State Rep. Summer time Lee has been declared the winner of the Democratic major over Steve Irwin and is a digital certainty to turn into PA’s first black congresswoman.
Dave Wasserman of Cook dinner Political Report tweeted:
I’ve seen sufficient: state Rep. Summer time Lee (D) wins the #PA12 Dem major, defeating Steve Irwin (D).
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) Could 20, 2022
Justice Democrats praised Lee’s victory in an announcement offered to PoliticusUSA:
Justice Democrats win huge in Pennsylvania as progressive Democratic State Rep. buzzer lee wins the open seat major in PA-12, all however assuring that she is going to turn into Pennsylvania’s first Black Congresswoman and develop the Squad in Congress. Justice Democrats recruited lee to run in October 2021.
lee will succeed retiring Congressman Mike Doyle, who endorsed her company lawyer opponent, Steve Irwin. Irwin was additionally backed by AIPAC, DMFI, and AIPAC’s affiliated SuperPAC United Democracy Challenge, who flooded the district with over $2.5 million attacking lee in an unsuccessful try to defeat the progressive State Consultant.
The concept solely average centrist Democrats can win in Pennsylvania took one other hit within the 2022 Pennsylvania major. Lee is progressive in a solidly blue district, so she ought to cruise to victory in November.
The statewide victory of Lt. gov. John Fetterman on Conor Lamb within the US Senate Democratic major revealed that the Democratic state occasion management may very well be out of step with their voters.
Lee will make historical past and, extra importantly, symbolize the values of PA-12.
Mr Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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