full text File Size: 222 K bytes | Add this to my bookbag

Subseries 5. Opposition Research, Potential Candidates

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain research on potential candidates. State Auditor General Al Benedict early was perceived as a likely candidate for governor and thus there is more opposition research regarding his record. Other potential candidates include: James Manderino, Steve Douglas, Pete Flaherty, Bill Green, and others. These files primarily consist of correspondence and news clippings.

Section: Al Benedict

Folder 8 Auditor General's office: administration (budgets, etc.) 1980
Folder 9 Auditor General's office: general information 1976-1981
Folder 10 Biography 1980
Folder 11 Blacks and minorities 1979-1981
Folder 12 Campaign ads 1982
Folder 13 Complaints and tips: lack of responsiveness by Auditor General Office 1979-1980
Folder 14 Democratic Party relations 1980
Folder 15 Senator Duffield 1980
Folder 16 Liquor Control Board (LCB) audits: report regarding Thornburgh and Benedict 1976-1980
Folder 17 Negative material regarding Benedict 1980
Folder 18 PSEA 1980
Folder 19 Relations with the press 1980
Folder 20 Lenora Smith (Auditor General chief counsel) 1978-1980
Folder 21 State Hospital closings May, 1980
Folder 22 Veterans groups June 25, 1981
Folder 23 Welfare fraud 1980
Folder 24 Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, summaries 1977-1981
Folder 25 Correspondence with Governor Thornburgh 1979-1981
Folder 26 Benedict correspondence with Thornburgh administration 1979-1981
Folder 27 Personnel reports 1979
Folder 28 List of employees, list of Democratic Party contributors 1980
Folder 29 Employees/Party contributor clippings 1977-1982
Folder 30 Campaign expense report 1980
Folder 31 Benedict vs. Kury race 1980

Box 132
Folder 1 Benedict vs. Kury radio debate January-May, 1980
Folder 2-5 Clippings 1979-1982

Section: Other Potential Candidates

Folder 6 Richard Caliguiri 1979-1981
Folder 7 Robert P. Casey, former Auditor General 1972-1982
Folder 8 Joseph Chilzer (1982 Gubernatorial candidate) 1982
Folder 9 Steve Douglas (1982 Gubernatorial candidate) 1982
Folder 10 Bob Edgar 1979-1981
Folder 11 Pete Flaherty 1978-1980
Folder 12 Dick Fuerle (1982 Libertarian candidate) 1982
Folder 13 Bill Green 1980-1981
Folder 14 Alvin J. Jacobson 1982
Folder 15 Craig Lewis 1981
Folder 16 James Manderino 1981
Folder 17 Michael O'Pake 1980-1981
Folder 18 Ed Rendell 1980-1981
Folder 19 Milton J. Shapp 1978-1981
Folder 20 Cyril Wecht 1980-1981
Folder 21 Edward Zemprelli 1979-1981
Folder 22 Mark Zola (Socialist Workers' Party) 1982
Folder 23 Articles on miscellaneous candidates: Philadelphia Magazine "Guide to the 1981 Political Machine" and Philadelphia Inquirer "Pennsylvania Legislators Junkets" April, 1981-February, 1982