Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekend Political Events

There were a number of political events this weekend. I didn't get to all of them but here are some brief descriptions from my own observation and email / tweets.

Dan Onorato, Democratic candidate for governor, held another in a series of picnics to get to know residents in the greater Philadelphia area. This one was in Malcolm X Park. Previous picnics have been held in Bucks and Montgomery Counties and other parts of Philadelphia. The usual format of these events is informal, with Onorato talking with people individually.

Bryan Lentz, current state rep for the 161st district and Democratic candidate for the 7th congressional district, held a townhall meeting on economic issues. A crowd of about 50 asked questions covered a range of topics.

Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz's campaign picnic was moved indoors due to rain but went on nonetheless. A sizeable crowed came out to hear her talk about legislative successes (health care, financial regulation) and issues coming up for action (whether or not to let tax breaks expire). The diversity among the audience was reflected in the range of headgear: Eagles hat, Temple U hat, American flag doo rag, and a rainbow of turbans.

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