The Chester County Democratic Committee Kicked off its ‘Liftoff to Victory’ with endorsed Congressional Candidate Chrissy Houlahan at the American Helicopter Museum
West Chester, PA (March 20, 18) – Will local Republicans continue to back Trump, or move to save their own political careers? There was no ambiguity on the Democrats side as the Chester County Democratic Committee celebrated the end of its successful petition filing Sunday night at the American Helicopter Museum.
Titled Liftoff To Victory, US Congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan and a dozen PA Legislature candidates mingled with more than 250 guests. Highly supportive sponsors toured the museum and noted the enthusiasm among the crowd as talk of midterms permeated every conversation. News of Vice President Joe Biden’s endorsement of Houlahan was contrasted with the media stories of Ryan Costello’s possible retirement.
“We have a 17,000 voter disadvantage in Chester County,” noted Brian McGinnis, Chair of Chester County Democrats, to the museum crowd. “Yet we elected nearly 200 Dems across the county in November 2017. Let’s give PA Senator Dinniman more Democratic Senators in 2018 to help him get key legislation passed.”
McGinnis went on to note the historic accomplishments of his party in just the last year from purchasing a headquarters in West Chester to four row office wins plus record fundraising.
Spring Fundraiser Chairs Diane Van Mol of Paoli and Charlotte Valyo of Schuylkill Township created a Philly themed night with regional foods and festive sounds from the Durning String Band. The turnout at the museum was more than double the original goal. Money raised from ticket sales, silent auction baskets and sponsorships will be poured into Primary campaigns at all levels.
Local residents eager to canvass, phone bank or “get out the vote” for their favorite candidate can contact the Chester County Democratic Office at 610-692-5811. Primary Day is Tuesday, May 15 and Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. For details on all candidates, visit www.chescodems.org.
“I tip my hat to my GOP neighbors,” McGinnis mused. “Thanks to their state and national party platform on everything from fair districts to gun control, Chester County Democrats have never been stronger in membership, in donations and in enthusiasm county-wide!”