Margolies Adviser Starts 527 Committee for Her
A longtime political adviser has started a political committee on behalf of former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. It’s another sign that she intends to run for Congress in PA-13.
Ken Smukler, who managed Margolies’ campaigns in 1992 and 1994, formed the group “Majorie 2014”. The 527 political committee was made official by the IRS on May 3.
As has been the case with almost every campaign filing to date in this race, it was first reported by Greg Giroux of Bloomberg.
The purpose of the organization is to, “Support candidacy of Marjorie Margolies and other legal purposes,” the IRS filing says.
Margolies told PoliticsPA that her status hasn’t changed. She’s still seriously exploring a bid but not yet a candidate. A final decision is expected by the end of the month.
“We’re just setting it up to have it in place,” she said. “If it’s a yes, we just want to be ready.”
She is one of several Democrats eying the 13th district now that Rep. Allyson Schwartz is running for Governor. State Sen. Daylin Leach and state Rep. Brendan Boyle are also running, as is physician and activist Valerie Arkoosh.
Smukler is president of Voterlink Data Systems which is based in southeast Pa.