Hughes for Senate?

Vincent-HughesIs it possible a new candidate could throw his hat in the ring for the Senate race in 2016?

State Senator Vincent Hughes may be thinking about a run against Sen. Pat Toomey if web domains are to be believed.

The following domain addresses have been registered:;; and

While not definitive, registering web domain names is often one of the first signs that a potential candidate is treating a run seriously.

Vince Hughes has represented the 7th district in the State Senate since 1994 and previously served in the State House from 1987 to 1994.

The Philadelphian is currently the Democratic ranking member on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. He has served in a variety of leadership positions and would have the requisite name ID and fundraising prowess that are necessary in a contest for the U.S. Senate.

Former Congressman Joe Sestak has been clear for months that he intends to take on Sen. Toomey in a rematch of their 2010 battle.

Most other Democratic hopefuls, though, have dropped out. Kathleen Kane, Rob McCord, Matt Cartwright, Allyson Schwartz and increasingly Josh Shapiro all appear to be passing on a bid.

Former Congressman Chris Carney, however, recently indicated that he may run.

7 Responses

  1. Hughes as US Senator? Might lock in SEPa, goes nowhere in the remaining counties. Toomey is working overtime to cover Conservative Dems, the right and center-right.

    Toomey gets relected in ’16.

    Hughes,stands a better chance of being Congressman if his elected official colleague/buddy Chaka Fattah gets into further legal trouble.

    He stands an even better chance of being Mayor of Philadelphia as the current group running is creating yawns and eye rolls. Hughes has some real work to do before he becomes a member of the “Club of 100”.

  2. The thing is, Sestak pretty much got a free ride in 2010 when he ran against Specter and then Toomey. To some extent, I think reporters were too blinded by his service record and distracted by the horse-race campaigns to focus on his meandering, unfocused, and just plain weird unscripted moments. That won’t be the case this time.

  3. He has no statewide name recognition, lacks a fundraising base, and a record that is notable for its lack of accomplishments. He talks a lot,says little and is a non entity except in his own mind.

  4. Fug outta here.

    That five and dime hustler doesn’t stand a chance outside of a gerrymandered ghetto district.

    Keep it hood

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