4/22 Ups & Downs

Polls, emails and a guilty plea. See who made this week’s list!

Up ArrowDonald Trump. The Donald definitely has the momentum. The latest Muhlenberg College and Monmouth University polls show Trump with solid leads. A group of delegates has finally started to take shape and those unbound officials could ultimately prove the difference in Cleveland. To top it all off, State Rep. Mike Vereb became the first Harrisburg official to endorse his campaign.


Down ArrowJoe Sestak. Just when it seemed like Sestak had a handle on the Senate Democratic primary, Katie McGinty is on his heels. Additionally, she outraised him in the last quarter. Sestak couldn’t even keep the other Joe (Vodvarka) off the ballot, which could make the difference in a race so close.



Up Arrow1Bill Shuster. Given how personal this contest has gotten, it might be difficult to imagine positive news for the Congressman. Nonetheless, Shuster picked up some key support in the form of the NRA. He also crushed Halvorson in the money race. The one drawback is that he’ll have no excuses if the votes don’t go his way on April 26th.



Down ArrowKathleen Kane. Just when you thought she was out, Kathleen Kane gets pulled back into another controversy. Yesterday, it was revealed that the Attorney General used a private email account to conduct government business. Expect this to be added to the never-ending list of Kane scandals.



Down ArrowEd Pawlowski. Speaking of long-running scandals, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is also back in the news. Pawlowski’s former dear friend and closest political advisor Mike Fleck plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit extortion and bribery offenses and one count of tax evasion. Fleck could face up to ten years in prison, unless of course he helps the government nab someone bigger. It’s not hard to guess who that could be.


The tweet of the week goes to BillyPenn’s Ana Orso for capturing the phenomenon of covering Donald Trump:


27 Responses

  1. Brett Cott aka HaHaHa. Are you allowed to vote after being convicted and serving a lengthy state prison sentence. I heard that they had to tell Frank Fina to stop laughing when you got sentenced to all that time and that’s how you got the HaHaHa name.

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  3. Hey — has anyone noticed that the elected D.A. in Philadelphia has not endorsed any of the candidates for Attorney General?

    In 2011, Seth Williams supported Murphy. Wonder why no one wants his endorsement in 2016 …. Hmmmmmm ….. Wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that he is being investigated by the FBI and is now a Corbett Republican:



  4. Dem Cnty Chairman says:

    Dem Cnty Chrm says:

    What’s next?

    “Democratic County Chairman”


    “Dem County Chmn”

    or … … … … … … … … … … … … …

  5. HaHaHa
    Dem Cnty Chrm says:
    April 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm
    Jessica and Bundy. Could this possibly be the same Brett you referred to. I guess we also know him as HaHaHa among so many other names. It would sure make sense that Brett would have a hard on for the guy who prosecuted. Come clean HaHa. Brett
    Bonusgate defendant Brett Cott is sentenced
    May 21, 2010 3:30 PM
    By Tom Barnes Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
    Brett Cott
    HARRISBURG –Bonusgate defendent Brett Cott received a sentence of 21 to 60 months on three charges this morning.
    He also received three fines totaling $11,000 and was told to make restitution to the state of $50,000. The senten

  6. Oh look!! What a surprise — The Black Councilman that Zappala gave a break to (and refused to charge) is now supporting Zappala:

    Shocker!!!! Guess it doesn’t matter to Burgess that Zappala took it easy on a White guy who pummeled a Black guy and threw him onto train tracks.

  7. DD – benefiting indirectly (Shapiro) is a far cry from what Zappala did. I’ll bet he is in bed with Fina & The Corbett Pervs. Bad news!

    I’m with you on McGinty. She’s best hope to beat Toomey.

  8. CPEC,LLC overnight tracking poll: Shapiro +1.35 (39.28) Zappala. -.85. (27.49). Uncle Charley…can I borrow another half a million? Maybe I can get to 10% in the cash for kids neighborhood.

  9. HaHaHa

    Shapiro in Montco seems quite the beneficiary of the clown car (he couldn’t have benefited more if he had been collaborating with the new DA to continue the case).

