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by Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News, 1/4/19

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Phoebe Driscoll has been active in Democratic Party politics for decades, back to the heady days of the 1960s when the party took stands for civil rights, peace, and environmental sanity.

But the 86-year-old Kennett Crosslands resident said she had never experienced the overwhelming happy feeling she did busing down to Washington, D.C. Thursday to witness history in the swearing-in of new U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th Dist., of Easttown.

“I’ve been down here a lot,” said Driscoll, whose late husband Lee Driscoll ran for Congress in 1962 against Richard Schweiker in Montgomery County. “But I’ve never been to a ceremony like this. I am just puffed up with joy that it is for Chrissy.”

Houlahan was among the new members of Congress sworn in on Thursday as part of a historic class of incoming legislators….

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