There is a wide open democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district. There are 4 candidates looking to fill the seat of retiring Rep. Allyson Schwartz.
The 13th district includes parts of Northeast Philadelphia and much of eastern Montgomery County.
Here’s the straight scoop as only you’ll hear it in this column regarding the 3 candidates that Boyle faces in the primary.
All 3, State Senator Daylin Leach, former rep. Marjorie Margolies and Val Arkosh are quite succinctly Allyson Schwartz clones and certain far-left Obama rubber stamps. Their views are exactly what has the country in a tailspin and exactly what we don’t need more of. Sadly, there’s no better way to put it.
As for the merits of Brendan Boyle, he gets it. He’s the only candidate in the field who’s “earned it”. Boyle is from the "neighborhood" and understands the middle class. He’s also been successful in the private sector, a quality missing from the elitists who currently run DC. Boyle's currently serving in the PA State House.
There are essentially no republicans or democrats in Washington anymore, only elitist millionaires. If Boyle wins the primary in May and goes on to win the general election there will invariably still be times I personally disagree with him on issues. I like to think, however, that Boyle will be an independent voice and not just another Schwartz and Pelosi style guaranteed far left “let’s pass it, so we can find out what’s in it” vote.
Boyle not only has the backing of The Philadelphia FOP and a few dozen labor unions, he’s also in tune with most of the views and needs of the vast majority of his potential constituents.
In contrast, perennially liberal Leach, Margolies and Arkosh are completely out of touch with the middle class voters of Montgomery County.
Let’s hope common sense prevails for a change in the 13th District.
Brendan Boyle is the by far the best choice in the democratic primary next May.