SD-10: Rendell Endorses Cickay
“I heartily welcome Governor Rendell’s support,” said Cickay, “and am ready to go to the Senate to improve support for education, expand employment, and protect the environment for all Pennsylvanians. The people in District 10 have had enough of Corbett and McIlhinney. They’re tired of the incumbent Senator who has consistently voted to underfund education, against decent paying middle-class jobs, and to support Big Oil over the safety of our environment.”
While the support of Gov. Rendell is practically a Democratic ritual at this point, for Cickay it represents an important victory.
Just last month, Rendell was leading a group of influential Democrats who were urging Cickay to step aside under the theory that former PA-8 congressional candidate Shaughnessy Naughton would have a better chance of defeating GOP State Sen. Chuck McIlhinney.
Cickay, however, refused and pledged to fight on.
“I met with Steve Cickay and we discussed some ideas about his campaign,” Rendell told PoliticsPA. “He’s a Democrat, like I said he has every right to stay in. Tom Wolf is on the ballot and I think he’ll have a big effect in Bucks County and anything can happen.”
With all that drama behind him, the Democratic nominee is focusing on the contest ahead.
“Too often my opponent proposes studies with the purpose of delaying concrete action, or keeps important remedial legislation permanently bottled up in Senate committees,” Cickay stated. “I plan instead to get things done on a wide variety of issues where many of the people in District 10 clearly want action, not just talk.”
The 10th district comprises most of central and eastern Bucks County.