PA-05: Attorney George Badey (D) said Wednesday at a candidate forum “hosted by the liberal activist group Indivisible Main Line South” that he does not believe a woman could win the race: “I’m the only one that can win. So your choice, it’s a false choice. I don’t think a woman can win this primary. It’s either going to be the guy from South Philly [former Philadelphia deputy mayor Rich Lazer] or me.” Badey then said his remarks were not meant to be anti-woman. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
PA-06: Republican leaders in Chester County may have “discussed this week the possibility of recruiting” businesswoman Amber Little-Turner (R) to run a write-in campaign. The only Republican on the ballot is attorney Greg McCauley following Rep. Ryan Costello’s (R) post-filing deadline retirement. “Chester County and Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Val DiGiorgio said he did not enlist Little-Turner to throw her hat in the ring: ‘I’m just making sure the committee understands all their options.’ Little-Turner said she is not thinking about running for Congress ‘as of right now.’ She is campaigning for the state House.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
PA-09: The Lebanon County Republican Party “unanimously endorsed” former state Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser (R) at their convention Wednesday evening. (Lebanon Daily News) Other Republicans in the race are Schuylkill County Commissioners Chairman George F. Halcovage Jr., Berwick Councilman Andrew Shecktor, and retired CIA officer Scott Uehlinger.
PA-14: State Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R) “picked up a significant early endorsement … Thursday from” Sen. Pat Toomey (R), “who called him a ‘principled conservative.’ The endorsement from one of Pennsylvania’s top Republicans gives … Reschenthaler’s campaign a jump start over his primary opponent,” state Rep. Rick Saccone (R), “who is seeking political redemption after a loss in a special election for the 18th.”
Toomey: “Guy Reschenthaler is a principled conservative who served our country in Iraq. I know he will fight for our shared values in Washington.”
Saccone downplayed the endorsement: “The most important endorsement for me is the voters of the 14th district.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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