Respected attorney Lawrence Tabas has announced his candidacy for chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.
The leading alternative is Chesco GOP Chairman Val DiGiorgio, whose incompetency has weakened that once-powerful county organization. He has demoralized the most dedicated Republicans — many of whom now consider themselves former Republicans — for go-along/get-along-toe-the-party-line-at-all-cost types.
What is especially damning is that he did not even bother to try to win over dissenters but launched what could fairly be called a purge. That is the very definition of bad leadership.
A DiGiorgio chairmanship could very well be the end of the Pennsylvania Republican Party.
Tabas is general counsel of the state Republican Party. Even those he beats in court respect him. He has been a Republican activist for 38 years and has worked with candidates at every level.
And he knows what the job of party chairman is.
“Our mission will be to build a grassroots party that has 67 county parties that are stronger than the year before,” he said in the announcement of his candidacy. “In the next four years, we must achieve the following: win the Governor’s office; win an additional U.S. Senate seat; keep and expand our Congressional, State Senate, and State House majorities; win the row offices and judicial races; and re-elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence. “
He has pledged not to take a salary or do lobbying while chairman.
“I will serve as a volunteer Chairman and will not accept any legal work from the State Committee or any other Republican committees.. I have not been, nor will I be, a registered lobbyist, using my position for personal or professional benefit,” he said. “I also will go a step further and fully disclose all the state committee business to our membership so there are no conflicts of interest. I will be accountable to you by visiting all 67 counties every year.”
Top that Val, LOL.