On September 23, 2015, Amy Richards Harinath, identified in PennLive as county spokeswoman, told PennLive that:
Nothing like asking Tom Connolly for a copy of the newsletter. He’s not real hard to get in touch with…being a candidate for County Commiss and what not.
Yeah, um, Amy: it does not remotely resemble the DC newsletter. It kind of looks like you must not have even seen the Swatara letter before stating their similarity.
Connolly compared the two for me: “Dauphin County Fall 2015 Mailing paid for by tax dollars. Front Cover 6 pictures of Current Elected Officials/ 6 Pictures of current Candidates. 14 times the Elected Officials names appear on this page. That would mean the Candidates names appear 14 times since all three are seeking Re-Election.
Dauphin County back cover of Fall 2015 Mailer. 10 pictures of Current Dauphin County Commissioners. 10 pictures of the Candidates for Dauphin County Commissioner. The names of the Current Elected Officials appear 10 times. The names of current political candidates appear 10 times.
Swatara Township Fall 2015 Newsletter Cover- No pictures of Elected Officials or Candidates. No Names of Elected Officails or Candidates.
Swatara Township Fall 2015 Newsletter back cover. No pictures of current Elected Officials or Candidates. No names of Elected Officials or Candidates.”