Two-term Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Devon) announced yesterday that she will not enter the open US Senate Democratic primary but instead will seek re-election, saying her “highest best use” is to remain in the House.
Pennsylvania will lose one seat in reapportionment, which means her 6th District, like all other Keystone State seats, will undergo significant boundary changes. With the Democratic majority at only five seats once all the special elections conclude, Rep. Houlahan gives the party their best chance of retaining what could again become a competitive US House seat.
In the Senate race for the Democrats are Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia), and Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh, while US Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pittsburgh) and Madeleine Dean (D-Jenkintown) along with state Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) consider entering. Republicans feature businessman and 2018 Lt. Governor nominee Jeff Bartos and former congressional candidate Sean Parnell as the most prominent candidates to date.
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