“Who are those guys?” Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid kept asking, as they were chased from hither to yon by a relentless and well trained posse, following a series of mostly successful train robberies pulled off by Butch and Sundance and the Hole-In-The-Wall Gang.
The same question arose this week as an organization called Pennsylvanians for Accountability began running TV ads statewide criticizing the Corbett administration for granting corporate tax cuts and cutting education. But who exactly is behind Pennsylvanians for Accountability? As a “social welfare” nonprofit group, and not officially a “political” group, PFA is not required to reveal its officers or funders, and inquiring minds want to know.
We’re following up on a number of items mentioned recently in this space. Last week we reported that Republican Bruce Castor, a Montgomery County commissioner, was out of Corbett’s hair as a primary opponent next year. This week, Democrat Joe Sestak, former Navy admiral, former congressman and former U.S. Senate candidate, loosened his lips and announced that he will be a future U.S. Senate candidate, seeking to unseat Pat Toomey in 2016.