Darrell Clarke is the second-most powerful official in Philadelphia.
In fact, some have argued he is the most powerful politician in Philly.
Either way, his endorsement in a Democratic primary is a valuable one to have and Josh Shapiro is trying to get all he can out of it.
The Philadelphia City Council President is the star of the Attorney General hopeful’s new thirty-second TV spot, which is titled “Equal Justice”.
“I’m backing Josh Shapiro for Attorney General because things have to change,” Clarke states in a direct-to-camera testimonial. “We need criminal justice reform because our prisons are far too over-crowded. We have to deal with drug addiction through treatment not incarceration. And to use our prisons for those who are truly violent and we need to get illegal guns off our street.”
The ad then lists Shapiro’s prominent Philly supporters, former Gov. Ed Rendell chief among them.
“Josh Shapiro will be an Attorney General committed to fairness and equal justice,” Clarke concludes.
Shapiro is running against Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala and Northampton County DA John Morganelli in the April 26th Democratic primary.