So another open seat in a Philadelphia suburban district that Hillary Clinton carried by two percentage points.
You wanna talk gerrymandering?
(Pennsylvania Republicans have asked the US Supremes to step in and stay the order. Considering their recent track record on these issues, The Supremes will probably comply. But how long are they prepared to allow this crap to continue?)
So I'm poking around now to see which Democrats have announced that they'll be running for the seat. First, I discover that the presumed front-runner, a state legislator named Daylin Leach, has already stumbled himself out of the running over -- can you guess? -- inappropriate female touching and "sexualized jokes."
Other Democrats who've announced they're planning to run include Daniel Muroff, a lawyer and former city ward leader; Molly Sheehan, a bioengineer; Drew McGinty, an IT professional with gay parents; and Elizabeth Moro, a real estate broker. Muroff has been endorsed by former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, but otherwise this crop of Democrats doesn't appear to be well known. Yet. That can certainly change.
Chauncey is 37 and the mother of three. She decided to make a bid for the Seventh because she “can’t sit back and watch our representative go to Washington and support an administration that’s taking away our health care and destroying the quality of our education.”
According to the Inquirer, "On paper, at least, Chauncey has qualities that many Democratic leaders want in candidates: She’s a woman with a national security career and a working-class background."
This will be one important Democratic primary to watch.
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