Friday, March 09, 2012

Luzerne County Dems make Congressional endorsements

Luzerne Dems Back Holden, Vinsko

No surprise that Bill Vinsko got the nod over Gene Stilp in their contest to take on Freshman Republican Lou Barletta in the 11th CD. Vinsko is the Assistant City Attorney for Wilkes-Barre and has many friends in the county although being the front man trying to explain the million dollar fire truck gift and other recent controversies doesn't help him. My advice to Bill is to leave the employ of the city. He also needs to do better in fundraising.

The news out of the meeting is some contoversy over the vote of the exectutive committee in the 17th CD race. The original headline was the Luzerne County Democrats unanimously endorse Tim Holden but that was not was not the case. The whole county committee didn't vote on this issue just the executive committee. 2nd District Chairman Casey Evans sets the record straight

"It was not a unanimous endorsement. As a voting member of the Luzerne County Democratic Executive Committee, I and many others voted for Matt Cartwright. However, the vote was merely recorded as unanimous because another Committee member and Holden supporter made a motion that it be recorded as such, citing some “past precedent” that no Cartwright supporter seemed to recall ever being used before."

I would have liked to attend this meeting but I was informed after the fact.

We had a Luzerne County Democratic Committee Meeting tonight. Gort, sorry I wasn't able to get in touch with you about it sooner, but when I talked to Kathy Kane last night she seemed apprehensive about letting bloggers cover the meeting.


Anonymous said...

As far back as I can remember, it was always the County Executive Committee that does the endorsing. Perhaps Casey is just too young to know that.

Anonymous said...

Evans isn't a quitter, ill give him that. He doesn't seem to be afraid of anything, does he? Too early to tell if he's just very brave or very foolish or both.

I saw that the vote wasn't as unanimous as the news made it out to be, so I looked into these two candidates online this morning. Ill admit that I haven't been following this race much. Mr. Holden has a history of hiding. I find. No issues listed on his website, and he votes with the GOP more often than not, and the two bills he wrote up that made it into law were to rename post offices? Gimme a break. He cant be our Rep. Even NePA is too smart to elect this buffoon. Go back to Harrisburg.

Who is Gene Stilp?

D.B. Echo said...

Anonymous 7:26 AM, I think Casey Evans knows about the Executive Committee.