Centre Daily Times (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Over the com­ing weeks our vol­un­teers will knock on doors through­out State Col­lege, dis­tribut­ing can­di­date in­for­ma­tion and re­mind­ing neigh­bors to vote. If they come to your door, please thank them for their pa­tri­otic ser­vice.

Ev­ery elec­tion mat­ters, but 2018 is dif­fer­ent. Core in­sti­tu­tions of our democ­racy are un­der at­tack. Women and mi­nori­ties are openly dis­par­aged. Cor­po­ra­tions and bil­lion­aires reap more and more, while work­ing fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties strug­gle. We need to send a mes­sage. We can by elect­ing our en­tire slate of out­stand­ing 2018 Demo­cratic candidates.

For years, we have seen in­cum­bent Repub­li­cans run for re-elec­tion unop­posed here in cen­tral PA be­cause they hold so-called “safe seats.” This year, we have out­stand­ing candidates, in­clud­ing record num­bers of women candi- dates, con­test­ing ev­ery sin­gle of­fice.

Six out­stand­ing Democrats are on the bal­lot in State Col­lege. Lead­ing the ticket, U.S. Se­na­tor Bob Casey and Gover­nor Tom Wolf seek re-elec­tion. John Fet­ter­man is our Lieu­tenant Gover­nor can­di­date. Marc Frieden­berg is chal­leng­ing an en­trenched Repub­li­can in­cum­bent in the 12th U.S. Con­gres­sional District, as is Ezra Nanes in the 34th PA Sen­a­to­rial District. Scott Con­klin is run­ning for re-elec­tion in the 77th PA House District.

We are also pleased to en­dorse two more candidates run­ning against en­trenched Repub­li­cans in dis­tricts ad­ja­cent to the Bor­ough: Su­san Boser run­ning in the 15th U.S. Con­gres­sional District, and Erin McCracken run­ning in the 171st PA House District. Please sup­port these strong candidates and help save Democ­racy on Novem­ber 6!

– Paul M. Hal­lacher,

State Col­lege, PA. Hal­lacher is the Chair of the State Col­lege Bor­ough

Demo­cratic Com­mit­tee

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