PA-Gov: McCord Endorsed by 14th Ward Club

Rob-McCord-Portrait-852x1024State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord picked up the backing of the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club.

The organization employs an open voting process to determine its endorsements and even had McCord and fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates Tom Wolf and Katie McGinty come to speak at its annual meeting.

In the end, McCord won their support for Governor while Brad Koplinski is their preferred candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

The Club is made up of 18,000 registered Democrats in the 14th ward. The ward is the largest in Pittsburgh and includes all or part of Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, North Point Breeze, Regent Square, Park Place, and Swisshelm Park.

The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club is not affiliated with the Allegheny County Democratic Committee yet recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

9 Responses

  1. McCordLies, you sound like Allyson Schwartz and her knowledge of geography. There is a lot more to Western PA than just Allegheny County.

  2. McCordlies – You realize the 14th Ward is Peduto and Fitzgerald’s ward right?

    If your voting block isn’t with you the endorsement doesn’t mean a whole lot.

    Now the same goes for McCord. If his vast array of support does not GOTV, he has no chance of winning. I think they realize what is at stake here but I may be wrong.

  3. Western Pennsylvania Democratic Leaders endorsed Tom Wolf, including Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, US Rep. Mike Doyle and Allegheny County Democratic Committee Chair Nancy Mills.

    Western PA Elected Officials
    endorsing TOM WOLF:
    
U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle
    Fmr. U.S. Congressman Ron Klink
    Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
    Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto
    State Sen. Jim Ferlo
    State Senator Jim Brewster
    State Senator Wayne Fontana
    State Senator Matt Smith
    State Representative Jake Wheatley
    State Representative Ed Gainey
    State Representative Bill Kortz
    State Representative Marc Gergely
    Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey
    Allegheny County Councilman Charles Martoni
    Allegheny County Councilman Michael Finnerty
    Allegheny County Councilman John Palmiere
    Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross
    Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor
    Pittsburgh City Councilman Daniel Lavelle

    Western PA County Party Officials
    endorsing TOM WOLF:
    
Allegheny County Democratic Committee Chair Nancy Mills
    Allegheny County Democratic Committee Vice-chair Patrick Sweeney
    Allegheny County Democratic Committee Treasurer Dave Buchewicz
    Allegheny County Democratic Committee Secretary Floretta Irvin
    Allegheny County Democratic Committee Youth Caucus Chair Michael Phillips

    Western PA 
Local Party Officials
    endorsing TOM WOLF:
    
Tony Mossesso, 18th ward
    Dennis Simon, Pittsburgh
    Franny Salachup, Ross
    Rich Lattanzi, Clairton
    George Matta, White Oak
    Deron Gabriel, South Fayette
    Joe Heffley, Bellevue
    Rob Frank, President of SEAD
    William Futules, Verona
    Phil Scolieri, Penn Hills
    Norma McCuen, Findlay
    Michael Finnerty, Scott
    Michelle Zmajanic, Mount Lebanon
    Angie M. Gialloreto, Wilkins
    Orelio “Rollo” Vecchio, Pitcairn
    George S. Thompson, North Versailles
    Janice Rawson, Monroeville
    William Zachery, Braddock
    Robert F. Henkel, Braddock Hills
    Joanne M. Baburich, Chalfant
    William H. Price, III, Rankin
    William Kelly, Turtle Creek
    Timothy W. Bridge, North Braddock
    Valerie Yockey (Plum)

  4. As a former Hanger supporter, I am now fully on-board the Rob McCord bandwagon. McCord is articulate, understands finance, is quick on his feet, and his excellent command of the English language indicates a keen intellect. He is closest to the philosophical positions which attracted me to Hanger in the first place!

  5. This is the same old problem. As Democrats we’re really great at taking an awesome opportunity and messing it up. (i.e. Bush v. Kerry 2004).

    There are so many Republicans and Independents that want to vote for Tom Wolf if he is our nominee. Just read the comments on this very blog from Republicans who openly admit that they would vote for Wolf over Corbett.

    Instead, once again, Democrats are going to mess up an awesome opportunity to by supporting an less-electable, typical politician like Rob McCord.

    Tom Wolf is Tom Corbett’s worst nightmare. Tom Wolf is the best candidate to take Corbett on according to all the polls. In fact Wolf has the largest margin of victory of Corbett than any other Dem candidate according to ALL the polls.

  6. McCord is a self-absorbed, arrogant man who is getting paid by us taxpayers to run for Governor while ignoring the job he was elected to do. Blue collar Western and Central PA see McCord for what he really is. Just another typical politician who lied about his past and outsourced PA jobs when he was in the private sector. McCord will lose the primary election by a wide margin.

  7. The momentum for Wolf seems to have slowed. A low turnout helps McCord because he is winning the endorsement race. Wolf’s support is more a mile wide and an inch deep.

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