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Northeast Philly State Senator Mike Stack isn't the highest-profile candidate in the running for Tom Corbett's seat--that honor would go to Allyson Schwartz, or Joe Sestak, or maybe even Treasurer Rob McCorb. But he does have something none of them do--the endorsement of Bob Brady, Philadelphia Democratic Party Chair. “He’s smart, he knows the state government, and he’s well liked,” Brady told the Inquirer yesterday. “Good family, good man.” And good political machine behind him too, now. [Inquirer]
The internet has developed a collective case of the giggles lately thanks to George W. Bush. The former president has taken up painting in his retirement and, well, he really likes to create images of himself in the shower and dogs. Lots of dogs. Like, 50 freaking dogs.It seems a little silly and, to me, a little endearing that the former commander-in-chief has the same hobby as my three-year-old niece who paints pictures of a kitty cat named Booger. But hey, hats off to Dubya for being multi-faceted. After all, Bob Dole did Viagra commercials, which is at least 57 percent skeevier than naked shower self-portraits. Here, some suggestions for what current politicians should consider as post-political hobbies.
Philadelphia Congressman-Slash-Powerbroker Bob Brady will receive the first-ever "Bob Brady Working Class Hero Award, " this weekend from the local chapter of the United Steelworkers, in recognition of his efforts to keep the ailing Sunoco refinery alive and in business. "We named an award after Bob Brady and he will be the first to receive what will be an annual award," United Steelworkers Local 10-1 President Jim Savage said. "We wanted to show our appreciation to Congressman Brady for saving our jobs." The award ceremony will look like this video, only with hundreds of Bob Brady lookalikes mouthing the words "Bob Brady
While Gov. Tom Corbett hasn't officially announced his desire for a two-fer in Harrisburg, the results of last week's election and his sinking poll numbers are getting some state Democrats geared up for a 2014 run against him. At the top of the list of Philly-area possibles are U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, erstwhile mayoral candidate Tom Knox, and Montco commissioner Josh Shapiro. [The Morning Call]
2009 was a tough year financially for most every family, but it was downright catastrophic for Rep. Bob Brady and wife Debra. Or at least, that’s the way it appeared on federal personal finance disclosure reports filed by the 14-year congressional veteran and boss of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee.
Three men wearing hoodies and masks reportedly attempted to break into the home of Congressman Bob Brady today. Congressman Brady was not home at the time, but his wife was. Authorities say that the men cut the cable and phone lines, but were scared off when they realized someone was home. No one was injured during the incident. [NBC Philadelphia]