Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Brief Results

Casey's corporate machine rolled over the little guys.

Casey: 84.5%
Pennacchio: 9%
Sandals: 6.5%

I'll have commentary and thoughts later, but I'm heading out to a double shift at work. Until then, here is Chuck's response:


Our 2006 Senate campaign was a critically important step in a larger citizen movement to restore Pennsylvania's politics to Pennsylvanians. Thousands of citizens in hundreds of communities across the state over the last thirty months have inspired me, time and again, to speak truth against a political system near bankruptcy.

My heartfelt thanks go out to each volunteer and every supporter who has given so much to advance our people-first politics -- Pennsylvanians who embrace meaningful reform over politics as usual. Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians are taking a stand for a better kind of politics. A politics built on the talent, imagination, and energy of Pennsylvanians. A politics that promotes the common good instead of narrow, big-money special interests and party bosses. A government that guarantees universal health care, a liviing wage, civil liberties, and a sane foreign policy.

The issues we care about are not going away, and neither are we. In the coming days and weeks I look forward to talking with my supporters and other Pennsylvanians as we decide together what our next steps will be.

Yours in solidarity,

Chuck Pennacchio


At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cajun Jew, you are an honest-to-goodness citizen. It takes incredible strength and tenacity to work against the machine. You and Chuck's many volunteers worked for what is good and what is right. You should all be proud of yourselves. I am proud of my vote for Chuck. Keep fighting, Cajun Jew!!!

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Jaekos said...


Good work! Not just yesterday, but throughout the campaign with your blogging.

As I'm sure you know, and can be justly proud of, Centre County got the highest percentage of votes for Chuck in the state, followed by Fulton County and then my own Lancaster County. None could be considered 'progressive hotbeds' so we really accomplished something. Now we've just got to spread that through the rest of the state.

Yours was the first place I saw Chuck's statement. Inspirational, as Chuck always is.

Keith (aka Jaekos; or vice versa?)


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