, and expanding access to quality, affordable health care," said Wansacz campaign manager Tony Coppola. "We also, however, want to ensure that voters know about Jim's record of working on behalf of individual constituents. This is the type of constituent services that Jim has provided for the last 10 years and will continue to provide if elected to the state senate. Kyle's story is only one demonstration of a career of fighting for Northeastern Pennsylvanians." Here are two of his ads:
O'MEARA SAYS THANKS
State Representative candidate Jim O'Meara issued the following statement. He's running against Eddie Day Pashinski in the 121st. First, I would like to thank everyone who helped me in any way during the Primary Election petition drive.
Whether you offered words of encouragement, gathered signatures ...one or a hundred, each and every one was critical... or simply gave me a pat on the back and said: "Go get'em!" I was deeply moved by all the help I received. It spurred me on as I knocked on countless doors to gather signatures. When the dust cleared, we had 436 signatures ...well over the 300 required and all gathered over a very short period of time. It is a testament to the spirit and determination of the 6th District that we were successful in getting these filed and getting me on the ballot.
God Bless each and every one of you for your hard work and your words of encouragement. To see people willing to work so hard for me was humbling and inspirational.
BLOGGER MEET UP
This is positively annoying but I’m posting it anyway. I’m not much for going out because at my age I pretty much hate people. But my friend Gort 42 puts these blogger meet ups together and the last time he and Mrs. Gort scored me a hat from the young hottie Coors Lite girl that was ethically bound not to give me the hat until after 9:30PM at Dan’s Keystone Grille. I had to leave before then because I had something to do the next day but Gort God Bless ‘em and that hottie from Coors scored me the hat. Most everyone who knows me realizes I’m a hat whore and will do just about anything, bend any principle for a hat unless of course it is a right wing tea party or post 1996 GOP (that’s the year I voted for Bob Dole) hat. So I owe Gort big time and you just never know there might be another Coors Lite hottie around to talk to. (As a matter of fact that Coors lite hottie actually was the start of our regular Saturday Interview feature) so maybe I better go and discover another feature for the old blog here. Plus I hear that the local Michael Smeconish look a like, Joe Valenti (the live one) is going to be there. So here are the details. The next blogger meetup will be Friday March 26th at Rooney's Irish Pub 67 S. Main St. Pittston, PA 18704 starting at 5PM. There is big bar area with tables off to the side and plenty of free parking across the street where the Tomato Festival is held. It's easy to find just drive north on River Street from W-B and it's on the left.It looks like we will have a good turnout. So far I have received confirmation from about 15 campaigns for Congress, State Senate and State House that the candidate and/or supporters will be attending. That includes Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Pastafarians. See you there but if it stinks I’m leaving early to see the Vogues and Grassroots at the Kirby.