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State Rep. Galloway Mulling Lt. Gov Bid

John Galloway
John Galloway

State Rep. John Galloway is considering a run for Lieutenant Governor according to Gary Weckselblatt of the Bucks County Intelligencer. Galloway (D) represents a district in lower Bucks County and was first elected in 2006.

“I’m going to travel the state, and I’m going to talk to people to see who out there believes the same as I do,” Galloway said Tuesday. “I’m going to try and create a coalition.”

Galloway framed his potential bid as a response to being recruited by higher ups. Why? Because “the ‘Nancy Pelosi-wing’ of the Democratic Party is ‘overrepresented’” and Galloway casts himself as a moderate.

“I do think we need to find ways to compromise, and get something accomplished in Pennsylvania,” Galloway told the Intelligencer. “There are a lot of issues out there right now that make sense if you take the middle ground. That’s where I’m at. I firmly believe we’re the silent majority.”

Geographically, the current crop of gubernatorial candidates does overrepresent the more liberal southeast Democratic base which Galloway shares. None of the declared or likely candidates lives west of the Susquehanna River valley or north of the Lehigh Valley.

The growing field of candidates for Lieutenant Governor is less so – particularly those from western Pa.

Three candidates have declared for Lieutenant Governor thus far: Harrisburg city official Brenda Alton, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski, and Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith.

Potential candidates include Former Congressman Mark Critz (D-Cambria), PA State Education Association President Mike Crossley of Pittsburgh, State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila), Northampton County DA John Morganelli, State Rep. Brandon Neuman (D-Wash) and State Sen. John Wozniak (D-Cambria).

The current Lt. Governor, Jim Cawley, is also a Bucks native and former county commissioner, which reinforces the southeastern county’s role as a major battleground in 2014.

10 Responses

  1. Right now, your state representatives and senators could opt to be #heros to your constituents by cosponsoring HB/SB76 but, so far too many are ignoring what a debilitating tax is doing to eliminate their homeowner constituents. Among the hardest hit are U. S. military personnel, young families, and seniors .. Learn about how/why HB/SB76 benefits not just one segment of our population or another but, ALL Pennsylvanians

  2. Just what the State needs for Lieutenant Governor a candidate who has been convicted of DUI.that doesn’t know geography. It also appears he doesn’t have a chance of winning his job back as a State Representative So he appoints himself a Moderate and jumps into the LG race. With no support but himself. Lots of luck with that. LOL.

  3. I think this really means John Galloway is being courted to run for LG by…. John Galloway.

  4. First John lives several miles away from the nearest liquor store.

    But he has positioned himself perfectly with one quote, “the Nancy Pelosi wing of the party is over represented”. The dems in the T will love this and couple that with his labor connections across the state he could be formidable in a primary.

  5. It’s Crossey, not Crossley.

    Also, Alex–Bradford County is NOT west of the Susquehanna River. Buy a map.

  6. Ummmm the Susquehanna flows through Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Lock Haven, Clearfield, etc. Bradford County is definitely not west of those places.

  7. This drunk is really thinking of running? He single handily pumps a million dollars into the coffers of Pat Deon and the LCB thru his liver. He opposes liquor privitization cause the liquor store is walking distance from his house.

  8. Better hope Galloway doesn’t run statewide cause he will be running people over with his car driving drunk.

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