Thursday, March 01, 2012

Don Bailey for Attorney General

Former Congressman and Auditor General Don Bailey is running for PA Attorney General. He represented the 21st CD for 2 terms from 1979 to 1983 then lost to John Murtha after his district was merged with Murtha's after the 1982 redistricting. He made a comeback winning the 1984 Auditor General race but then lost a series of elections getting beat in the 1986 Senate primary then lost his bid for reelection to Barbara Hafer in 1988. He tried to regain the office in 1992 but lost in the primary then lost a bid for governor in 1998. Since then he has been a civil rights attorney.

Third Democrat emerges in Pa. attorney general race

"I have simply become fed up with what I feel is a pervasive level of corruption in Pennsylvania," he said in an interview Tuesday. "The Attorney General's Office has been a do-nothing office for too long."...Bailey acknowledged his late entrance could relegate his candidacy to long-shot status....His Harrisburg-based civil-rights law practice has occupied most of his time during the last decade, he said. Focused on representing whistle-blowers, Bailey describes himself as an "equal-opportunity suer."

PoliticsPA: But he’s also run into some professional trouble. He came close to being disbarred in 2011, accused by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of bringing frivolous lawsuits.

I don't think he will have much of an impact on the race as Patrick Murphy and Kathleen Kane have been running for months and have banked some big bucks. He's counting on name recognition but hasn't won an election in 28 years so only old political junkies like me and the Yonk even remember the guy.


Jude Rene Montarsi said...

I'd vote for Don Bailey for Attorney General in a heartbeat! I have only met him once and he impressed me greatly. One of the sharpest attorneys (and honest--almost an oxymoron to use the word "honest" as an adjective to describe "attorney")that I have ever met. I think he would go far to clean up the profession in this state and put the judiciary's feet to the fire when it comes to making necessary reforms to clean up the AG's Office and the courts!

Anonymous said...

one thing about Don,he will fight for you and he has proven that. He is not some fancy high profile attorney that takes your money pass's go and does nothing...not your typical defense monopoly crook.. of course if were a crooked big headed power judge or an attorney who lost against him,,,, i would jealous too !!!.... he cant be intimidated and will fight alone if need be.... honestly he a sets a great example of what it means to represent all the way...good luck Don, its time to take out the trash and shove reality down the throats of those with their sacks tucked back !!!