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.
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