Chesco GOP Tribunal Fizzles

Chesco GOP Tribunal Fizzles — A Chester County Republican tribunal scheduled for last night, Aug. 3, fizzled when none of the committeewomen accused of being bad girls in the May 16 primary election showed.

Veronica Pidge of 405 precinct in East Nottingham simply wrote them and said she wasn’t going.

Nancy Gifford of 356 precinct in East Marlborough South told them she would be out of town and was given a continuance.

Donna Ellingsen of 215 precinct in Elk Township asked for a continuance to gather witness statements but was refused.

So she declined to attend.

She suspected the matter had already been decided.

The issue appears to concern a sample ballot the women distributed that didn’t included a couple of candidates endorsed by the county party.

Donna said any sample ballot would have been paid for by each individual and the candidates who may have been left off were people they did not feel comfortable endorsing.

In some cases, some names may have fallen through the cracks and some mistakes were caught in time, she said.

She notes that it isn’t definitively stated in the Chesco bylaws that committeepeople have to back a particular candidate in a primary election — what are primaries for after all? — as long as they back the winning candidate in the general.

That this is allowed is spelled out in the state GOP bylaws.

She further points out that the county GOP neglected to provide their own official sample ballots in time leaving the committeepeople to have to pay for their own.

The women are some of the most popular and successful committeepeople Chesco has, and their areas are among the tops in turnout for the GOP.

Chesco GOP Tribunal Fizzles

Tabas Zoom Didn’t Satisfy Activists; Suspicions Remain

Tabas Zoom Didn’t Satisfy Activists; Suspicions Remain — Josh Prince told Chesco United, last night, July 28, that Lawrence Tabas’ Zoom with county party bosses two days earlier was ineffective and impotent. It gave no resolution to the disunity bubbling among Pennsylvania Republicans.

Prince is a Berks County attorney who was a Commonwealth Court primary candidate. He had written a series of blog posts describing how GOP establishmentarian leaders have been purging Trump supporters and others who put the middle class ahead of corporatism.

Prince said Tabas, the state GOP chairman, declared that he shouldn’t have to deal with county issues. He told the bosses to resolve the matter themselves. He suggested that non-conformists merely be assigned extra door-knocking rather than be expelled.

Those targeted, however, had not violated any bylaws, Prince said. Fights are allowed in direct-election primaries. He noted that in one contentious Chester County issue, party leaders neglected to provide sample ballots leaving the locals to get their own printed in which they omitted the name of an endorsed county judicial candidate whom they did not favor.

Rather than blame the hard-working volunteers, perhaps the ire should be directed at the Chesco bosses.

They really didn’t distribute sample ballots?

Attending the event were some of Chester County’s most active and effective volunteers.

There was much talk of selective boycotts of state candidates. This would be a tragedy considering the importance of November’s election.

It was also claimed that the state party is getting marching orders from Matthew Brouillette’s Commonwealth Partners which promotes issues beloved by the globalist corporate class. 

It was speculated that the reasons for the purge were to decrease Trump supporters for the 2024 campaign and increase supporters for Dave McCormick who is expected to try again for a U.S. Senate seat.

McCormick was accused of being affiliated with the World Economic Forum. He had been CEO of Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund, before he entered politics.

Tabas Zoom Didn't Satisfy Activists; Suspicions Remain

Tabas Zoom Didn’t Satisfy Activists; Suspicions Remain

Rick Loughery Has Young Republicans In Turmoil

Rick Loughery Has Young Republicans In Turmoil — Val DiGiorgio’s legacy is metastasizing as the Young Republican National Federation has succumbed to its poison.

DiGiorgio resigned as Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman in 2019 after a sex scandal. Before his unfortunate promotion to state boss, he ruled the Chester County GOP, also unfortunately as his friends were not the friends of the little guys and gals who depend on political leaders to watch their backs.

Rick Loughery Has Young Republicans In Turmoil
Rick Loughery

Val’s handpicked successor as Chesco party boss was Rick Loughery who was the county recorder of deeds, as well as head of the Pennsylvania Young Republicans.

Val’s fall, though, didn’t stop Rick from rising. He became chairman of the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) in 2019.

And since then, the YRNF has been beset by turmoil. The Florida chapter — a state where Republicans have doing particularly well — has declared its intent to withdraw, and an insurgency is challenging the leadership team placed by Loughery.

Oh Val, we were hoping we could forget you.

Rick Loughery Has Young Republicans In Turmoil

Val DiGiorgio Is Back And Backing Jessica Florio

Val DiGiorgio Is Back And Backing Jessica Florio — That wasn’t that long, was it? Val DiGiorgio, the former Pennsylvania GOP chairman and epitome of a political hack, is back and backing Jessica Florio for the 44th District State Senate Seat.

