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CCDC Spring Fundraiser, March 18, 6-8 PM

Liftoff to Victory

Sign up HERE to join us Sunday March 18 at the amazing American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester (west off Airport Rd. in West Goshen).

VIP Cocktail Hour 5 pm to 6 pm includes an Open Bar and an opportunity to mingle with candidates, elected officials and sponsors. Join special guest (CCDC endorsed) U.S. 6th Congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan during this hour.

At 6 pm we lift off with food stations, cash bar and full access to museum exhibits. Special “Philly foods” are featured, sure to satisfy every guest. Our US Congress and PA Legislature candidates will be positioned throughout the museum.

Download flyer including paper RSVP if needed here: CCDC Spring 2018 Fundraiser Flyer

Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell announces run for state representative

Daily Local News, 2/22/18

DOWNINGTOWN >> Mayor Josh Maxwell of Downingtown announced Thursday that he will seek election as the state representative for Pennsylvania’s 74th District.

At the Chester County Democratic Committee Convention on Tuesday, Maxwell received more than 50 percent of the endorsement vote of the 74th district’s Democratic committee people.

“After nine years of serving the Downingtown community, I want to extend my public service to my neighbors throughout the 74th District,” Maxwell said in a statement. “Communities like Downingtown, Parkesburg and Coatesville need a new train station. Places like East Fallowfield and Sadsbury need to ensure their open space will be protected. Communities like South Coatesville, Modena, Parkesburg, Valley Township and Coatesville need continued economic development. Communities like Caln Township, East Caln and Downingtown need legislative support that brings meaningful progress instead of empty rhetoric.”…

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Chesco Dems gather to endorse midterm favorites

Daily Local News, 2/22/18

West Chester >> After historic electoral wins in 2017, close to 300 Chester County Democratic leaders enthusiastically gathered at Stetson Middle School Wednesday night for its annual nominating convention. Chester County Democratic Committee Chair Brian McGinnis opened the convention with a recap of the many victories over the past few years – from three state Supreme Court justices in 2015 to four county row office seats – as the party looks to the 2018 midterm elections.

Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, both running unopposed, won unanimous voice votes for endorsements.

Four candidates for lieutenant governor were nominated from the floor: Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, state Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, and incumbent Lt. Gov. Mike Stack. Only Cozzone and Fetterman made speeches at the podium. Once ballots were collected and tabulated, McGinnis announced that Chester County’s Cozzone won the county Democratic endorsement with 62 percent of the vote.

Citing a desire to bring issues affecting local governments to attention in Harrisburg, Cozzone pledged to be an advocate alongside Gov. Wolf as they worked with both political parties.

“Gov. Wolf needs a partner who can get things done,” McGinnis said, “and Commissioner Cozzone is that partner. The party stands firmly behind her in her bid for lieutenant governor.”…

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Dean Ends LG Bid, Enters Race for PA-4

by Paul Engelkemier, PoliticsPA

State Rep. Madeleine Dean announced today she is ending her primary challenge of Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack to enter the race for the open 4th Congressional district.

“I wanted to use my track record as a state legislator to help Governor Tom Wolf reform Harrisburg. But this once in a lifetime opportunity to serve – this week’s creation of a new congressional district in the county I’ve represented and lived in my entire life demanded consideration,” Dean said. …

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