The Times-Leader made a pick in the 121st District State Representative race that pointed out the same things I think about:
And all three candidates besides Pashinski have political ties that are deep and, in some cases, troubling. We hope that voters will see Pashinski as a bit of an outsider - his own man - with few politically-connected pals and family members.
Of all the candidates, he has the most potential to be a successful state representative - and the least political baggage.
As the WB-Keeper pointed out O'Donnell has the most money. From the TL:
The campaign finance report of candidate Bob Reilly, was not available Friday evening.
Contributions to O'Donnell $148,000.
Pashinski's political committee $36,500 in contributions .
Hayward, raised just more than $4,000.
The story points out that most of O'Donnell's money went to Ed Mitchell. The feel I'm getting is that Reilly is fading. People can sense when a candidate is running to do something vs. to be somebody. And Hayward just reminded me too much of McGroarty. Then the Blogfather weighed in. Eddie Day got his vote the old fashioned way, he asked for it:
There was a minute part of me that was hesitantly leaning towards voting for another candidate, but Ed bothered to press the flesh and he all but forced me to remember that he's a quality person. He's got my vote. You can e-mail me and spark all sorts of further debate, but I seriously doubt that it'll resonate much with me. Much like Mayor Tom Leighton before him, I would prefer to vote for the people who have their hearts in the right place.
And in my mind, Ed Pashinski has his heart in the right place.
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