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Sunday, January 15, 2006
Not a bad weekend at all last week for Lynn Swann, the Steelers Hall-of-Famer and GOP gubernatorial candidate.
Swann not only triumphed in a Republican party caucus vote, easily besting former Lt. Gov. Bill Scranton. He also reportedly got Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell hopping mad at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Seems two TV cameras that were following Rendell around the farm show abruptly left the governor to begin taping a Swann campaign kegger at the event. Rendell's campaign staff is rumored to have felt the governor's full wrath over Swann stealing the show.
Swann also benefited from Republican state Sen. Jeff Piccola dropping out of the governor's race because the former Steeler should pick up Piccola's anti-abortion supporters. Scranton is pro-choice.
About the only negative for Swann was Allegheny County Republican Committee Chairman Bob Glancy and a host of other local committee members deciding to support Scranton."