This week Democratic front-runner Allyson Schwartz scored a legislator’s endorsement and achieved a donor milestone while Ed Pawlowski won a union’s backing.
Rep. Allyson Schwartz scored an endorsement on Wednesday from State Rep. Mark Rozzi. Rozzi is a freshman legislator who represents the 126th district, which consists of the areas just outside of Reading.
“Allyson has a strong plan that will restore necessary funding to our public schools, make critical investments in statewide infrastructure projects, and improve the lives of hardworking Pennsylvania families, and the proven track record to make these ideas happen,” Rep. Rozzi said.
The Schwartz campaign also notified supporters who subscribed to her email list that she had reached a notable financial milestone. According to Neil Deegan, the Political Director of Schwartz’s gubernatorial candidacy, the Congresswoman has received at least one donation from all of Pennsylvania’s sixty-seven counties.
“Did you know that our campaign has donors in every single county in Pennsylvania?” Deegan asks in the email. “That is HUGE and an awesome sign of our grassroots momentum.”
Schwartz wasn’t the only gubernatorial candidate to gain an endorsement this week though. On Wednesday Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced that his campaign received the endorsement of the International Latino Caucus of the Amalgamated Transit Union.
“Mayor Pawlowski has been a strong supporter of working families, and a good friend to all Latinos,” said Wilson M. Rios, President of the ATU International Latino Caucus and Executive Board. “Mayor Pawlowski has put thousands of people back to work in family sustaining jobs, and also recognizes the importance and achievements of Latinos in the community. He will truly be a Governor for all the people of Pennsylvania.”
“I appreciate the support of Mr. Rios and the Latino Caucus of the ATU. I’m honored to capture the endorsement of an International Union Caucus,” Pawlowski said. “In addition, it is time that every community recognizes the importance of the Latino community. They are the largest growing ethnic population in this state and country, and we all need to work together, regardless of ethnic background, to fix the problems created by the Corbett Administration.”
“I want to thank the ATU Latino Caucus for their support, and I look forward to working with them to solve our Public Transit problems when I am Governor,” concluded Pawlowski.
Pawlowski’s campaign previously picked up the backing of the Iron Workers Local 420, the IBEW Local 375, and the Lehigh Valley Building Trades.
Schwartz got ONE new endorsement from a freshman St. Legislator? ??
Wow! I guess it’s all over for McCord, Wolf and the others. They should send back all the millions they raised in donation because it wouldn’t make a difference against this “straw” breaking the camel’s back of endorsements.