Saidel keeps racking up endorsements in LG bid

So far he has the field to himself, but ex-Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel is working hard to sew up the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor before anybody else gets any bright ideas.

Saidel recently won the enthusiastic endorsement of the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association, which is the third statewide union to back him. "Your character, achievements, skills and abilities espouse what firefighters stand are the best person for the position of lieutenant governor," union president Art Martynuska wrote to Saidel in an Oct. 21 endorsement letter.

The Communications Workers of America and the American Federation of Teachers also have endorsed Saidel, who is the only announced Democratic candidate for LG.