October 2014

Why is John Kane Hiding?

55 Days and John Kane Still Refuses to Debate

Springfield, PA – 55 days have passed since State Senate candidate Tom McGarrigle first requested a debate with opponent John Kane on August 12, 2014.   Numerous phone calls and emails have been sent since then, but still no debate is scheduled. 

“Having a debate in a political campaign is about as obvious as the sky being blue.  Yet, John Kane has been dragging his feet for nearly two months in getting a debate scheduled.  One can only presume that he wants to run out the clock on the campaign before committing to a reasonable, fair debate.  Why is he hiding?” said campaign manager Caitlin Ganley.

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September 2014

Tom McGarrigle Earns Endorsement of Local Chamber Group

Springfield, PA – Delaware County Council Chairman, small business owner and candidate for the 26th State Senate district Tom McGarrigle received the endorsement of SEPAC, the political action committee representing several chambers of commerce in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Jeannie Liggett, chair of SEPAC’s Board of Directors, said, “The candidates endorsed by SEPAC recognize the needs of businesses in Southeast PA and across the Commonwealth.  They understand that to improve the business climate in Pennsylvania, we must lower business taxes, roll back restrictive regulations, reform the pension system, and improve our failing infrastructure.”

“I am grateful to receive SEPAC’s endorsement, and I am...

September 2014

Operating Engineers Local 542 Endorse Tom McGarrigle for State Senate

Marcus Hook, PA – At a news conference on September 12th, 2014 in front of Monroe Energy LLC, Operating Engineers Local 542 announced their endorsement of Tom McGarrigle for the 26th State Senate seat.

“Our endorsement of Tom McGarrigle is based on performance - thousands of people are employed today because of Tom McGarrigle and County Council’s commitment to fight for these jobs.  While some unions are supporting Tom's opponent because of one business manager making a promise to another business manager, our endorsement is based on performance, results and job creation.  Tom has been a friend to labor and business, and he has made sure that we work together to create jobs here in Delaware County.  That is...