Westmoreland Dems endorse Specter, Wagner, Conklin
The Westmoreland County Democratic Committee handed out its endorsements Saturday, backing Senator Arlen Specter for reelection and Auditor General Jack Wagner for governor.
The party also handed state Representative Scott Conklin (D-Centre) his first big endorsement win in nascent bid for Lieutenant Governor. Conklin only got into the race shortly before filing nominating petitions to get on the ballot; former Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel has been easily cruising to most county party endorsements.
Former John Murtha aide Mark Critz easily won the endorsement for Congress in the 12th District, after Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic Jr. dropped out of the race and threw his support to Critz.
And despite being unopposed in the May primary, Congressman Jason Altmire (D-4) didn’t win enough votes for the endorsement, in what seemed like a protest over his recent decision to vote against the health care reform bill expected to come up for a vote Sunday.
March 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm