Viewfinder: Montco GOP's Summer Picnic

A large group of Republican supporters were at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown for the annual Montgomery County Republican Committee Summer Picnic.

On Wednesday night, the Montgomery County Republican Committee held its annual picnic at the in Norristown, giving voters, candidates and elected officials a chance to mingle prior to the upcoming elections.

Some familiar faces included Bruce Castor Jr., who is seeking re-election in November for Montgomery County commissioner; Sheriff Eileen Behr, who is also seeking re-election; and Moon Ahn, who has his sights set on the Clerk of Courts seat.

Despite the large turnout, it was easy to identify the candidates, as they all wore red T-shirts bearing the names of the 2011 Montgomery County Republican ticket.

Those who attended the free event to support the GOP were treated to dinner, free drinks and most importantly—a chance to voice their concerns with local lawmakers.

Patch was at the event, snapping up shot after shot. Did we catch you in our lens? Check out our gallery to find out!

Joe September 24, 2011 at 04:52 AM
Beachbum, you found something to be right about, Sorry I mispelled a word, but diversion is your best tactic. Maybe I should point out your syntax, oops another SAT word. Look that one up too ( or is it to, no maybe two). I think you are the touchy one, The Great Society. is becoming less and less great!!! Keep it up!!
beachbum September 24, 2011 at 01:55 PM
Joe: exchanging insults is not productive. Yep, we both can write. I do it for a living. I really just want to know why the GOP has allowed the nutcases to take over your party. Extremists such a Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry are not useful in solving the current problems that require rational people to solve. The silence from the rest of the GOP (whom I don't think are THAT crazy) is deafening. Where are the decent GOPers like Tom Ridge, Christie Todd Whitman and people like John Heinz? My fear is that at the local level, the same thing will happen.
Joe September 24, 2011 at 05:13 PM
Beachbum. the extremists you cite, are that to you. To some, Pelosi, Reed, and Obama's policies are extreme. Really, I am concerned with the government's intrusion into our everyday live's. EPA was designed to protect workplace safery. Now it's telling landowners that they own wetlands, want to control CO2 emissions, because Congress won't pass the laws, the Administration want, close down a cement company that will move to Mexico, and other things. We disagree on government's role. Not all regulation is bad, but in my opinion, once a dept starts to regulate, the want to regulate more and more, that human nature. I want to keep them at bay. The decent GOPer's you mention are good people, and I don't question their motives, but they, in my opinion, are just conservative Dems. What happenned to Joe Lieberman?? or other moderate Dems.
beachbum September 25, 2011 at 02:32 PM
By running off the sane Repubs, your party is only exacerbating the problems. Remaining silent while those among your ranks cheer for someone to die (1st tea party debate) or booing a gay soldier (2nd tea party debate) is in fact condoning it. The 'radicals' among Dem ranks (Dennis Kucinch) don't really get much attention and it is usually quickly pointed out that his views are not the majority. In order to make ANY progress you Repubs have got to get the nutcases among your ranks under control. This isn't about winning one for your 'team' anymore, it's about the compromise which is necessary to move forward. If your not careful, the GOP is going to lose support among their own. Remaining silent while the side-show types provide entertainment for the media is almost treason.
Victor B. Krievins October 01, 2011 at 03:12 PM
With a gap of 35,400 plus Registered Democrats over Republicans in Montgomery County and then they wonder why they dont win elections. There has been no plan for a Voter Registration Drive. Shame on County Chairman Bob Kerns and Abington ATRO Chairman Adshead for doing nothing to lessen this gap.


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