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Delcotimes.com invites readers to write senate endorsements

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Editor Phil Heron and the editorial board of the Daily Times have elected to endorse U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter but Heron and his team didn’t stop there.

Acknowledging that some among the Daily Times readership may have a different viewpoint — Heron notes in his blog post that the decision to endorse Sestak was “easily the majority of our editorial board” — Heron has invited readers to “literally write their own endorsement.”

DelcoTimes.com has featured a “Question of the Day” for some time in an effort to solicit reader feedback and response. But today Heron has taken another step in reader engagement by asking the audience if they agree with the pick in the Democratic Senate race and inviting them to offer their own endorsement.

“We know we have a voice, but the readers have one, too. I though we’d tap into it. We’ll run a sampling of opinions in print tomorrow,” says Heron. “My guess is there is no shortage of opinions out there.”

Heron also blogged about the endorsement and invite in his blog Heron’s Nest and the staff has also pushed the question out via social media, including Twitter. (@delcotimes)

Written by Jon Cooper

May 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Times Herald invites readers to interview candidate for PA governor

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The Times Herald in Norristown, PA previously invited readers to submit questions for U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter when he visited their editorial board meeting and they’ll do it again today.

A post on their site invites readers to participate in The Times Herald’s E-board meeting with Joe Hoeffeel who is running for governor.

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The Times Herald Editorial Board will be meeting with Montgomery County Commissioner and PA gubernatorial candidate Joe Hoeffel on Thursday.

The interview will be broadcast live here at TimesHerald.com starting at 12:30 on Thursday.

Submit your questions now and we’ll ask him the best reader questions to start off the interview.

Post your questions in our comment section or email them to JBerry@timesherald.com by Thursday morning to get Commissioner Hoeffel’s answers.

Written by Jon Cooper

May 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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