It hits Phyllis Mundy on the 3 P's. Pay raise, Pensions and Per Diems.
The Mundy camp responds:
Rep Mundy's opponent's campaign represents everything good people hate about politics and politicians. What is especially interesting is where the funding for the ad comes from. His expense report shows that it comes from the party bosses in Harrisburg (HRCC). Rep Mundy's funds come from a broad cross section of small and large donors throughout the district. Mundy's opponent campaign has been completely negative and has failed to list any qualifications, life experiences, or work experiences that would make him qualified to represent the 120th legislative district.
A response ad from the Mundy campaign is airing on the local broadcast channels. It's a standard man/women on the street spot reminding us that she fights the special interests and utility companies defending her vote on the pay raise by saying she donated it to charity. It closes with Phyllis making her case.
It's not good when a long time incumbent is playing defense in the the last week of the campaign.
Kaufer snagged the endorsement from some west side Democratic officials.
From the inbox:
Aaron Kaufer, Republican candidate for State Representative, has received the enthusiastic endorsement of Democratic officials throughout the 120th legislative district. Seven elected Democrats, including four of the six Council Presidents in the 120th, have thrown their full support behind Kaufer’s campaign against 22-year incumbent, Democrat Phyllis Mundy.
In a letter explaining their endorsement, Denise Adams (Exeter Borough Council President), Jack Ruane (Exeter Township Chairman of Supervisors), Michael Jancuska (Luzerne Council President), Michael Berish (Pringle Council President), and Luzerne Borough Council members Jason Tarreto, Mary Ellen Schell and Judy Gober.
Phyllis shows her juice:
HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Phyllis Mundy announced that West Pittston will receive a $1.65 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority to replace undersized and misaligned sewer lines.
"This loan will help West Pittston modernize its sewage and storm water collection systems, and in doing so, protect the health of residents as well as the environment," said Mundy, D-Luzerne. "I'm pleased that the state is aiding this important project."
Sewage and storm water collection lines are combined in the community, and that has caused raw sewage to back up into basements. It also has resulted in street flooding.
Can the kid knock off a longtime legislator? Tell us your predictions in the comments.