PA-13: Leach Endorsed by Leading Progressive Group
Daylin Leach once again is showing off his progressive bona fides today, as he earned the endorsement of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
The PCCC is a nationwide political action committee that seeks to elect progressive candidates to Congress and push for progressive policies.
“Alan Grayson and Elizabeth Warren have proven that bold progressives in Congress can change the national conversation. Daylin is one of those game changers,” said Adam Green, PCCC co-founder. “When Wall Street front group Third Way attacked Elizabeth Warren and Social Security, Daylin could have remained silent — especially since his outgoing Congresswoman, Allyson Schwartz, was a Third Way Chair. Instead he denounced Third Way and demonstrated the kind of clarity and bold leadership we need in Congress.”
State Senator Leach denounced a Wall Street Journal editorial written by Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler of Third Way that criticized New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for their use of “economic populism”.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Leach flatly rejected their proposals for Social Security.
“I found the editorial appalling, quite frankly. Social Security literally lifted up entire generations of senior citizens out of poverty,” Leach stated. “I support Elizabeth Warren’s proposals [to expand benefits] and I would not consider myself a Third Way type of candidate in any respect.”
The PCCC is also launching a fundraising drive for Leach. According to the organization they have almost a million members nationwide, including over 29,000 in PA and more than 2,000 in the 13th district.
Other Democratic candidates for PA-13 include physician/activist Val Arkoosh, State Rep. Brendan Boyle, and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.