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Morganelli Raising Money for LG

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As soon as the calendar flips past Labor Day, a lot of potential candidates are likely to announce that they are official candidates.

John Morganelli wants to be one of them. The Northampton County District Attorney sent an email to friends – obtained by PoliticsPA – asking for donations to boost his prospective bid for Lieutenant Governor.

“I am considering seeking the democratic nomination for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014,” he wrote. “I have not made a formal announcement, and my decision will be based upon whether I can raise the necessary funds to compete on a statewide basis.”

He boasted that he has around $260,000 on hand from previous campaigns, and directed supporters to his website.

Morganelli has served as DA since he was elected in 1991. He ran for Attorney General twice; in the Democratic primary in 2000 and as the party’s nominee in 2008 against Tom Corbett.

Several others have announced or floated bids for Lieutenant Governor.

Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski was the first to announced, followed by Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith and then Harrisburg city official Brenda Alton.

State Sens. Larry Farnese (D-Phila) and John Wozniak (D-Cambria), State Rep. John Galloway (D-Bucks) have each floated a bid.

And many observers are watching former U.S. Rep. Mark Critz (D-Cambria).

5 Responses

  1. This race is not about money, not about tv. Nobody ever raises the money to run a real race for LG. It is about who builds the best coalition to get their candidacy out there. John Morganelli is awful and Dems need to make sure he doesn’t win. Critz is the frontrunner for a few reasons including name ID in the west but if the Dems really want to beat him, they need to support someone like Koplinski who actually believes in the party agenda and will risk his career for what is right. The exact opposite of someone like Critz.

  2. Jhn Morganelli is a Democrat a Republican could like. Given Corbett sliding to defeat, John Morganelli may be counter to uber Lib Schwartz.

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