3/3 Ups & Downs
The Senate race gets its first official candidate, the Philadelphia Community shows its strength, and Business Insider gets it wrong. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!
Rick Saccone. State Rep. Rick Saccone officially kicked off his campaign for Senate in the Capitol Rotunda. He is the first candidate to officially kick off their campaign against Senator Bob Casey.
Philadelphia Democratic Party. After state Rep. Leslie Acosta had to resign after pleading guilty to federal felony charges, the Party’s nominee for the special election was kicked off the ballot, and the party is looking at the possibility of not having a candidate on the ballot at all.
Stan Saylor. Earlier this week Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York) ended a line of questioning by Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware) about the possible repeal of the ACA saying the House would not consider anything until a law was passed. This runs contrary to what Saylor was doing in 2010, prior to the passage of the ACA.
DEP. The Department of Environmental Protection was given an ‘F’ rating from a group national non-profits for the levels of lead in Pennsylvania’s drinking water
Business Insider. They officially crossed over into biased reporting when they gave Wawa the top prize over the far superior Sheetz.
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The tweet of the week goes to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Bobby Cherry for his on point analysis of Business Insider’s false reporting:
— Bobby 🍒 (@GoBobbo) March 1, 2017