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(Cont. From Page 1) vania in the United States Senate. “Throughout my career, I have sought to speak up for those who did not have a voice while at the same time striven to promote equal justice, fair- ness and independence,” Smith-Ribner said. “I will con- tinue that philosophy when I am elected to the US Senate.” Even before announcing her candidacy, Smith-Ribner could be seen at many events around the city and she has been criss- crossing the state attending Democratic and community events. Smith-Ribner also stated that she intends to have enough resources to win the race. “I am in this race to win, not just to run,” she said. “I am going to do whatever it takes. Pennsylvanians deserve to have a dedicated public ser- vant. Not just one that gives them lip service and is just holding on to power for the sake of having power.” Smith-Ribner says she will open up a campaign office in Center City by week’s end. Veteran political operative Maurice Floyd said Smith-Rib- ner’s entrance into the race will change the whole dynamics of the outcome of the contest. “Her entrance into the race is definitely not good for either of the other two candidates (in- cumbent Democrat Arlen Specter and Congressman Joe Sestak),” said Floyd, who also served as a top aide to the late Congressman Lucien E. Black- well. “It’s going to be very in- teresting to have someone of her caliber in the race.” Smith-Ribner, before going on the bench she practiced law for 12 years in Allegheny Co. www.phillyrecord.com The Public Record • October 8, 2009 Page 4 The Public Record (USPS PP 109) Weekly Publication Published by: The Phila. Public Record The South Phila Public Record 1323 S. Broad Street Phila., PA 19147 ISSN 1938-8551 (Application to Mail At Pe- riodicals Postage Rates Is Pending At Philadelphia PA and Bellmawr NJ) Postmaster: send address change to: The Public Record 1323 S. Broad Street Phila. 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ANGEL CRUZ DISTRICT OFFICE 2749 N. 5th St. • 215-291-5643 Staffed by Joe Evangelista Debbie Toro Ready to Serve you Senator Tina Tartaglione 127 W. Susquehanna Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122 215-291-4653 1063 Bridge St. Philadelphia, PA 19124 215-533-0440 2nd Dist. Judge Smith-Ribner Enters US Senate Race Pennsylvania is reported to be the major source for illegally trafficked handguns to cities and states throughout the northeastern part of this country. That is why an interfaith group, operating as Heeding God’s Call, gathered outside Colosimo’s gun shop to celebrate its closing, announced by its owner Jim Colosimo earlier in the week. According to Rev. James McIntire, pastor of Hoe United Methodist Church, in Haver- town, the shop’s closing is the first in “what we hope will be a chain of knocking out of business gun shops with notorious records of selling to straw buyers.” Father Isaac Miller of the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia indicated there would be other targets. One mentioned was the Shooters Gun Shop in Kensing- ton. The group indicated Shoot- ers is among the top 120 out of 80,000 gun dealers nationally for poor recordkeeping and for al- lowing straw buyers to buy guns. Clergy will continue to visit gun shops and have them sign a Code of Conduct pledging them to incorporate conditions aimed at stemming the flow of guns to straw buyers. These include videotaping the actual sale trans- action, and employee back- ground checks. Also speaking at the event were Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Fa- ther Joseph Genito, Rev. James McIntire and Claire Ryans, who lost a son on the streets. Colosimo, who was in his shop, indicated he will make a statement about the closing, hav- ing pled his corporation guilty to charges of selling to straw buy- ers. Clergy Marks End Of Gun Shop REV. ISAAC MILLER, of Church of the Advocate, ad- dresses clergy at rally marking closing of Colosimo gun shop, long a fixture in Philadelphia, and once a major sup- plier of guns to Phila. Police.