PA-13: Three Republicans Fight For Seat

Stern, Adcock, Bowser

Stern, Adcock, Bowser

Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District is one of the bluest in the state, ranked with a Partisan Voting Index of D+13, but that hasn’t stopped three Republicans for making a go at it.

The 13th district was also one of the few seats in Pennsylvania to become more Democratic in redistricting, moving up from a Cook Political Index number of D+12.

One of them is a repeat: Dee Adcock. Four years ago, Adcock compiled an impressive 44% of the vote against incumbent Allyson Schwartz, giving her the lowest margin of victory of her tenure. Unfortunately for Adcock, however, there are indications that 2010 may have been the Republican’s high-water mark in PA-13.

Joining him in a competitive primary for an almost sure loss are Beverly Plosa-Bowser and Everett Stern.

Bowser is an Air Force Academy grad from the first year that the school admitted women. Beverly served over 30 years in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve, where she attained the rank of Colonel.

“We need to fix our stagnant economy, rein in excessive government, and heal the recent healthcare debacle,” she says on her website.

The other third candidate, Stern, also has a unique background. He was the whistleblower behind the investigation of private banking firm in Geneva, HSBC.

“In the blink of an eye I went from working at a Chinese Bank to a Chinese Restaurant. My MBA education was worth $2.15 an hour plus tips. While working as a waiter I waged my war in pursuit of justice. I turned lemons into lemonade by taking every penny I could muster and founded my current company. One year later, I am a successful CEO running for Congress,” Stern said. “I showed the world that the Good Guys do win in the end. The core principles that helped me blow the whistle on HSBC are the same values that I bring to the PA-13 congressional seat.”

The winner of this packed primary will face the winner of an even more crowded primary on the Democratic side between State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Philadephia), State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery), former Rep. Marjorie Margolies and physician/activist Dr. Valerie Arkoosh.


March 7th, 2014 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 7 Comments

7 thoughts on “PA-13: Three Republicans Fight For Seat”

  1. After the PA primary and in the midst of campaign season, the favorables of Obamacare will inch upwards (it’s 34-36 presently), as its benefits take hold and the GOP’s narrative (i.e. lies) rings hollow. It doesn’t mean the D’s will capture the House, but there’s no way a blue seat turns red. No way.

  2. Glenmalure says:

    They all seem to be quality candidates so win or loose the district has a chance of being better represented. The GOP seems to attract the achievers who are the people we need to fix Congress.

  3. Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    David Dibelius is also running, as per 10 days ago.

  4. TheProspector-
    Some districts were so red already, they could give up some redness without danger.

  5. TheProspector says:

    Only “a few” seats became bluer in the redistricting? If the GOP increased the redness of their districts, doesn’t that mean that most, if not all, blue seats became bluer (or flipped to red). Almost all current Dem seats have to be bluer than they were before the last go-around.

  6. David Diano says:

    Three lambs fighting to be in the slaughter.

  7. guest says:

    Who if any has the Republican party endorsement?

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