Philly Ward Leader Announces Bid for PA-7

Dan MuroffDan Muroff announced he is entering the race to challenge Congressman Pat Meehan (R-Delaware).  

“Congressman Pat Meehan has proven that he’s unwilling to stand up to Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, and that he’ll go along with their destructive ideas as long as it helps his wealthy contributors. It’s time for him to go,” Muroff said in a statement, according to City & State.

Muroff  ran in the primary in 2016 for the 2nd District, coming in fourth behind now-Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia) and two others.

Muroff says he is planning to move from Philadelphia to Flourtown, which is in the 7th District, in the next six weeks.  

Muroff is an attorney, who has served as the board president of CeaseFirePA, an anti-gun violence group.  He got his law degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law.  

Muroff is currently a ward leader in Philadelphia but intends to resign his position.

Democrat Molly Sheehan also announced her bid for the 7th District today.

Meehan was re-elected in 2016 by almost 20 points, while Clinton won his district by 4.3 points.

April 10th, 2017 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories | 9 Comments

9 thoughts on “Philly Ward Leader Announces Bid for PA-7”

  1. Scott Goldman says:

    I grew up with Dan Muroff we went to school together from K-12.
    I can honestly say he is one of the most upstanding people I have ever in my entire life met. Meehan nor Dan would be representing me or my district, but I can emphatically say, voting for Dan Muroff would not be a mistake. The guy is Brilliant, moral, and a genuinely good soul.

  2. 7th Dem says:

    Oh c’mon! Give Balchunis one more shot. She can do it!

  3. 1983Steve says:

    A philly dem ward leader — and a lobbyist to boot! yeah, that’s not gonna play well in Delco.

  4. tommyd says:

    “Philly Ward Leader” is a major obstacle to overcome.

  5. mole says:

    Rick Santorum represented PA for multiple terms while he lived in Virginia with his family and fictitiously claimed a residence in Penn Hills, PA in somebody’s basement.

  6. David Diano says:

    QuestionMark-

    Dan Muroff went to Haverford High and is from the 7th district originally.

    Maybe he got tired of living in Philly and wanted to move out to Montco, which is a pretty nice county. People do move. But, he’s not required to live in the district to run for congress.

  7. QuestionMark says:

    So… a Philly ward leader running for election in a district he doesn’t live in… after just running in the primary for a different seat a year ago?

    I like Muroff and Meehan needs to be replaced. But what does Muroff think he’s doing?

  8. Steve says:

    “Congressman Pat Meehan has proven that he’s unwilling to stand up to Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, and that he’ll go along with their destructive ideas as long as it helps his wealthy contributors. It’s time for him to go,” Muroff said in a statement.

    Same old standard bullshit from the National Committees. Do they actually pay people to write the same tired crap in every district. Come up with something unique or different about Meehan and why you want to oppose him. Voters see right through these boiler plate releases.

    And what a great way to start…moving into the district. Welcome to live in the suburbs, It has little in common with the city but who said knowing the voters really matters.

  9. huh says:

    I guess he got bored trying to take PA-2?

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