Yudichak Blasts Farnese

john-yudichakState Senator John Yudichak wanted to move up in the Democratic leadership.

After mulling a challenge to Minority Leader Jay Costa, Sen. Yudichak instead decided to target the position of Caucus Secretary. He lost that challenge to the incumbent Larry Farnese, however, and is none too pleased.

Sen. Yudichak spoke to Ryan Briggs of City and State and brought up Farnese’s recent legal trouble.  

Last May, Holly Otterbein of Philadelphia Magazine broke the story that Sen. Farnese was indicted on thirteen counts for vote-buying. The lawmaker used campaign funds so a Philly Councilwoman’s daughter could attend a study-abroad program. In exchange, that Councilwoman would back Farnese’s bid to become the Ward Leader of Philadelphia’s Eighth District.

“He quite frankly should have stepped down from the post already. We are beyond a minority now and it’s an irresponsible message to send to the voters,” Yudichak told Briggs. “If Sen. Farnese continues to serve in a leadership position…he puts all Democratic members at risk.”

Yudichak pointed to Rule 35 of the PA Senate code as a reason to expel Farnese as Caucus Secretary. The Democratic Party, though, believes that a Senator can only be removed if their wrong-doing involved their work in the party leadership.

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  1. There are actually lots of details like that to take into consideration. That could be a great point to convey up. I provide the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you carry up the place crucial factor will probably be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if finest practices have emerged around issues like that, but I’m positive that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Both girls and boys really feel the influence of just a second’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.


  2. Can Tony Williams win anything??? Your play here Tony backfired big time. Your boy is a cry baby. I hope Doc jams you up big time. You just keep going back for more punishment. How can you look at him after what he did to your family. No manhood what so ever

  3. Delco blue-

    I have a better idea. The SDCC staff should offer to work for the Republicans instead, and infect them with their disease of pervasive failure, and laziness.

  4. I have a great idea in 2018 to win more senate seats. So SDCC please read this. Go after the republicans for not supporting planned parenthood. Stay on it… Don’t stop… It didn’t work in 2014-2016 and if we try real hard we might get lucky and not lose any seats.

  5. Scoop-

    In Westmoreland, the SDCC refused to help a Democrat get on the ballot for the 39th district to replace incumbent Republican Kim Ward.

    The didn’t help her with petitions in the winter. Westmoreland requires extra resources because it’s rural and it’s dark after work. Many voters who there, work/commute to Pittsburgh and get home late.

    So, when the Dems were unsuccessful in fielding a candidate, they attempted a write-in campaign for the primary. Kim Ward spent many thousands of dollars tricking Dems into writing her in. The SDCC wouldn’t even chip in for a robocall to Dems to warn them about Kim Ward and to promote the Dem’s candidate.

    The Dems looked into running a Dem who switched to Independent to get on the ballot with a petition. Again, the SDCC refused to help.

    This is not the only seat were they refused to help candidates, but it’s the most glaring example of their complete unwillingness to do the barest minimum to help (or do their f*cking job).

    So, not only is this not “far fetched”, the behavior comes as ZERO surprise to other Dems I’ve talked to about this. It is common knowledge within the party that the SDCC is completely useless/worthless and no one in leadership has any interest in fixing it.

  6. Davis Diano- Ehich candidates, in which districts are you saying this happened? This sounds incredibly far fetched about the statement you made about the SDCC.

  7. Jimmy RDS-

    The Senate Dems are losing seats because the SDCC is completely useless. They REFUSED to even help some candidates get on the ballot to challenge the GOP candidates. They should not only be fired, but fined twice their salaries for gross incompetence and perpetuating a fraud by taking salaries in the first place.

  8. Talkin – explain to me how the McDonnell decision makes the indictment go away. As I read it, the Feds are alleging that he sold a vote. That is not simply “access” that McDonnell now permits.

    Whether they can prove it is another matter altogether. But as charged, it looks like a clear-cut QPQ to me. A vote is an official act, I believe, even for a citizen with no office. I don’t see this going away, but let’s hear another theory?

  9. He seems to have a pretty solid point to me. Senate Dems are losing seats like crazy. High profile arrests and a brutal butt kicking nationally, leads me to believe a shake up might be a good thing.

    What’s the definition of crazy again? Something about doing the same thing and expecting a different result?

  10. Seems to me we could do with some new blood in leadship. Our numbers are going in the wrong direction and they are acting like nothing is wrong. John would be welcomed new blood. Maybe he should have run for leader.

  11. YuDumbChek actually fired his staffer Kyle for failing to get him leadership. Here’s a clue Senator if your only argument for why you should be elected is disparaging your opponent YOUR UNFIT TO SERVE. Get there on merit dimwit

  12. Yuck!! Nothing worse than fleas when you grab a dog by the p-ssy. Had a few of those. Then I found Melania….wonderful….soft…not a flea in sight. God what a trophy for an old fart like me. Just hope the Viagra holds up.

  13. Porter, yes, just like Republicans, except without the ability to muster a massive majority in both chambers.

  14. The Farnese indictment is going to go away with the recent Supreme Court decision. Most people agree on that. Senate Democrats have to get it together and the dysfunctionality of this latest intramural fight was not good for the cause.

  15. Had Costa not had to protect Sabatina Tartaglione because of selfish people Kevin ” I’m a f pig Boyle” and his Sponsor Johnny Doc going after Tartaglione Dems could have spent the 1.5 million on fighting Republicans.

  16. @ Diano EXACTLY! The only thing that means anything is Leader and Appropriations. It’s important to mention that during the days before the vote and failed coup John Yuduchik was offering Farnese Appropriations or Whip or anything he was so desperate for his vote. So if he’s so unqualified why was he prepared to offer him that? This guys a dumb ass. Memo to Yuduchek : having Volpe making phone calls threatening members for support i.e. Blake reminds me of Johnny Doc. And if u wanted to be successful choose a better running mate than do nothing no Juice windbag Tony Williams.

  17. …this was for a city committee woman, not a City Councilwoman. Also probably important to note that the committee woman in question didn’t actually vote.

    Using the phrase “vote buying” makes it sound like votes in an election for state senator.

    Additionally, none of the charges were actually about bribery or anything like that. They were associated mail fraud and such claims.

  18. Yes, it is a poor public servant who brings ego into conflict with good governance. My solemn pledge is to never do such a thing, because I’m the best there ever was.

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