Received this e-mail today from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D. PA) in support of Eugene DePasquale’s (D. PA-10) congressional campaign:
I’m endorsing Eugene DePasquale for Congress because I know he is an honest, ethical fighter for the people of Pennsylvania. I served alongside him both as a legislator in Harrisburg and as a statewide public official for the Commonwealth, and I’ve watched him work to protect taxpayers from waste, fraud, and abuse.
Eugene and I share a commitment to reform and good government. He has led by example as the first public official to publicly post his own state legislative expenses online, and then challenged others in Harrisburg to do the same.
When he became auditor general, he began by reforming his own office and making it more transparent. He eliminated his office’s taxpayer-funded car fleet, consolidated offices and reduced administrative costs by implementing new technology. He saved taxpayers millions of dollars.
While serving as auditor general, Eugene uncovered over $1 billion (yes, with a ‘b’!) in wasteful and fraudulent spending. But his leadership has been impactful beyond numbers. He has exposed injustices infecting our Commonwealth — from uncovering untested rape kits that denied justice for so many victims, to exposing phone calls to our state child abuse hotline that were going unanswered, to shining a light on unreported elder abuse.
This work has helped thousands, and I have been grateful to have him as a partner in keeping Pennsylvanians safe.
This race in PA-10 is one of the top pick-up opportunities for Democrats in the entire country, friends. But if Eugene is going to get to Congress, he’s going to need our help. Can you chip in $10 or more to Eugene’s campaign so he can afford the resources he needs to win?
Eugene’s leadership and experience in making our institutions more transparent and accountable to taxpayers is exactly what we need in Washington today. Pennsylvanians need his voice in Washington, and I know he’ll be a fighter for all of us.
Attorney General of Pennsylvania