The LuLac Edition #3315, October 06, 2016
Josh Shapiro has a 2-to-1 advantage in campaign funds on hand as the campaign enters its final month. $1.4 million cash on hand for Shapiro, $700k on hand for Rafferty. An important strategic edge for Josh. Our paid media campaign will be very robust -- and twice as large as our opponent's. We're very confident in our plan.
Josh is attracting broad, bipartisan support, from Republican law enforcement officials like DA Jim Martin in Lehigh County and NEPA's own Joe Peters, a former drug prosecutor who ran of course as a Republican for Attorney General in the primary. Josh has also been endorsed by the FOP Lodge 5 in Phila, the largest police union in the state.
Josh is attracting bipartisan support because he has -- far and away - the more substantive plans to do the job of Attorney General in this race. From his plans to protect consumers, seniors and veterans from scammers, to his integrity agenda to bring a much stronger sense of ethics back to the AG's Office and state government, to his pledge to protect our constitutional rights to clean air and water and a thorough and efficient public education, Josh is running to do the job of Attorney General. Our opponent seems to mostly want to be Attorney General. A real difference between the candidates.
A strong, large Democratic majority vote is expected in Phila and the surrounding suburbs, to more than counteract the effect of the conservative T In the center and northern parts of the state.
There are about 900,000 more Democratic voters then Republican voters in Pennsylvania. In a presidential election year, turnout is always higher. The Democratic candidate in a statewide race like Attorney General -- Josh Shapiro -- will benefit from the Democratic registration edge and turnout in a presidential year.
In the latest statewide polling, by Franklin and Marshall College, Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 9 percentage points -- another key factor favoring Democratic candidates down the ballot such as Josh.
So with the Democratic edge as well as a decent showing by Hillary Clinton, it is not a far fetched idea that the energetic Shapiro who beat out two other contenders in the Democratic primary just might have this.
So it appears that Donald Trump’s campaign just paid the bill for the police service he got in Wilkes Barre Township when he made his last Arena visit in April. Much has been made of this and I guess you can say if this guy was such a great businessman maybe he should have paid the bill in a timely manner. But my experience with businessmen is that they wait until the very last minute to pay any bill. That said, I did work for a company that had as its policy was to pay their vendors first. But guys like Trump get and stay rich by not doing that. Some will pay, others will stiff workers like Trump did.
But campaigns are a different animal. In my experience with them, campaigns are chaotic and after the stop is over staffers are concentrating on the next leg. So while 5 months is not admirable it is understandable to me with the Trump effort (which is run nationally by a small staff) relies on local volunteers sometimes left to their own devices. So I’ll give him a pass on this one. However the next story illustrates how local campaigns sometime cope with a big event.
Pence was unflappable and had the better stage presence. But he was doing more denying then
St. Peter was on Holy Thursday. That will help him with his base but make for some pretty interesting ads before election day.
Keane came out too hot and kind of channeled Trump by his interruptions. I think he could have made his points by waiting. He missed a few opportunities to remind voters that Pence is to the way right of most Republicans. But he did reinforce the fact that Trump is not qualified.
As a matter of fact by jabbing at Pence, and by Pence’s cool reaction, that contrast was made not only by the peripatetic Virginia Senator but the calm politico from Indiana.
This week's guest is Lackawanna County Recycling Coordinator Barbara Giovagnoli. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA Sports Radio 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.
ECTV Live will welcome Movie writer/producer Chris Fetchko to the program during the week of October 10th. Fetchko, a West Hazleton native who now lives in Mountaintop, is preparing for the regional premier of his movie "All In Time" at the Kirby in Wilkes-Barre on October 16th.
Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. . The show will run Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on WILK, and on KRZ, Froggy and Max 102 early Sunday morning.
Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”
Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.
The Doo-Wop Sock Hop can be heard every Sunday night from 6P to 9P on “105 The River (104.9 FM) Host is the incomparable Bobby V. www.105theriver.net www.doowopsockhop.net.