Harrisburg, Pa – PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, the democrat candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 10th district, is challenging incumbent Congressman Scott Perry.
Depasquale appeared live on The Voice 17104 to discuss his general election matchup against Congressman Scott Perry in the Harrisburg area. Talk show host Ron Chapel questioned DePasquale on topics such as gerrymandering, campaign finance violations, and his stance on financial reparations for the African American community.
When questioned about financial reparations for African American descendants of slavery, DePasquale said he supports a politically feasible approach to improve education and economic opportunities. DePasquale supports job training, and education in lieu of direct cash payments as part of his black agenda.
On the topic of gun rights in Pennsylvania, DePasquale said, “I fought against stand-your-ground” laws in the state, and he specified that Pennsylvania has a castle doctrine, but no stand-your-ground law. DePasquale said that if the case of Trayvon Martin had occurred in Pennsylvania, Martin’s killer would have been prosecuted as a murderer.
During the interview, while criticizing Congressman Scott Perry on health care, Depasquale reveals a humble story of his personal family struggle, and claims that he is the only child of a convicted felon in statewide office in the United States.
DePasquale’s primary challenger, Tom Brier, also recently appeared on The Voice 17104, with ABC27 news anchor Mark Hall. During the interview Brier alleged that according to a former FEC chair, Eugene DePasquale has committed a $100,000 campaign finance violation, being one of the most egregious cases seen by the former Federal Election Commissioner in 20 years.
Brier said DePasquale was raised in a politically corrupt environment, and Brier admits that he himself had a moral dilemma of whether to bring the campaign finance allegations against a fellow democrat.
Full Video – DePasquale Interview on The Voice 17104, May 25, 2020