Republican City Committee clambake slated for Sunday

The an­nu­al Re­pub­lic­an City Com­mit­tee clam­bake is sched­uled for Sunday at Cannstat­ter’s, and every­one in at­tend­ance will have the chance to par­ti­cip­ate in a pres­id­en­tial straw poll sponsored by the North­east Times.

The late-sum­mer gath­er­ing, which will run from 4 to 8 p.m., usu­ally at­tracts about 1,000 people to the grounds at 9130 Academy Road.

Ad­mis­sion costs $100 and in­cludes bever­ages, food and en­ter­tain­ment by the Mum­mers, an Elvis Pres­ley trib­ute artist and a disc jockey.

The straw poll bal­lot will in­clude the names of the 11 an­nounced ma­jor can­did­ates for the 2012 Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial nom­in­a­tion.

The can­did­ates are Gov. Rick Perry of Texas; former Govs. Buddy Roe­mer of Louisi­ana, Jon Hunts­man of Utah, Mitt Rom­ney of Mas­sachu­setts and Gary John­son of New Mex­ico; former Sen. Rick San­tor­um of Pennsylvania; former House Speak­er Newt Gin­grich of Geor­gia; Reps. Michele Bach­mann of Min­nesota, Ron Paul of Texas and Thad Mc­Cot­ter of Michigan; and busi­ness­man and polit­ic­al com­ment­at­or Her­man Cain of Geor­gia.

There will also be space for a write-in vote.

Tick­ets are avail­able at the door or in ad­vance by call­ing Re­pub­lic­an City Com­mit­tee at 215-561-0650.


Bill Ru­bin, the Demo­crat­ic can­did­ate in the 10th Coun­cil­man­ic Dis­trict, opened a second cam­paign of­fice last week in Fox Chase.

Ru­bin wel­comed sup­port­ers on Aug. 18 to vis­it the of­fice, at 431 Rhawn St., and treated them to hot dogs, wa­ter ice and soda.

Among those in at­tend­ance was former Phil­lies pitch­er Larry Christen­son, a friend of Ru­bin. Christen­son was on the team when the Phil­lies won the 1980 World Series cham­pi­on­ship.

City Con­trol­ler Alan Butkovitz stopped by, as did Dan Mc­Caf­fery, a likely can­did­ate for state at­tor­ney gen­er­al next year.

The lineup of ward lead­ers con­sisted of Bill Dol­bow (35th), John Sabat­ina (56th), Pat Par­kin­son (57th), Ber­nice Hill (63rd) and Shawn Dillon (66-A). Frank Con­away, former head of the 57th Ward, lent his sup­port.

Ru­bin also has a lar­ger of­fice near Ben­nett Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.

The can­did­ate is chal­len­ging 31-year in­cum­bent Re­pub­lic­an Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill.

Both men have spent much of the sum­mer go­ing door-to-door in the ex­pans­ive dis­trict.

The chal­lenger is try­ing to play catch-up in cam­paign fund-rais­ing.

He’s hold­ing a golf out­ing Fri­day at Ju­ni­ata Golf Course. ••

Re­port­er Tom War­ing can be reached at 215-354-3034 or twar­

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