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Sports Radio Host Decides Against Meehan Challenge

Democrats lost their top recruit to sexual harassment allegations.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 19, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Sports radio host Glen Macnow (D) “said he ‘gave very serious thought’ to challenging” Rep. Pat Meehan (R). “Macnow said he talked about a potential bid with ‘four current or past members of Congress’ and ‘people who know how to run campaigns,’ as well as ‘some people in media.’ But he ultimately decided against it, he said.

“A source said a former congressman told Macnow that he spent virtually all his time raising money for campaigns. Macnow responded carefully when asked if that dissuaded him. … Several candidates have announced that they are running in the Seventh’s Democratic primary, including” state Sen. Daylin Leach (D), “who is facing allegations that he ‘engaged in questionable behavior with young female staffers and volunteers, from highly sexualized jokes and comments to touching they deemed inappropriate.’”

Macnow said he started thinking seriously about the race after the Leach allegations surfaced. “Asked if no was his final decision, Macnow said, ‘Oh, I think so. … If I were going to get in, I would probably have had to do it by Jan. 1.’” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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