PA-8: DePasquale Headlines New Endorsements for Santarsiero

santarsieroState Representative and Democratic Congressional candidate Steve Santarsiero unveiled his latest list of endorsements.

The most prominent name included was Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

“If Democrats are going to flip this red seat back into Democratic hands we need someone like Steve Santarsiero: a proven fighter, a devoted public servant and a family man with deep local ties,” said Auditor General DePasquale. “Santarsiero is the only candidate in this race who I know can win a tough campaign and will go to Congress to work on behalf of all Pennsylvanians while standing up to the Washington special interests.”

Santarsiero also won the support of former Congressman Joe Hoeffel, the Union of Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 and the Solebury Democrats.

“Steve Santarsiero’s record of standing up for working families and fighting for Pennsylvania jobs is what we need in Congress,” said UFCW Local 1776 President, Wendell Young, IV. “ We are proud to support Steve. He has been a proven fighter for the members of our Local in Harrisburg, and will continue to be a great advocate for the working men and women of our union in Washington, D.C.”

“I’m proud to have the support of so many people and organizations willing to stand with me,” Santarsiero responded. “I have a record of working to create good-paying Pennsylvanian jobs, standing up to the NRA by authoring our state’s universal background check bill, voting against the governor of my own party to oppose fracking in state forests and turning down perks of office and my own pay while the state failed to pass a budget. I’m ready to run on my record and earn the Democratic Party’s nomination one vote at a time.”

The State Rep. is running against 2014 candidate Shaughnessy Naughton in the Democratic primary.

The 8th district consists of all of Bucks County as well as part of upper Montgomery County.

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 11 Comments

11 thoughts on “PA-8: DePasquale Headlines New Endorsements for Santarsiero”

  1. Brad Kirsch says:

    The endorsement meeting of local Democratic Party Committee people will be this Saturday. I suggest that the committee support will be a key determinator of who is likely to win the Primary elections. All politics is local in congressional elections.

    Thus, all of the speculation should not concentrate on who funds which candidate! Races in Bucks will most probably be determined by who actually lives in the local communities in Bucks. We locals don’t really like when anyone tries to buy our votes. We have minds and we understand issues that affect our real lives.

  2. undecided says:

    Hannah, it looks like you WORK for steve. interesting…

  3. 31st Voter says:

    Jack, only if those values are unprincipled and morally deficient. Steve is the type of politician that creates the bad stereotype for all the other politicians. He’ll lie to your face to get a vote, pretends to be moderate but is just another hack, and could care less about the voters – all he cares about is becoming someone since his wife makes the money and he’s a nobody.

  4. Rob Henderson says:

    Shaughnessey has no endorsements from the district. Most of her endorsements are coming from congressmen and women who don’t represent our district, let alone the state!

  5. Jack Lemaks says:

    Steve Santarsiero represents the values of the eigth district and does not bend to the whims of out of state money.

  6. Hannah Goda says:

    Shaughnessy can raise a bunch of outside money but has almost no support in the district, which is who she’s supposed to represent…

  7. Bill Dalanson says:

    Shaughnessy, did you ever think that your opponent getting all of the local support was a coincidence? Maybe you should start focusing on the district you’re running in instead of outside money.

  8. Patrick says:

    Pelosi clone.

  9. Sean Ryan says:

    Also why are you requesting Nick Field a pertinent question? Its not like the reporting period is over.

  10. Sean Ryan says:

    Steve doesn’t need money, his campaign will run on Rainbows and Sunshine.

  11. PhillyPolitico says:

    Yeah but did he raise money?

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