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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

PA-Sen: Chuck Pennacchio Joins Princeton Filibuster

Posted by Bob Brigham

Regular Swing State Project readers know that when Tim isn't posting here, he is directing communications for Chuck Pennacchio, who is running against Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania.

Today they are in New Jersey, joining the Princeton Filibuster: www.FilibusterFrist.com (see here, here, here, and here).

I just got off the phone with Tim...

Professor Pennacchio begins speaking at 3PM local time, with Chris Matthews doing a Harball interview beginning at 4PM.

Because of the media attention, there are rumors of a College Republican protest, but it is unknown what size of crowd they would be able to turn out.

They are closing in on Hour 173 with no end in sight. Right now, there are around 25 students at the event and the MSNBC crew is setting up.

The mood is festive, with refreshments and people seem to be having fun.

Tim is decked out with the postmodern politics toolkit: laptop, cell phone, mic, video and still digitals. You can watch the event on the webcam at www.FilibusterFrist.com.

More to come...

Posted at 02:41 PM in 2006 Elections - Senate, Nuclear Option, Pennsylvania | Technorati


There was good live-blogging coverage going on at ProgRev.

Posted by: Fran for Dean [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 3, 2005 04:43 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

For Chuck to have an impact, he must do more than simply show up to this event. He must show why he, and not Casey, would stand against conservative judges. If he can't draw a stark contrast with Casey, and highlight his strong pro-choice stance, he'll continue along polling in the single digits. He's got to get tough or get taken for granted.

Posted by: bchandra [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 3, 2005 07:27 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment