Cook Political Report released updated rankings for Congressional races, including Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional district.
The Report updated the seat from ‘likely Republican’ to ‘lean Republican.’ Congressman Pat Meehan (R-Delaware) is the incumbent in the seat.
“Meehan, a former federal prosecutor and Delaware County DA, hasn’t faced a credible or well-funded opponent since he first won this seat in the 2010 wave, but that’s likely to change in 2018. Hillary Clinton won this district 49 percent to 47 percent in 2016, and although Meehan voted against the AHCA, Democrats will try to attack him for voting to advance the healthcare repeal package in committee,” the Cook Political Report wrote.
Sabato’s Crystal Ball changed the rating for the district to ‘lean Republican’ in late July.
The news will likely be used to help boost fundraising for Democratic candidates in the district to show they are building momentum in the race.