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Stack's marathon - 3:54:34

Published by James O'Toole on .

Early Returns is impressed.  State Sen. Mike Stack posted a more than respectable result in the Pittsburgh Marathon as the Philadelphia lawmaker, 50, took a break from campaigning to run the course in 3:54:34.  Marty Marks, a spokesman for the lieutenant governor candidate, said of his finish, "Although an impressive outing, we expect to finish much higher on May 20.''

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McGinty on gift ban

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Katie McGinty is trying to add a does of momentum to her longshot campaign with a new positive ad which congratulates itself for not being part of the increasingly rancorous debate occupying other candidates.  It turns out she's still the daughter of a police officer; still one of ten children; and still worked for Ed Rendell and Bill Clinton. She would also, according to the ad's narrator, "ban gifts to Harrsiburg politicians, restore Cobrbett's education cuts and support Obamacare.''

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LCB RIP? TBD

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Karen Langley and Kate Giammarise pull back the curtain on another round of legislative machinations in pursuit of reform of the state liquor sales system.  The latest permutation of the elusive LCB changes "would leave the state stores  operating while reducing restrictions on beer and wine sales.''

"They didn't want fifths of Jack Daniel's going out of Wawa at 2 a.m.,'' says killjoy Sen. Chuck McIllhinney, R-Bucks.

 

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Inky goes for McCord

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State Treasurer Rob McCord is down in the polls and facing some flak from party elders on his tough new ad attacking Tom Wolf, but his campaign got one big plus over he weekend as he picked up the backing of the state largest newpaper.  While lauding the overall quality of the Democratic contenders, The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board praised the treasurer's  "obviously rich reservoir of intelligence, knowledge, and energy ....  with his substantial experience in politics, government, business, and finance.''

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Hanger endorses Wolf

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John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Resources, has endorsed Tom Wolf for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Mr. Hanger, who ended his own campaign for governor earlier this year, said he had decided to back the York businessman because, “He will be the great, transformational governor Pennsylvanians need so desperately right now.’’

Mr. Hanger’s short-lived campaign was praised for its detailed focus on issues but failed to gain much traction in the polls. He had calculated that his underfunded campaign could prevail by winning a plurality in a splintered field. But he said at the time he dropped out that the Wolf’s early surge had left him without a realistic path to victory. Mr. Hanger attracted attention of his call to legalize and tax marijuana. His outspokenness on that issue helped prod the rest of the Democratic field to move toward backing various degrees of decriminalization of the drug’s recreational use in addition to supporting medical marijuana.

In a statement released by the Wolf campaign, he said, “I also endorse Tom Wolf because he has run a positive campaign that has consistently discussed the issues that matter to our future.’’

You can read the full Hanger statement after the jump.

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