PA-13: Boyle Kicks Off 2014 Campaign With Bio Video

Election season is now in full swing for State Rep. Brendan Boyle and his congressional campaign. This morning the candidate for PA’s 13th district released a new biographical web video.

The two-minute ad emphasizes his Philadelphia roots, beginning at a SEPTA station where his father continues to work as a janitor. The State Rep. describes his early life as a classic tale of a son of an immigrant who hopes to improve his hometown community.

Brendan Boyle lores“Dad came to America from Ireland when he was nineteen, looking for a better life,” Boyle says over shots of old family photos. “I was the first in my family to ever graduate from college. Was able to go to grad school at Harvard, thanks to student loans, and then I came home.”

He proceeded to lay out his rationale for running for Congress.

“When millionaires are paying lower tax rates than cops and firefighters, and the largest corporations on earth are getting billions in handouts, while we cut proven anti-hunger programs and talk about privatizing Medicare, something is really out of whack with where we’re heading as a country,” Boyle says.

The video was produced by Chicago-based Snyder Pickerill Media Group.

He also mentions that he has been endorsed by over 20 local labor unions, likely due to help from Rep. Bob Brady, a backer of Boyle and notable ally of labor.

Additionally, his campaign premiered an upgraded website.

Boyle’s campaign is boosting the video debut with an online advertising buy, including on PoliticsPA.

Other candidates to replace Allyson Schwartz’s old congressional seat include physician and activist Valerie Arkoosh, State Sen. Daylin Leach, and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.

Leach unveiled his first web video of the fall in mid-October.

4 Responses

  1. Well, I’m not taking a position publicly on any candidates, but at least Brendan has more of a concept of working class issues than the Klown Prince of King of Prussia. I’ve met Brendan, he seems like a nice guy.

    “Politics Is Serious Business, We Need A Congressperson, Not A Clown”
    -Liberals Against Leach

  2. I don’t live in the district- however Leach is one of my favorite legislators so I would like to see him win.

    But I would be very happy with Boyle as well. Seems like a solid background.

  3. “True” Blue “Dem”, if you have nothing decent to say then why comment? The comment section’s purpose is to analyze the article in a concise, thoughtful way. If you think it’s “yawn” to know that Boyle came from a working class family and then worked hard to become who he is, you have to reexamine your “true blue Dem” philosophy. Your comment doesn’t fit you name.

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