It is clear local Montgomery County Democratic politics is moving well beyond former US Rep. Joe Hoeffel. The ex-Congressman served in the House for three terms, from 1999-2005. He was the Democratic US Senate nominee in 2004, losing to then-incumbent Arlen Specter (R), 53-42%. Now, he is attempting a political comeback in the new open 4th CD, but finds rough going. Raising only $20,000 in the last reporting period, Mr. Hoeffel is lagging well behind state Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Jenkintown).
Already endorsing Ms. Dean is former Governor and Democratic National Committee chairman Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, ex-Montgomery County US Rep. Allyson Schwartz, four top unions, and 12 current local Montgomery County elected officials. Ironically, Ms. Dean’s first political experience came as a teenager when she volunteered for a state Representative’s re-election effort…a state legislator named Joe Hoeffel.
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