Baker said she viewed running for the office as applying to voters for a job. "Having Tom Ridge as my reference is something I'm very proud of," she said. Baker said Ridge, of Chevy Chase, Md., had occasionally urged her to run for office when she worked for him."The governor said to me if I ever ran for public office, no matter where he was, he would want to come back and be supportive," she said.
A campaign flier touting support of state Senate candidate Lisa Baker by area sportsmen is misleading and underhanded, rival candidate Russ Bigus claims.
The flier features comments of Dale Butler, president of the Red Rock Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and Mike Protz, president of the Northeast Division of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsman's Clubs, pushing Baker as a supporter of hunters and gun owners. Bigus called the flier "a clever way" to make it look like the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsman's Clubs back Baker as organizations.
Bigus is also running an ad in the CV describing himself as "new" and Baker as "old." It says he is new blood with new ideas and cites his approval by PACleanSweep.
The conservative Republican candidate for the State Senate, David Madeira, says he is not surprised. "The recent endorsement of Lisa Baker by Senator Charles Lemmond and Tom Ridge comes as no surprise. Minority Pro-abortion Republicans tend to stick together." Madeira said. Lemmond and Ridge are known to be pro-abortion advocates. "Next we might hear about her former boss, Senator Jubilier backing her as well."
Lisa Baker, aligning herself with pro-abortion advocates, has also had a hand in taking away gun rights for Pennsylvanians. It has been reported that she assisted in the removal of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Game Commissioner as well as blocking a proposed shooting range on state gamelands in Luzerne County.
The other Republican in the race is Carl Sutton and the lone Democrat is Robert MCNamara.
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