Western Dems Rally Around Shapiro
Last April, Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro won a three-person race with 47%. Meanwhile, State Sen. John Rafferty walked away with the GOP nomination relatively easily with 64% of the vote.
As a result, Shapiro has to win over the supporters of Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala in order to unite the party and pivot to the general.
Shapiro will make a major effort on that first front next month during a Pittsburgh fundraiser.
Attendees are a who’s who of Pittsburgh Democratic politics including, but not limited to: State Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, State House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, Congressman Mike Doyle, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, State Senator Wayne Montana, State Rep. Dan Frankel, City Councilman Dan Gilman, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Dr. Cyril Wecht.
Costa, Dermody and Fitzgerald were among the first to back Zappala.