PA-7: Third Candidate Enters Democratic Primary
According to Jonathan Tamari of the Inquirer, Philadelphia pastor Bill Golderer is throwing his hat into the ring in the PA-7 race.
“I feel like this is an evolution of my current work, trying to see if I can make a difference in a body that I think a lot of people have written off as being kind of dysfunctional,” Golderer stated.
Apparently, the DCCC urged Golderer to run although they’re not formally backing him at this moment.
Their involvement is intriguing because the party already has two candidates running in the primary, 2014 nominee Mary Ellen Balchunis and Lindy Li. Li is younger and has less experience but has raised vastly more money than Balchunis so far.
The 7th district includes most of Delaware County as well as parts of Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Lancaster Counties. It is rated R+2 but is not currently considered a competitive race by any major political prognosticators. Rep. Pat Meehan has represented the seat since 2011.