Bucks County Democrats Endorse Slate Of Candidates

By: Ben Griffiths, Contributing Writer

This past Saturday, the Bucks County Democratic Committee, with 201 members in attendance and anchored by Chairman John F. Cordisco, endorsed a slate of candidates that included Sen. Bob Casey, 8th district congressional challenger Kathy Boockvar, and Attorney General hopeful Patrick Murphy.

The BCDC also backed Rob McCord for state treasurer and Eugene DePasquale for the Auditor General position.

The endorsement was a important milestone for Kathy Boockvar, who jumped into the race for Bucks County’s 8th congressional seat, currently held by incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick in early January.

“I am proud to have the unified support of the Bucks and Montgomery County Democratic Committees, as well as many other individuals and organizations in the 8th District,” said Boockvar.  “The district deserves a Representative who will fight for middle class families and seniors, as I have in my career as a problem-solver, a mediator, and an attorney, helping Pennsylvanians protect their jobs, their Social Security, and their families.”

Bucks County conservatives however, remain unimpressed by Boockvar.

“I think if they want to run her again, go ahead,” said Pat Poprik (V-Chair of Bucks County GOP). “But she lost two other times by a lot.”

Less than a week removed from the Philadelphia Democratic Committee throwing their support behind him, the endorsement further solidifies Patrick Murphy’s hold on southeastern part of the state.

Along with endorsing their candidates, the committee chose the delegation that will be joining President Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

The group includes: John Cordisco of New Hope, Det Ansinn of Doylestown Boro, Neil Samuels of Doylestown Township, state Rep. Steve Santarsiero of Yardley, state Rep. Tina Davis of Bristol, Katelyn Marseglia of Middletown, Robin Weissmann of Upper Makefield, Ann Marie Jordan of Plumstead, Dorothy Miller of Hatfield and alternate delegate Randall Flager of New Hope.

“I like our slate, I like our odds,” said Chairman John F. Cordisco in a statement.

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