Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cheri Honkala Adds Horse Stunt To Sheriff's Campaign

She's got spirit but Cheri Honkala, the Green Party candidate for sheriff, doesn't have much of a chance to win the Nov. 8 general election. She can, however, use her candidacy to draw more attention to her key cause: People losing their homes to foreclosure in sheriff's sales.

Cheri Honkala Adds Horse Stunt To Sheriff's Campaign

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She's got spirit but Cheri Honkala, the Green Party candidate for sheriff, doesn't have much of a chance to win the Nov. 8 general election.  She can, however, use her candidacy to draw more attention to her key cause: People losing their homes to foreclosure in sheriff's sales.

And nothing draws attention like a stunt.  That's why Honkala will climb up on a horse Monday morning and ride eight blocks east from Kensington and Allegheny avenues to a concert venue at Allegheny Avenue and Kip Street* where she plans to hold a campaign fund-raiser next month.  Honkala's campaign will be playing songs from some of the performers who will be featured in that fund-raiser.  Honkala's horse ride, first scheduled for tomorrow, was moved to Monday due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene.

We told you in today's PhillyClout column [last item] about former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney coming to town today to campaign for Honkala.  McKinney, a Georgia Democrat who jumped to the Green Party, most recently made news by railing against U.S. foreign policy on state-controlled television in Libya.

The front-runner in the race is state Rep. Jewell Williams.  Republican Joshua West is also running.

* Correction, first version called this Pip Street.

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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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