Congressional hopeful Christina Hartman to get boost from national Democrats before election

[note: see Christina’s upcoming TV ad here]

by SAM JANESCH, Lancaster Online, Sep 23, 2016

National Democrats keeping an eye on the Lancaster-based U.S. House district announced Friday they will provide financial and organizational support to local candidate Christina Hartman in the final six weeks before the election.

Hartman, a political newcomer whose career has involved working for and consulting nonprofit organizations, has impressed senior Democratic officials in her campaign for the historically Republican 16th Congressional District.

She was named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “emerging races” list in July — signifying the committee would be paying close attention to her fundraising capabilities and polling numbers throughout the summer.

Now a part of the committee’s “Red to Blue” program, she will receive financial, communications, grassroots and strategic support to put her in an “excellent position” before Nov. 8, according to a press release from the committee.

She is one of two Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania in the program, and one of 43 nationally, according to the updated list.

Hartman, of Lancaster, is competing against Republican state Sen. Lloyd Smucker, of West Lampeter Township, and Libertarian Shawn House, of Columbia, to replace the retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts.

September 27, 2016

Hartman for Congress Leadership Program

Christina Hartman is running for Congress (PA-16) because she believes that communities are about taking care of our family, our friends, and our neighbors.

Christina understands that a commitment to the community must start with the next generation. Her campaign believes that by empowering students and community members through its Leadership Program, young people in the community — Fellows — will have the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the electoral process, develop leadership skills and actively engage in public service.

For full info download pdf: hartman-for-congress-leadership-program

September 26, 2016

Trump’s ‘birther’ charade went on far too long

Editorial,, 9/26/16

Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.


But the Republican nominee, while apparently ending his repugnant practice of casting doubt on the 44th President’s citizenship, nonetheless managed to falsely blame Democrat Hillary Clinton for stoking the controversy in the first place.

“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it, you know what I mean,” Trump said Friday, according to The Washington Post. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”

That’s a lie – and Trump knows it….

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