Pileggi has been under fire from conservative groups and has come under fire from newcomer Sen. Scott Wagner of the 28th District for the inability to get commonsense consumer and taxpayer oriented reforms in the state that would gore the oxen of the state’s powerful and wealthy unions but would make life a lot easier for everybody else.
We have been asked to compile a list of Pileggi’s major contributors.
After going through Pileggi’s 34 pages of contributions for 2014 on the state’s campaign finance website, we have found these groups that have donated at least five figures to Friends of Dominic Pileggi. (Regarding Steam Fitters Local 449, we figure a steamfitter is a steamfitter.)
University City Housing Company
Vahan H. Gureghian
CARPENTERS LEG. PROGRAM OF GREATER PA PAC
CARPENTERS PAC OF PHILADELPHIA & VICINITY
LOCAL 66 PAC CLUB
Local Union #98 I.B.E.W, Committee on Political Education
PA FUTURE FUND (business)
PENNSYLVANIA HORSEBREEDER’S ASSOCIATION INC PAC
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Robert C Robb, Jr.
Comcast Corp & NBCUniversal PAC
Pennsylvania Healthcare Assoc. PAC
Steamfitters’ Local Union 420 Committee on Political Education Fund
Steam Fitters Local 449 PAC Fund
However, a supporter of Pileggi sent us the following list of contributors to Corman for 2014 and noted that Corman was a yes vote on the pay raise and pension hike.
10 20 2014
3 24 2014
For the People
3 24 2014
(PAC formed by former Democratic State Rep. Jennifer Mann with leftover campaign money. Mann now Chairs the PAC)
Committee for a Better Tomorrow (Philly Trial Lawyers)
3 28 2014
AFSCME Council 13 PAC
2 26 2014
Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19
3 28 2014
LAWPAC (Statewide Trial Lawyers)
800 North Third Street 2nd Floor
10 9 2014
APSCUF/CAP-PA (State University Faculty)
3 24 2014
Steamfitters Local 449 PAC
1 6 2014
Can we wish a pox on both houses?
Truthfully, we suspect that both men are smart enough to read the very large writing put on the wall by the voters in the once union-dominated states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and remember the fate of soon-to-be former Gov. Tom Corbett. They are also smart enough to know they are being watched and being held accountable.
To our Tea Party friends who see bright red whenever they look at Pileggi’s name, stop making it personal. If Pileggi should win, focus on issues. To use a local example, a new $150 million high school is being proposed for Springfield. Repealing the prevailing wage law will cut the cost greatly with some estimating it could be by as much as $30 million. The unions that contribute to both men but especially Pileggi don’t want the law to change. We suspect it would be far more effective to focus on the issue of saving elderly and unemployed people a lot of money while getting a school built rather than about how Pileggi is a bad, bad, bad person.
And that is the Pileggi vs Corman – Tale Of The Tape.
Pileggi vs Corman – Tale Of The Tape.