Absence makes the heart grow fonder judging by the number of visitors to this site since I decided to take a break. Thank you for your well wishes in the comments and email. So what did I miss?
Luzerne County Democratic Chairman Mark Bufalino had a séance and contacted the ghosts of Marty Murray and Richard Daley and got some pointers on how to enforce party discipline.
County Democrats put support behind commissioner ticket; Lupas and Musto Carroll also receive endorsements.
The vote for Skrep and his girl Friday was unanimous. That's impressive considerering that candidates can't even circulate nominating petitions yet but it was an open process according to the chairman: “We are just trying to open up the process for people to come and seal the (Democratic Party),” party chairman Mark Bufalino said. “We want to head in one direction.”....“The purpose of the meeting was to open up the process, not shut it down,” Bufalino said. “All candidates had a chance to address the committee.”
Other non-surprises were David Lupas being endorsed for Judge and his number one Jackie Musto Carroll grabbing the nod for District Attorney. They also endorsed candidates for the other row offices which I'll cover in the coming days.
On the other side of the ballot the Luzerne County Republican Executive Committee voted not to endorse any candidate. From what I understand of our local GOP affiliate any endorsement would probably be greeted as a kiss of death by the candidate "lucky enough" to get it.
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