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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blogger-Candidate Meetup September 17th

There is another Blogger-Candidate Meetup scheduled for this Friday, September 17, at Rooney's Irish Pub in Pittston, PA.  Rather than try to rephrase everything, I'm just going to shamelessly steal the post from Gort, the organizer of this event:

Blogger/Candidate Meetup September 17th

It was so much fun last time we are going to do it again.

Candidates meet the faces behind the screen names

The next blogger meetup will be Friday September 17th at Rooney's Irish Pub 67 S. Main St. Pittston, PA 18704 starting at 5PM. There is big bar area with tables off to the side and plenty of free parking across the street where the Tomato Festival is held. It's easy to find just drive north on River Street from W-B and it's on the left. Or south from Scranton and it's on the right.

It looks like we will have a good turnout. So far I have received confirmation from about 25 campaigns for Congress, State Senate and State House that the candidate and/or supporters will be attending. That includes Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Pastafarians. The statewide candidates have been invited along with office holders not up for election this year and people interested in running for local offices in 2011. Some national figures have been invited and you never know who just might make it. Last time over 150 people showed up.

Our political bloggers from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties will be there along with our readers, commenters and people who are just interested in local politics.

This is an informal mixer with no speeches scheduled. There is no charge for admission.

This event is sanctioned by the Northeast Blogging Council and the Saturday OT Committee and Operatic Society.

The last such event was a remarkable success.  Somehow I got listed as a "political blogger," even though my only quote from the night that appeared in the paper the next day was - well, it wasn't even a quote, but a statement that I try not to get too involved in local politics - I leave that to Gort's blog.  Since that time I have actually been elected to public office, Luzerne County Democratic Committee representing Nanticoke's Ward 4.  Coincidentally, the Luzerne County Fourth District Democratic Committee is holding a "Family Picnic" the next day at the Plymouth Township Recreational Park.  I will have tickets available for that event at the Mixer, if anyone is interested!

1 comment:

Gort said...

The accidental politician.