“Two Democrats to vie for right to take on Congressman Meehan” by Rick Kauffman, Daily Local News, 4/11/17
Two Democratic candidates announced their intention to run against U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7 of Chadds Ford, Tuesday in a bid to upset the fourth-term Republican incumbent in the 2018 election.
Dan Muroff, 49, of Mt. Airy, and Molly Sheehan, 31, of Philadelphia, will vie for the Democratic nomination riding on the wave of criticism sent Meehan’s way in the aftermath of the failed Republican replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
Muroff, the former president of the anti-gun violence group CeaseFirePA and former chief of staff of U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano, D-Mass., said his roots are in Delaware County and if elected to Congress would represent its views in Washington….
Sheehan, a biomedical engineer at the University of Pennsylvania, who “wears the term ‘progressive’ proudly,” criticized Meehan’s stance as a “moderate” Republican.
“He used to sell himself as a moderate, but his voting record is antithetical to that,” Sheehan said. “People are worried about losing their health insurance, this is right here, people depend on it right now.”….
“Third Dem joins fight to take down Meehan in the 7th” by Kathleen E. Carey, Daily Local News, 4/15/17
A Philadelphia IT consultant has joined two other Democrats hoping to gain his party’s nod to challenge U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7 of Chadds Ford, in the fall.
John Andrew “Drew” McGinty, 54, will vie with fellow Philadelphia residents Dan Muroff, 49, and Molly Sheehan, 31, to win the chance to face the three-term incumbent. No comment was available from Meehan Friday.
With a three-decade career in information technology, McGinty said he was compelled to enter politics after the 2016 election….
“Kennett area woman enters race to challenge Pat Meehan in 7th” by Fran Maye, Daily Local News, 4/21/17
KENNETT SQUARE >> The owner of a small business is the latest in what is becoming a crowded field of Democrats looking to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7. Elizabeth Moro 44, announced her candidacy this week in a bid to capture the Democratic nomination to take on the four-term incumbent whose district covers the bulk of Delaware County, and parts of Chester, Berks and Montgomery counties.
Elizabeth Moro said she decided to run after President Trump used his very first executive order on the day after his inauguration to mandate higher mortgage insurance premiums, making it more difficult for hard-working Americans to own a home.
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