Reader Poll: Which Statewide Official Should Be Most Thankful?

thanksgiving-serenityThis week, all across the Commonwealth politicians are gathering with their families and reflecting on the past year and what it is they’re most thankful for. So, we thought it would be fun to ask you, our readers, which statewide official you think should be most thankful this Thanksgiving.

Senator Bob Casey had a good year, coming off his re-election he earned a seat on the influential Senate Finance Committee. Over the summer, he was the most outspoken Senator during the crisis in Syria. Recently, he received widespread attention (with the help of a famous friend) for his universal pre-K bill.

One prime candidate, of course, is Governor Tom Corbett who finally won a significant victory earlier this week when he signed into law his transportation funding bill. After a difficult 2013 that has done a quite a number on the Governor’s approval rating, this legislative victory may jump-start the comeback he needs.

Eugene DePasquale had quite a year becoming Auditor General and the first statewide official from York in almost sixty years. The freshman also made a big first impression with his audit of the Department of Public Welfare.

Another contender is Attorney General Kathleen Kane. After being sworn in earlier this year, Kane has captured headlines, avoided possible pratfalls, and has seen her star rise so fast that she is already being talked about for other future statewide offices.

Additionally, there is State Treasurer Rob McCord. McCord, after much speculation, announced his gubernatorial bid this fall. So far he has led the crowded field in terms of endorsements from local state and party officials. The latest polling also shows him in the hunt.

Finally, Senator Pat Toomey made a big name for himself this year when he and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin introduced the bill to improve background checks after the Sandy Hook tragedy. It was also a successful fundraising year for the Senator as he prepares for his re-election race in three years.

So, we ask you dear readers, who do you think should be most thankful?

Which statewide official should be most thankful this Thanksgiving?


  • Kathleen Kane (31%)
  • Tom Corbett (21%)
  • Pat Toomey (14%)
  • Bob Casey (13%)
  • Eugene DePasquale (13%)
  • Rob McCord (8%)

Total Voters: 257

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November 27th, 2013 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Poll, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “Reader Poll: Which Statewide Official Should Be Most Thankful?”

  1. PAINDY1 says:

    I hereby nominate Ana Puig to become MONTCO PAGOP Chair and to replace Christine Toretti as the PAGOP State Committeewoman. Either SEPA PAGOP Cavegirls speak up or they will be forced to eat forever a losing PALEO diet, like the one that PA State Rep. Mike Vereb will serve up. Yes Baby Caveman Mike Vereb is popular: He has one audaciously awesome Capitol New Year’s Eve party. Cavegirls OMERTA no longer works. Montco lawmaker expected to become GOP chairman
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20131201_Montco_lawmaker_expected_to_become_GOP_chairman.html#qSLmQWLjJlg84dDY.03

  2. PAINDY1 says:

    Dear MONTCO PAGOP Chair and sometimes Republican majority PA State REP BABY CAVEMAN VEREB: At which penthouse of what Harrisburg Lobby shop do you have your incredibly awesome New Year’s Eve Capitol Party? Do you reimburse the lobby shop for the refuse cleanup, which I have been told is quite an audacious sight, fitting for a SEPA GOP BABY CAVEMAN. Is it true Rep. Vereb that PAGOP State Committeewoman Christine Toretti is going honor you at her POWER PA SOCIETY PARTY?

  3. PAINDY1 says:

    My nomination goes to New GOP MONTCO Chair and Sometimes State Rep BABY CAVEMAN Mike Vereb because VEREB throws an awesome CAPITOL NEW YEAR’S EVE Party where SEPA GOP Cavemen party like it’s 2014 BC. Signor Ferrari would some much like to see the Flickr file with the Penthouse views. Happy Thanksgiving! Please contribute to the Bob Kerns legal defense fund! http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20131128_Ex-GOP_chair_Kerns_released_on_bail_after_night_in_jail.html#DCGIaejTHkjLHO8s.03

  4. Tom Lafferty says:

    another meaningless reader poll. You do know Bob Kerns was charged with rape this week right?

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