Hafer Crosses Party Lines (Again), Endorses Maher

Hafer during her tenure as Auditor General

Former Auditor General and former Republican Barbara Hafer endorsed John Maher for the position on Saturday.

Currently registered as a Democrat, Hafer said she will be voting for a Republican to take the office she once filled.

“Like me, he is independent-minded and tough enough to back it up,” Hafer said. “I served as Auditor General. I know the job. And I know John Maher.”

Hafer entertained the idea of running for Governor in 2002 but withdrew after then-Attorney General Mike Fisher consolidated party support. She ultimately endorsed Ed Rendell and later switched to the Democratic party.

In 2010, she sought the Democratic nomination for Congress in PA-12.

Maher is currently facing democrat Eugene DePasquale in the race for Auditor General, one that’s likely to depend as much on the top ticket results as on the candidates. Maher is a state Rep. from Allegheny County; DePasquale is a state Rep. from York County.

3 Responses

  1. mblue
    I guess if you have nothing positive to say about your candidate, you attach there opponent. Barbara Hafer severed this state very well for 8 years. I am voting for the only QUALIFIED candidate in the race, John Maher. He is an AUDITOR and CPA and this could be the first time in the State’s history that we can elect a qualified Candidate

  2. I got a robocall from someone who sounded like a man saying “This is mmmmffaamaaamumum and I served as auditor general for 8 years and I am endorsing John Maher….” I even played it several times before deleting and I never could make out who it was that was calling. Sorry you old wench – I’m voting for DePasquale……

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