The President picks his favorites, Trump loses favor and we celebrate April Fools. See who made this week’s list!
Katie McGinty. The Senate candidate won the endorsement of the biggest leaders of her party when President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden simultaneously endorsed her campaign. It’s clear the Democrats are in a full-court press for McGinty with TV ads, editorials and financial support. If she can’t pull off a win on April 26th with all this support, though, they’ll be no else to blame.
Michael Eakin. The former PA Supreme Court Justice was found guilty of misconduct by the Court of Judicial Discipline. Beyond the embarrassment and his career, Eakin will also have to pay a $50,000 fine. His $153,000 a year pension, however, is safe for now.
Josh Shapiro. It was a banner week for Attorney General hopeful Josh Shapiro. First, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale endorsed his candidacy. Then, Philly City Council President Darrell Clarke cut an ad for him. To top it all off, the President of the United States threw his support behind Shapiro. The pressure is now on to take the Democratic nomination.
Donald Trump. The Keystone State could be key to The Donald’s electoral hopes.That could be a real problem for him, as Kasich gains ground while touring the commonwealth. Furthermore, prognosticators are predicting that Trump would lose PA to Clinton and also harm down-ballot candidates (our readers feel the same way). Not to mention the unflattering national headlines this week. As Trump himself might tweet “Sad!”
The tweet of the week goes to the Inquirer’s Chris Brennan for capturing the majesty of the campaign process in the world’s greatest democracy.
Presidential politics: @JohnKasich is now explaining to supporters in Philly why he was caught eating pizza with a fork in Queens yesterday.
— Chris Brennan (@ByChrisBrennan) March 31, 2016