He and his entourage of usual suspects are sponsoring a dinner for her, March 9, at Anthony’s Cucina Fresca in Downingtown.

Val DiGiorgio Is Back And Backing Jessica Florio
The entourage of usual suspects

Prices range from $50 to $1,000 per plate.

The 44th District is represented by Democrat Katie J. Muth and includes much of northern Chester County along with parts of Montgomery and Berks counties.

If Ms. Florio has a primary opponent vote for that person on May 17. If she should end up being the nominee, vote for the Democrat.

Sorry Jessica, a kiss from Val is the kiss of death.

Better the snake be outside the tent than in. The times are changing. See yesterday’s story.

Val DiGiorgio Is Back And Backing Jessica Florio

Ending Chesco Inquisition Drama

Ending Chesco Inquisition Drama — We’ve been told that we never properly ended our Chesco Inquisition story that started on New Year’s Eve 2015 when we wrote how Elks Township committeewoman Donna Ellingsen was ordered to appear before a board of inquisitors for supporting conservatives and opposing the corruption and incompetence rampant in the Chester County GOP establishment.

Ending Chesco Inquisition Drama
The winner

Yeah, hindsight proved her 100 percent right.

After much drama, her constituents ended up promoting her to Area 19 chairwoman, and of course her number one adversary Val DiGiorgio ended up slinking off in disgrace for other matters.

Even though Donna ended up as area chairwoman the party leadership went after her again.

Anyway, we were told we never reported that in March 2018, a tribunal of area chairs cleared her albeit through gritted teeth.

Victory is sweet.

Ending Chesco Inquisition Drama

Val DiGiorgio Quits Due To Sex Scandal

Val DiGiorgio Quits Due To Sex Scandal — Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so Told ya so told ya so told ya so told ya so

Val DiGiorgio Quits Due To Sex Scandal
Ha ha

Val DiGiorgio, the Pennsylvania Republican boss who we are convinced has been some kind of saboteur since his days as Chester County GOP chairman, has been caught carrying on sexting relationship with Republican Philadelphia City Council candidate Irina Goldstein.

Yes, it reportedly involves an explicit picture of an excited Little Val.

How stupid can people be?

Val is married as we have noted before.

He resigned today his post as Pennsylvania GOP Chairman and submitted a letter saying “It is with regret, after much thought and consideration, that I am resigning as chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania effective immediately.”

He said “A recent media report contains gross mischaracterizations of mutual consensual communications between myself and a former primary candidate. My resignation should in no way be confused with confirmation of these mischaracterization.”

A new chairman will be picked sometime this summer.

Lawrence Tabas, a well-admired and wise attorney with deep Republican roots, apparently also saw DiGiorgio for what he is and took him on in 2017 in the fight to lead the Pennsylvania Republicans. Tabas lost by just two votes despite intense pressure from party insiders to vote for DiGiorgio.

Tabas would make a great replacement.

Wonder how the gang at Stradley Ronon is taking this? How about Val’s good buddy and Dem star Josh Shapiro? You know he’s not happy.

The Republicans might survive now in this state.

Note the Republicans in Val’s Chesco bailiwick were told not to mention Donald Trump just last April.

Val DiGiorgio Quits Due To Sex Scandal

GOP Bosses Diss Trump In Chesco?

GOP Bosses Diss Trump In Chesco? — A little birdie has told us that Chester County Republican party bosses are telling the area chairpeople not to mention Donald Trump.

GOP Bosses Diss Trump In Chesco?

We believe it considering the string of Chester County GOP failures that can be directly tied to how the in-it-for-themselves leaders chased away the most honest and dedicated people seeking involvement in GOP affairs.

Hey party leaders, we are Americans first and the Republican Party is just a means to an end. It’s not our religion. We can tolerate to some degree you getting a comfortable lifestyle from your politicking, but spit on us and you will lose it.

GOP Bosses Diss Trump In Chesco?

Pennsylvania Meltdown Has Trump Concerned

Pennsylvania Meltdown Has Trump Concerned — The horrific performance by the Pennsylvania Republican Party in the last two elections is getting the attention of national GOP leaders including Donald Trump.

Pennsylvania Meltdown Has Trump  Concerned
Well played, Val. Well played.

And our old pal Val is finding himself behind the eight-ball.

“The bleeding has led a faction of Republicans to point their fingers at the state party chairman: Val DiGiorgio, who hails from populous and increasingly Democratic southeastern Pennsylvania,”’s Holly Otterbein reported today (Dec. 17).

