PENNSYLVANIA | PA-8 | PA-10 | PA-7 | PA-5

Cartwright Gets Another Challenger

Bill Leiner dropped out of the race for Dent’s seat.

March 2, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

PA-05: “Fifteen Democrats either seeking or considering a run in the 5th … gathered at a forum Wednesday night, introducing themselves — but agreeing on most party values.” State Rep. Margo Davidson (D) confirmed she’s considering a run, many of the other candidate have already launched bids. The primary for the safe, Democratic seat created in the recent redistricting is on May 15. (Delaware County Times)

PA-07: Former Coplay Mayor Bill Leiner Jr. (D) dropped out of the race to replace retiring Rep. Charlie Dent (R) and endorsed former Allentown Solicitor Susan Wild (D). “While Leiner was early out of the gate in the increasingly competitive race, he struggled with fundraising, reporting $1,600 on hand at the end of the year.” (Allentown Morning Call)

PA-08: Former federal prosecutor Joe Peters (R) announced a challenge to Rep. Matt Cartwright (D). Before court-ordered redistricting, he was running for retiring Rep. Lou Barletta’s (R) seat. Investment banker John Chrin (R) is also challenging Cartwright, though his home was cut out of the district.

“A native of Scranton, former state deputy attorney general and still a homeland security consultant, Peters said he maintains close ties to the city. He visits his father, Gene, Scranton’s mayor from 1970 to 1978, and mother, Marguerite, regularly. He served as executive director of the Scranton Cultural Center between 2011 and 2013 and as a Scranton police officer.” (Scranton Times Tribune)

PA-10: Public health scientist Eric Ding (D) “announced on Wednesday that he would” challenge Rep. Scott Perry (R). 2016 PA-16 nominee Christina Hartman (D) is also in the race. (Roll Call)

What We're Following See More »
SAYS MCCONNELL
Senate To Take Up Criminal Justice
1 hours ago
WHY WE CARE

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate will take up criminal justice reform legislation as soon as this week, marking a win for President Donald Trump and a remarkable turnaround for the bill. The latest version of the measure could be released as soon as Tuesday, according to two sources familiar with the matter, and is likely to win over more Republican support on a plan that had sharply divided the GOP."

Source:
FOUR JOURNALISTS AND A NEWSPAPER HONORED
Time Awards Person of the Year to "The Guardians"
3 hours ago
THE LATEST
SAYS THEY'RE BLACKMAILING HIM
Jerome Corsi Sues Mueller, Agencies for $350M
1 days ago
THE LATEST

"The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller." Corsi alleges that Mueller illegally leaked information from the grand jury, and that Mueller's team "threatened him with prison unless he agreed to testify falsely that he served as a liaison between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republican political strategist Roger Stone."

Source:
BOTH SIDES' POSITIONS HAVE HARDENED OVER BORDER
Trump Meeting with Schumer, Pelosi on Tuesday
1 days ago
THE LATEST

"A year-end spending deal to fund one-quarter of the federal government rests on a critical meeting this week between President Trump and two top Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will meet with Trump Tuesday morning to talk about what agreement the two sides can reach, if any, when it comes to funding for a southern border wall."

Source:
COHEN ASSISTING INVESTIGATION
Prosecutors Looking at Other Figures in Trump Org.
1 days ago
THE LATEST

In the wake of Michael Cohen's guilty plea, "the federal prosecutors in Manhattan shifted their attention to what role, if any, Trump Organization executives played in the campaign finance violations, according to people briefed on the matter. Mr. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s self-described fixer, has provided assistance in that inquiry, which is separate from the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III."

Source:
×
×

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

Login