Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Cerilli (D) “will get a hearing Tuesday for her lawsuit against the county Democratic Committee over seats left unfilled heading into the special election for” former Rep. Tim Murphy’s (R) “seat. Cerilli is asking the court to compel the committee to fill about 75 delegates’ seats that are vacant, but if filled would help select the party’s nominee for the special election to fill the rest of Murphy’s term. … But David Millstein, representing the Democratic Committee, said he planned to file preliminary objections to Cerilli’s lawsuit late this week that” the judge “will have to rule on first.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Democrats choose their nominee on Nov. 18 and Republicans on Nov. 11. The special election is set for March 13.