Considering that union boss John Kane handily fell to Tom McGarrigle last November while running as a Democrat, and considering that union boss Paul Mullen lost yesterday in what should have been a Republican gimmee while running as a Republican, and considering that John Kane endorsed Paul Mullen this race, maybe the leaderships of both parties should figure a union connection is the kiss of death in Delaware County, Pa.
Mullen, FWIW, was not just endorsed by the trades but by the PSEA which is the public teachers union.
The winner of the race Leanne Krueger-Braneky did get the endorsements of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 which represents the state store workers, and the SEIU so don’t expect her to back the necessary reforms anymore than Mullen would have.
She will take the side of the Gary Schultzes of the world rather than the widow on Social Security or the married couple with two kids who just bought a home. She will fight against privatizing the State Store system.
So she is neither a friend of common sense or compassion and will have to be fought herself.
But those of the 161st District can only blame the county and state Republicans that she is their representative.
Union Kiss Of Death In Delco