Morganelli Edits PoliticsPA Story: Before Vs. After

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Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli emailed his friends and supporters a heavily edited version of a PoliticsPA story, which was forwarded to PoliticsPA. Here is the before and after.

Here is Morganelli’s version. The changes are in bold:

John Morganelli, the Northampton County District Attorney and former candidate for Pa. Attorney General, is weighing a bid for Lieutenant Governor.

[Added] As a candidate for Attorney General, Morganelli advocated for a law that would require that lost and/or stolen guns would have to be reported to law enforcement. He also advocated for “The Parents’ Responsible Gun Ownership Law” which would require gun owners with children in their homes to keep guns locked up.

[Added] Morganelli has record of advancing minority and gender opportunity in law enforcement. Morganelli hired more women prosecutors in the Office of District Attorney than any other DA in Northampton County history including the county’s first 2 African-American female prosecutors. He also hired the county’s first Hispanic Assistant DA and the first Hispanic and first African-American County Detective. 50% of the staff are female prosecutors.

[Added] As DA, Morganelli created units to combat domestic violence and child sexual assaults. He is a courtroom prosecutor who has successfully tried 22 murder cases to guilty verdict before juries.

[Added] Morganelli is a strong supporter of labor and has a union background. He supports enforcement of prevailing wage, and is opposed to privatization.

“This is not an announcement, but I am considering running for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014,” he told PoliticsPA via email. “I believe that as a moderate Democrat from the Lehigh Valley, I would compliment any of our prospective candidates for governor.”

He said he’ll make a definitive announcement later this year.
If he gets in, he’d join Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski and Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith. State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montco) is also considering a run.

“I still have a solid statewide organization from my 2008 campaign for attorney general, and a solid campaign fund with cash on hand of $260,000,” he continued, and noted that his prosecutorial background would be an asset. “I have strong labor support, and would be able to articulate the case against Corbett’s re-election from a law enforcement perspective including his handling of the Sandusky investigation.”

[Edited] Morganelli fell short of Tom Corbett in the 2008 AG race. Jim Eisenhower defeated him by 1.% in the 2000 Democratic Primary despite the fact that Morganelli won 47 of the state’s 67 counties.

[Sentence redacted]

[Added] Amended

Here’s the original version:

John Morganelli, the Northampton County District Attorney and former candidate for Pa. Attorney General, is weighing a bid for Lieutenant Governor.

“This is not an announcement, but I am considering running for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014,” he told PoliticsPA via email. “I believe that as a moderate Democrat from the Lehigh Valley, I would compliment any of our prospective candidates for governor.”

He said he’ll make a definitive announcement later this year.

If he gets in, he’d join Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski and Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith. State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montco) is also considering a run.

“I still have a solid statewide organization from my 2008 campaign for attorney general, and a solid campaign fund with cash on hand of $260,000,” he continued, and noted that his prosecutorial background would be an asset. “I have strong labor support, and would be able to articulate the case against Corbett’s re-election from a law enforcement perspective including his handling of the Sandusky investigation.”

[Edited by Morganelli] Morganelli fell 6.7% short of Tom Corbett in the 2008 AG race. Jim Eisenhower defeated him by 1.7% in the 2000 Democratic primary and 4.8% in 2004.

[Removed by Morganelli] His claim to fame is his tough approach on illegal immigration – a stance that has caused him trouble in his own party at times.

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Features | 2 Comments

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  1. joe says:

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