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Election 2012: How Simmons, Deely Endorsements Stack Up

As the campaign comes to a close, Patch takes a look at candidate endorsements for the 131st Congressional district race.

With the election less than three weeks away, candidates are collecting and promoting endorsements from different organizations. We've rounded up the current endorsements for both Rep. Justin Simmons and Democratic challenger Kevin Deely. Here's how they stack up:

Rep. Justin Simmons (R-131)

  • Express Times
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • PEG PAC PA Business Counsil
  • PA Realtors Association
  • Lehigh Valley Realtors Assoc.
  • Lehigh Valley Builders Assoc
  • Associated Builders & Contractors Eastern PA
  • FARMER -PA Farm Bureau PAC
  • PA Chamber of Commerce
  • NRA National Rifle Association
  • PA State Troopers Assoc
  • Queen City Fraternal Order of Police
  • Le-Hampton Lodge 35 Fraternal Order of Police
  • Joeseph J. Haggerty Lodge 40 Fraternal Order of Police
  • PA Pro-Life Federation
  • Citizens Alliance PA
  • Humane PA- The Humane Society of PA PAC 

Kevin Deely

  • Equality PA
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Sierra Club
  • Conservation Voters PA
  • Clear Water Action
  • APSCUF: Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties
  • PSEA
  • Education Voters PA
  • AFL-CIO
  • AFSCME
  • SEIU
  • UAW

What do you think of the candidate endorsements? Tell us in the comments below! 

Fae Danner October 17, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Tanya, you're absolutely correct and much more concise than I; so I'll just echo your point.
optimist October 17, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Really push the drillers out of PA? That is what would happen with a sev. tax? Incredible. Let's just agree to disagree. I guess they will all soon be leaving West Virginia and the other states. I think Rendell felt it was too early in the game and that it was proper to leave it to the next administration. I do agree he should have done something.
Tanya Bryant October 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Mary Ann, The national war on women is left wing liberal Obama-Deely code. It means stupid women don't worry about high unemployment, high debt, high gas prices, high food prices, national security. The only thing you should worry about is abortion on demand available in vending machines and coming to a Taco Bell near you. Your not smart enough to understand the other stuff. To me the liberalization of abortion isn't a great right that women have received it is a sad commentary on the path our Country is on.
Robert Sentner October 17, 2012 at 11:30 PM
you know what I just noticed, looks like everyone that is republican or at least moderate or right leaning has there name in big black bold letters and the union loving, leftest, radical environmentalist have a pseudonym as there name. makes you go hmmmmmmmm.
Len Pellegrino November 05, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Don't leave out: Citizens against union bullying Citizens against union extortion Citizens against union intimidation Don't believe - check out phillybully.com watch for yourself

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