Valentine DiGiorgio, who took charge of the Chester County GOP when Chesco was still Republican, became state boss in February 2017 beating widely respected attorney Lawrence Tabas by just two votes.

“The list of complaints about DiGiorgio is long,” Ms Otterbein wrote. “He’s a bad fundraiser. His staff is anemic. Though he eventually got behind Trump in 2016, he initially backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the primary.”

Note after Rubio was eliminated, DiGiorgio got behind Ohio Gov.  John Kasich’s bizarre attempt to force a brokered convention. 

Anyway, a lot of criticism of Val assumes mere incompetence. The poor kid is out of his depth so to speak.

We think that is unfair. We think Val is doing a supremely good job for his prime employer, namely the Philadelphia-based political fixing firm Stradley Ronon, which is a strong backer of all things Deep State and never-Trump.

By the way, Pennsylvania Attorney General and rising Democrat star Josh Shapiro also has close ties with Stradley Ronon. Unlike Val, his career is doing well. 

Pennsylvania Meltdown Has Trump Concerned

DiGiorgio Must Step Down As State GOP Chairman

DiGiorgio Must Step Down As State GOP Chairman — Val DiGiorgo stepped down as Chester County Republican Party Chairman on Dec. 7 but remains the head of the State GOP.

By Jane Taylor Toal

Former Congressman, Chaka Fattah, received a 10-year sentence for federal corruption in the 2nd District of Philadelphia, which is traditionally supported by the PA GOP, and was convicted of the VICO Act violations and other related crimes, which hosts a 2-year sentence. Also receiving this sentence was Herbert Vederman. Mr. Vederman was a Senior Consultant for the government and public affairs group, Stradley, Ronan, Stevens, and Young, LLC, a Philadelphia based law firm.

DiGiorgio Must Step Down As State GOP Chairman
Val DiGiorgio

Valentino F. DiGiorgio III chaired the banking and public finance sections, while being a partner. Government and public affairs were considered part of his “focus.” The PA GOP Chairman is currently employed at said firm. Pennsylvania Attorney General Joshua Shapiro (D) was counsel at the firm. Mr. Shapiro obtained employment for Mr. DiGiorgio’s wife in Montgomery County, consisting of a 6-figure income. The Attorney General still practices general corporate work, real estate, and regulatory compliance with the LLC. Firms such as these in our great Commonwealth should be shut down.

The Chair was elected to this position at the Republican Convention on February 4, 2017, in Hershey.

A close friend has a long history of supporting big government causes in Chester County. Alex Rahn is reputed to be the brains behind a shadow group named United Republicans of Chester County, has tried unsuccessfully to remove committee people from Elk and East Nottingham Townships. Mr. Rahn directed activities for the late Senator Arlen Specter, who represented both the Republican and Democrat political parties in 2003/2004. Can we say “collusion?”

Flash forward to the 2018 gubernatorial race, the PA GOP Chair accepted monies for the support and endorsement of the flawed and publicly violent candidate, Scott Wagner. Six State Committee members wrote a letter of disgust stating that they were lied to and deceived by Mr. DiGiorgio, their party boss. They referenced facts pertaining to said candidate which were held from them and they found these to be vile and did not want to be included in this support. A separate letter, via grassroots activists, also asked him to withdraw his endorsement, and was received with no reply.

With this being said, the Chair is no friend to those with opposing views. He uses his bully tactics and back room schemes to promote his status quo establishment agenda. As a registered Republican voter of theCommonwealth of Pennsylvania, I am calling for the letter of resignation of Mr. Valentino F. DiGiorgio III. He is not a friend of We the People. Politics is placed before the Keystone state’s citizens. This gentleman deceives those with whom have placed their trust in him.

The deadline for this will be the date of May 18, 2019,which is the day prior to our primary election. A special election will need to be held for his replacement.

Ms. Toal  is president and CEO of Citizens for Liberty

DiGiorgio Must Step Down As State GOP Chairman

Val DiGiorgio Quitting Chesco?

Val DiGiorgio Quitting Chesco?
Hitting the iceberg is a full-time job.

Val DiGiorgio Quitting Chesco? — It’s being reported that Val “Republican Titanic” DiGiorgio  wants to step down as Chester County Republican leader to focus full time on his responsibilities as state GOP chairman.

We’re not sure if that’s a good thing.

Hey Val, have you considered stepping down from Stradley Ronon, Pennsylvania’s premier political fixing firm?

Just kidding.

Names bandied as replacements include Rick Loughery, the Chester County Recorder of Deeds, Steven Sansone, local Republican Party Executive Vice Chair, and Joe Toner, Uwchlan Township Industrial Development Authority President.

We’re not sure if that’s a good thing either.


Val DiGiorgio Quitting Chesco?