Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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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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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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