Rep. Davidson Considering Bid for Lt. Gov.
State Rep. Margo Davidson is the latest name to be circulated for Lieutenant Governor amidst an already crowded Democratic field.
Despite denying rumors that she was running for Lt. Gov. back in May, according to Pennsylvania Progressive, Davidson has been rallying Delaware County Democrats around her potential candidacy. According to a party official, Davidson is exploring the race but won’t formally announce before the first of the new year.
PoliticsPA is seeking comment from Davidson; her office is closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday.
If she makes her campaign official, she’ll face a pack of declared candidates including former congressman Mark Critz, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski, Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith and Harrisburg city official Brenda Alton. The pool of rumored candidates for Lieutenant Governor also remains deep and has included PSEA official Mike Crossey and State Rep. Brandon Neuman.
Davidson is the first Democrat, the first African American and the first woman to represent the 164th Legislative District since taking office in 2011.
Davidson is seeking reelection for her General Assembly seat in 2014 and will definitely face declared Republican opponent, Earl Toole of the Upper Darby School Board.
There are also rumors that she may face a primary challenger but no name has surfaced yet.
The Pa. Progressive listed several issues that make Davidson a potential target for a primary:
“Margo Davidson’s record in Harrisburg is extremely troubling and includes a vote to close abortion clinics, prevent women from purchasing abortion insurance coverage with their own funds in the new ACA exchanges and support of school vouchers. She spoke for vouchers on the House floor, an effort which drains our public schools of desperately needed revenue.”