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Buctober Brings Out Politicians’ Inner Pirates

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Avowed Pirates fan Tom Corbett hung the Jolly Roger at the Governor’s Mansion

After the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-2, state politicians pandered to Western PA voters voiced their support of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Twitter.

Miracles can happen! The race for the National League pennant brought together two bitter rivals, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and his likely successor, Bill Peduto.

In Harrisburg(h), the Corbetts hung the Jolly Roger on the Governor’s Mansion.

Eugene DePasquale, the state’s Auditor General, was also excited for Steel City’s playoff hopes. (We assume that if he does travel to St. Louis, he won’t use state funds to get there).

Only one Congressman from the Pittsburgh region tweeted his support of Buctober.

Two of the eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates shared their approval of the Pirates. Both of whom hail from the Philadelphia area. Surprisingly, none of the male candidates running in the Democratic primary declared their support of Pittsburgh’s playoff run.

PoliticsPA Managing Editor Keegan Gibson ears were still ringing Wednesday and his voice gone from jeers of “CUE-TO!”

Bonus: Secretary McGinty went the extra mile to show her support for Pittsburgh, by being the only gubernatorial candidate to have her or his picture taken with the giant duck.

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