by Jonathan Tamari, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2018
WASHINGTON — Continuing his push into high-profile congressional races, former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed two Democratic candidates in the Philadelphia suburbs Thursday: Chrissy Houlahan, of Chester County, and Andy Kim, from Burlington County.
Biden’s backing arrived close on the heels of his support for Democrat Conor Lamb in a nationally-watched special election in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and as Democrats attempt to build on their momentum in critical suburban battlegrounds that could determine control of the House this fall.
While his endorsements of fellow Democrats are not surprising, they also come stir speculation about Biden’s future as a possible 2020 presidential candidate. …
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Last night, Conor Lamb, a Democrat and military veteran in western PA, (apparently) took down the Republican candidate in a Congressional district Trump won by close to 20 points in 2016! Outside GOP groups had poured in nearly $10M to win this race, while many small grass roots donations funded Conor Lamb’s campaign.
WE CAN DO THAT HERE in Chester County’s new 6th District and in the PA Legislature on November 6 – with your help. A $20.18 donation to the Chester County Democratic Committee will help our efforts to take back Washington and the PA Legislature. As you saw last night, every vote counts!
Brian J. McGinnis
Chair, Chester County Democratic Committee
Senator Casey is releasing the following statement in response to the Administration’s proposal on gun violence.
“This plan is weak on security and an insult to the victims of gun violence. When it comes to keeping our families safe, it’s clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are all talk and no action. Washington special interests are using their influence with this Administration and Congressional Republicans to block commonsense action on gun violence. It has to stop. Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan are the congressional leaders with the power to bring legislation to reform our gun laws to the floor. They should do it now. Congress should have a sustained debate and series of votes on gun violence and pass measures to put in place universal background checks, ban military-style assault weapons, limit large-capacity magazines, which allow mass shooters to fire their weapons more rapidly, and ban those on the Terror Watchlist from possessing a firearm. We need a debate now, not weak policy papers from this Administration.”
This report, for March 4 to 11, comes after the PA Supreme Court issued new congressional district boundaries on Feb. 19, radically simplifying district 06 to become Chester County plus a part of Berks.
As noted in this week’s analysis, Rep. Costello’s latest “Trump Score” is 93.8% (higher even than Sen. Pat Toomey’s 90.6%).
Download the week’s summary here.