According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Leach has been talking with politicos both in Pennsylvania and Washington.
“I was initially very reluctant to entertain the idea. I felt I was doing important work in the PA Senate, moving important legislation on human trafficking and criminal justice reform,” Leach said in an email asking supporters for their opinion on if he should run.
“However, as the Trump administration has become more aggressive in attacking everything that America is supposed to stand for, and has descended into what can only be described as a bizarre miasma of absurdity (I like to think of myself as having a way with words), I began to feel that our democracy was literally at stake.”
Leach served in the state House from 2002 to 2008 when he was elected to the state Senate.
He has often taken to Twitter to voice his opposition to Trump, including his tweet that gained some notoriety for it’s choice of words.
Hey @realDonaldTrump I oppose civil asset forfeiture too! Why don't you try to destroy my career you fascist, loofa-faced, shit-gibbon!
— Daylin Leach (@daylinleach) February 7, 2017
Leach will reportedly make his decision in early June. He has already changed his campaign Twitter handle to @Daylin4Congress, indicating he may be closer to a decision than he is putting out publicly.
Leach’s progressive positions worry some who think he may have a problem winning over moderates if he were to challenge Meehan. Hillary Clinton won the district in 2016 by 4.3 points, but Meehan won by 18.9 points.
Leach would join three other candidates in the primary.