For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Bud Jackson

DATE: September 10, 2019


Harrisburg – Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell today said that he was “thrilled to endorse” state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s bid to represent the Tenth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

“Eugene has a proven record of public service that has made positive and meaningful change,” said Rendell, who served as governor from 2003 to 2011. “Eugene served as my deputy secretary in the Department of Environmental Protection until he was elected to serve in our state legislature. He was the first to publicly post his expenses on-line and was an agent for reforming Harrisburg. It’s no surprise to me that he has been such an effective auditor general.”

“I’m thrilled to endorse Eugene and I encourage Democrats to unify around him because he’s the most qualified and experienced public servant running, and he’s the strongest candidate we have to win that seat and make a difference for folks,” said Rendell. “Elections have consequences and Pennsylvanians in the Tenth Congressional District deserve to have Eugene’s leadership, his commitment to affordable health care, and his proven record of fighting for working class people and our seniors.”

In addition to today’s endorsement, DePasquale has been endorsed by regional labor unions and leaders, Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella, 2018 10th C.D. Democratic nominee George Scott, more than 40 local and county elected officials from across the district, including Harrisburg’s mayor, both Democratic state legislators, all three Democratic county commissioners, and all three Democratic Party chairs.

A full list can be found at


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