Lt. Gov.: Koplinski Scores Western PA Endorsement


The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club endorsed Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski for Lieutenant Governor.

The club is the largest ward in Pittsburgh and the second largest in the state, with 18,000 Democrats within its purview. It’s a progressive organization that has had a presence in the city for fifty years.

“I am gratified to receive the endorsement of the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club,” Koplinski said. “It has been a beacon for progressives in Pittsburgh for 50 years and I am honored and humbled to get their endorsement and be on their famous slatecard.”

Each year, they mail their slatecard to every Democratic household in the ward with their recommendations and are a common sight at polling places in the ward.

On the other end of the state, Koplinski also received the endorsement of the Pike County Democratic Committeeon Friday. Democratic Chairman Bruce Taylor said in announcing the endorsement, “Brad is an outstanding candidate for Lt. Governor. He understands all of the issues and will be a great partner for our Democratic Gubernatorial candidate in the Fall. He has our Committee’s full support.”

Koplinski faces State Senator Mike Stack, former Congressman Mark Critz, Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith and State Rep. Brandon Neuman in the Democratic primary for Lt. Gov.

12 Responses

  1. Good for you, Brad, you are working hard for this nomination. Save some of your political items for your APIC friends.

  2. Hard work pays off! Way to go Brad! Koplinski is very strong in my section of the state as well.

  3. Pittsburgh 14 WIDC Endorsements
    SUNDAY APRIL 27, 2014 – CLUB ENDORSEMENT ELECTION – Colfax School – 2332 Beechwood Boulevard

    CONGRESS PA 14th DISTRICT: Mike Doyle
    PA GOVERNOR: Rob McCord
    PA HOUSE 23rd DISTRICT: Dan Frankel
    PA HOUSE 24th DISTRICT: Ed Gainey
    PA HOUSE 34th DISTRICT: Paul Costa

  4. Simon –

    LOL! While I’d prefer Schwartz to win, I don’t even live in Pennsylvania anymore. I’m following the race for amusement. But seriously though: No one wants Rob McCord to be governor.

  5. I wonder why Politics PA didn’t even give a mention about Rob’s endorsement for Gov in this… what ever happened to fair and unbiased reporting.

  6. With this endorsement and $150,000 on TV in the Pittsburgh media market, Brad will win the 14th Ward and may very well win Western PA. So everybody get out your check book or go on line and make a donation, because if you don’t he will probably finish last.

  7. 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club:


    PA GOVERNOR: Rob McCord

    Way to go Rob and Brad!

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