The LuLac Eition #1486, Feb. 21st, 2011
Okay here’s a gut reaction prediction on my part for the 2012 Presidential race. I know New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has said he will not run for President. I know he said he wants to finish the job he started as Governor of New Jersey. I know that he even told an interviewer that he needed to learn a lot more before he took the step into a Presidential race. But he has started a political PAC (which on its surface doesn’t mean much) and has started to become more defensive of his budget moves in the Garden State. (Can never understand why they call it the Garden State but I digress). With the Conservatives hearts with Ron Paul and the establishment behind Mitt Romney (because it’s his turn) I can see that neither of those men have a passionate base. Look for a straight talking guy like Christie to fill that void. Just a gut feeling but one I thought I’d share.
CONGRESS ON CAMPUS
Both newly elected United States Congressmen from Northeast Pennsylvania will speak about their transition to the new positions at a free public forum, titled “Congress on Campus,” to be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, in the Burke Auditorium of the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s College.
Lou Barletta, a Republican from the 11th District, and Tom Marino, a Republican from the 10th District, will speak about their experiences so far in the 112th Congress. A question-and-answer session will follow. The event marks the first time both Congressmen have appeared together at a local public forum since their election.
The event is being sponsored by the Political Science and Mass Communications Departments at King’s College as well as the Communications Club and the student radio station, WRKC, 88.5 FM. The forum will be broadcast live on WYLN-TV, Hazleton, and WRKC. WYLN TV 35 is on Channel 7 Service Electric Wilkes Barre. The William G. McGowan School of Business is located at the corner of N. River and W. Union streets. Free parking will be available in King’s-owned parking lots.
The Luzerne County Young Democrats will be having their first meeting of 2011. Here are the details:
Wednesday, February 23 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location Barnes and Noble, Downtown Wilkes-Barre
Don’t let that 3 hour time frame scare you off. After official business the “party” is moved to Bart and Urby’s down the street.
Mike Blazick who ran for Judge in Luzerne County the last time and scored big with newspaper endorsements will be back again for a run at one of the 6 open seats. Blazick will kick off his campaign Tuesday night at 6PM on Rodano’s on Public Square.
Riding down River Street in Wilkes Barre I saw Attorney Jennifer Rogers smiling face on a huge billboard promoting her candidacy for Luzerne County Judge. Also Mike Vough is on the radio steering people to his web site. Again, any Judicial candidates interested in participating with a joint project between LuLac and WYLN TV 35, please e mail your advertising or contact people information to TheLuLacPoloiticalLetter@gmail.com.