Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dems discuss 2013 and 2014 races

An entourage of Democratic officials and candidates from across Pennsylvania attended the Delaware County Democratic Party's annual spring dinner Friday night.

It took place at the Drexelbrook located in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby. There is a bit of a back story about why the Dems changed their venue.

Anyway, the night began with a speech by a Democratic National Committee official who was there to blast state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi's proposal to change the electoral college system.

Then a few candidates who are eyeing a run for governor next year also attended the event including U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-13, of Montgomery County, state Treasurer Rob McCord, also from Montgomery County, and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

Schwartz announced earlier this week that she was officially going to run in the Democratic primary.
McCord and Pawlowski are still considering it along with a few others.

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak was not at the event and it's still unclear whether he will run for governor next year.

All that aside, Delco Democratic Party Chairman David Landau tried to draw attention back to the 2013 races. He said he believes this is the year that the Democrats will break through at the county level. Here is a brief rundown of who is running for county offices in 2013.

And if you want a recap of the highlights of the event last night, check them out here.

Will this be the year that Democrats make a break through at the county level? It's quite possible.


Blogger Doreen McGettigan said...

I'm not sure any of these possible candidates are strong enough.
I'm pretty sure Allyson has too much baggage.
It will be interesting.

April 13, 2013 at 5:08 PM 
Blogger Danielle Lynch said...

Doreen, thanks for weighing in.

April 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM 

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