In an email to her supporters, Naughton revealed that she has received the backing of former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.
“The Democratic primary for Congress in the 8th District has two excellent candidates,” Rendell writes. “However, I believe that Shaughnessy Naughton is the most qualified candidate and has the best chance to unseat Republican Mike Fitzpatrick in the fall.”
Naughton’s email does not mention her primary opponent Kevin Strouse but instead takes aim at Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks).
“As a small business owner, I present a stark contrast to Mike Fitzpatrick,” Naughton writes. I know how to balance a budget, negotiate, and think long term. As Governor Rendell has said, ‘No business in this country has grown successful without investing in its own growth. Same goes for us.’ Unlike Mike Fitzpatrick, I understand that firsthand.”