Gov. Shapiro Rallies Support For Bucks County Democrats

Gov. Josh Shapiro rallied in Newtown Township to support the Democratic ticket.

Gov. Josh Shapiro speaking to Democrats on election day.
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As voters were heading to the polls and ballot drop boxes, Gov. Josh Shapiro made a last-minute get-out-the-vote stop in Lower Bucks County.

Shapiro, a Democrat from Montgomery County, visited the campaign office off Terry Drive in Newtown Township on Tuesday for the Bucks United campaign ticket.

Democratic Commissioners Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Bob Harvie, who are fighting to keep their seats, were in attendance.

Commissioners Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Bob Harvie rallying supporters.
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Judge Dan McCaffery, who is running for Pennsylvania Supreme Court, against Republican Judge Carolyn Carluccio spoke of the importance of people getting out to vote.

Judge Dan McCaffery speaking.
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“This is a community that knows how to win,” the governor said. “You know how to win tough elections.”

Shapiro said Ellis-Marseglia and Harvie “get stuff done” and called on Democrats to help get out the vote.

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Harvie told the roughly 50 people gathered that he appreciated everyone’s support, including from the governor.

Speaking to the crowd, Ellis-Marseglia said she has never had a governor show up to support her commissioner campaign, noting it shows how important the race is this year.

The event was filled with local elected officials and candidates for municipal offices and school board.

Democrats and Republicans are fighting hard to gain control over the three-person Bucks County Board of Commissioners, a majority Republicans lost for the first time in decades in 2019. Republican commissioner candidates Gene DiGirolamo, an incumbent, and Bucks County Controller Pam Van Blunk are facing off against Ellis-Marseglia and Harvie.

Both campaigns have spent significant sums of money and knocked on thousands of doors in their efforts.

The race is seen by Democrats and Republicans as a key bellwether for the 2024 election.

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State Sen. Steven Santarsiero speaking.
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Gov. Shapiro speaking with Sen. Santarsiero after the event.
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