MSNBC Names Kane, Shapiro, Costello and Reed PA Rising Stars
This week, MSNBC host and NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd has taken a periodic look into PA politics.
Today, Todd named some of the rising stars in the Keystone state, picking two members from each party. For the Democrats, Attorney General Kathleen Kane and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro were chosen.
Todd justified their selection by noting that Kane received the most votes of any political candidate in 2012 and Shapiro has a bright future and could seek higher office.
Finally, State Rep. David Reed won the final spot.
“The 36-year old is the Chairman of the State House Republican Campaign Committee where he oversaw his party pick up 13 seats in 2010 and maintain a majority in the 2012 elections,” Todd said. “With House Speaker Sam Smith to retire our experts say Reed is likely to make a move into a leadership position and could even end up running for Governor himself one day.”
Earlier this week, on Tuesday, Todd looked into Pennsylvania’s political history and its shifting views on social issues.