Monday, May 15, 2006

McDonald Roberts Receives Endorsement on Eve of Primary

Calling her the "...Dems' most plausible choice..." Valerie McDonald Roberts received the endorsement of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday in her race for Lieutenant Governor.

McDonald Roberts ( , the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds, is looking to knock off current Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll and become the runningmate of Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell in his bid for a second term.

As a former City Councilwoman in Pittsburgh and school board president McDonald Roberts gives Rendell regional and gender balance in the Keystone state and more subtlly gives the Governor racial balance as he prepares to take on former Pittsburgh Steeler Hall of Fame receiver Lynn Swann.

In what polls are already showing to be a tight contest Rendell will need every edge he can get, and having a qualified, experienced and respected runningmate who will give African Americans an additional reason to vote for the Democrat may make the difference in the election.

Prediction: McDonald Roberts will knock off Lt. Gov. Baker Knoll by 10 points


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