    If Morganelli and Zappala were in cahoots, Morganelli would have dropped out to stop taking the “qualified for the job” votes.

    The questions for the Senate race are:
    Will Sestak lose to McGinty or Toomey?
    Who will Joe blame?
    How fast will his PA house go on the market?

  10. DD – Seems like Zappala is a creep. Plus – he has NEVER tried a case. Add to that the Silver Spoon stuff … irs gotta be Shapiro or Morganelli. Even the people out West don’t like or trust Zappala.

    And here’s the kicker — Zappala testified for the Clown Car in the Kane case. Did you know that, DD?

  11. Dave: right now I am for Fetterman. I will trade you a McGinty for a Shapiro vote, just like Morganelli and Zappala are doing in the Norteast.

  12. CPEC LLC-

    You’ve got McGinty up 9.3 points over Sestak (Yea)
    and Shapiro by same margin over Zappala (Boo)

    But, you’ve got Hillary 29 points over Bernie. The race is MUCH closer than that. More like 10-15 points. Certainly no more than 20 like NY.

    So, I can’t celebrate your McGinty over Sestak numbers (much as I would enjoy them being true and Sestak getting his clock cleaned), given how far off your Hillary/Bernie numbers seem to be.

  13. That’s some really deep thinking, Jimmy. Tell us more. I mean – if your theory is correct, we won’t need Courts or Judges. We can just look at people on the scandal-meter and decide what to do with them based on that. Who cares if “scandal” can be generated by political enemies, people with bad intentions. And who cares about Die Process or Burdens of Proof!!

  14. CPEC: thanks for the poll. If the Zappala mafia “loaned” Junior’s campaign another half a million could they close a 12 point deficit in the last few days of the race?

  15. We submitted our firm’s 2016 Democratic Primary poll on Thursday evening and did not even get a mention. Oh well PoliticsPA seems to think we are not credible despite the fact in 2014, we were the only poll to have Governor Wolf over 50% and our poll was only off by the following:
    Candidate—-Actual——-CPEC Poll——-Difference

    That poll had a calculated Margin of Error of +/-2.8%, and actual margin of error of +/-1.53%. The average error for the Governor’s race was only 0.765%.
    So what does our poll show for 2016? You won’t find it here! We did however post it on our Facebook page. The full counts and cross tabs are also available. Just follow the instructions on our page. Thank you PoliticsPA!

  16. Gulag – How many scandals can she have that are BS? It’s got to be approaching a dozen or so now. Each and every time, someone claims it’s bogus. At some point, she’s a problem.

  17. Okay, I’m not a local dude ( I’m from Erie), but I know how to pay a compliment. Too bad you dummies did’t get it. I like your style Chris with a z. Now, setzen sie Dort und gehrendich.

  18. Rollo you think you would have been around here long enough to know Chris. Also, from your own crazy rants, pot and kettle on the communications front…

  19. gulag – That has been the plan all along. The smear campaign has been well-planned. Problem for the Clown Car now is that it has also been TOTALLY EXPOSED.

    Fina & The Corbett Pervs have been running out of ammunition. Kane has all the momentum. And they are getting desperate. They REALLY DON’T WANT their nonsense case to go to trial.

    And who could blame them? Their trumped-up case is bull-shit. The STAR witness has told two different version of the same events. And the GJ report is filled with he said-she said nonsense. Don’t even get me started on the miraculous recovery of the “oath” the 18th time they searched Kane’s office.

    Fina & The Corbett Pervs better get fitted for their orange jump-suits. Seth Williams better hope they don’t have anything on him when the G-Men come knocking.

  20. Whatever else you may think about Kane and her “troubles”, this latest “scandal” about private emails is total BS. Probably put out by the porn perverts to damage her public opinion before her trial.

  21. Howz about da never-ending’ list of Rufus Sethhh Wiliams scandalz?

    a skeezer he wuz nailin’ done slashed the tires on hims car. He aint report it. But made da City pays for it.

    Wud up w dat

  22. Seth Williams will remain on our DOWN ARROW list until he removes the racists, perverts and woman-haters from the City’s payrolls.

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