Quantcast

Papenfuse, Miller give final campaign push - abc27 WHTM

Papenfuse, Miller give final campaign push

Posted: Updated:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Polls are ready to open Tuesday for Election Day, but candidates running to become Harrisburg's next mayor spent Monday giving a final campaign push.

Verbally slugging his opponent, Republican nominee Dan Miller warned voters of an Eric Papenfuse pick during a final press conference inside his accounting office on Second Street.

"It's déjà vu all over again that will take us back to the way things were done in Harrisburg," Miller said. "A return to a good ol' boy networking of influence and cronyism is the last thing we need."

Miller passed out papers that pointed out Papenfuse's latest campaign finance report. He questioned Papenfuse's campaign funders and their reasons for donating money. Miller claimed the biggest donor, Harrisburg developer Alex Hartzler, had the most to gain financially through a promise of tax abatement programs.

"This election is not about Dan Miller and Eric Papenfuse; this election is about Alex Hartzler," said Miller. "Can he buy the city government? Is that going to be the future of Harrisburg politics?"

Papenfuse was quick to defend those political jabs by saying he is not in debt with campaign funders and opting to "stay positive" about the race.

"We need to take the personal attacks out of politics," said Papenfuse. "We need to stay positive and focused on the greater good. And that's never accomplished by sort of negatively attacking individuals."

Miller maintained he is only informing voters before they head into the booth on Tuesday. He believed most voters wouldn't personally look at the campaign finance reports themselves and see where the money is coming from.

Miller said most of Papenfuse's campaign backers are long-tied to Harrisburg's financial meltdown in the first place.

"[Miller's comments are] last ditch desperate attacks that continues the negativity that Dan Miller has had in his campaign," said Papenfuse.

The race to become Harrisburg's next mayor has proved to be one for the books, and perhaps an interesting election law case study if not a Hollywood script. All will end around 8 p.m. Tuesday when polls close.

"That's why we have elections," said Miller.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:48:47 GMT
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
  • UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:15:36 GMT
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
  • Police chief's son charged for alleged road rage

    Police chief's son charged for alleged road rage

    Authorities say the son of a Pennsylvania police chief was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at Lehigh County Detectives.More >>
    Authorities say the son of a Pennsylvania police chief was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at Lehigh County Detectives.More >>
Powered by WorldNow