Gov. Tom Wolf will lead a rally for Leanne Krueger-Braneky, 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 1, at the Swarthmore train station at Chester Road and Park Avenue.
Ms. Krueger-Braneky is the official Democrat in the special election for the vacant 161st District Pennsylvania State House seat.
The Republican-endorsed Democrat is Paul Mullen who gets a $130,000 salary as business manager of Local 654 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and by all accounts intends to keep it even if he should win the election..
Until a just a few short weeks ago Mullen had been campaigning hard for Democrats as liberal as Ms. Krueger-Braneky. In fact, if I lived in the district, I’d seriously consider voting for her. OK, I’d write in Mickey Mouse but, really, I would rather have her in the legislature than Mullen. She’d be far less of an obstacle to advancing the cause of the necessary reforms to keep the taxpayers from being crushed by the corruption, especially the legal corruption, rampant in our capital city.
Fortunately, in this round I would not have to vote for the naive leftist or write in Mickey.
There is an honest person who cares about homeowner, the parent and the elderly person on a fixed income.
Her name is Lisa Esler and she has launched a write-in campaign that has a fair shot at winning.
The election is Aug. 4.