Harrisburg City Councilwoman Shamaine Daniels has announced that she intends to run again for the 10th Congressional House seat against incumbent Scott Perry.
Daniels, 44, was the Democratic nominee against the six-term Republican in 2022, losing by 24,000 votes. She says this time will be different.
In a campaign video released Wednesday, Daniels said last year, “the national Democratic Party thought we had no chance against Perry and gave us no help – a decision they now regret.
“Because on a shoestring budget, we ran the closest race against a Republican Congressional incumbent in Pennsylvania. Now, the party has finally targeted Scott Perry for 2024.
“And so, I’m running again,” adding “this time we’ll win.”
Perry received 53.8 percent of the vote in a district comprising Dauphin and parts of Cumberland and York counties.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) recently included PA-10 in its Democrats’ Districts In Play list for the 2024 election cycle.
DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene announced 33 competitive Republican-held or open districts across the country that the organization is targeting in its quest to reclaim the U.S. House majority.
According to the announcement, this cycle will mark the first time ever that the DCCC has launched nominee fund pages, which allows grassroots donors to donate now to contribute to the eventual Democratic nominee in these Districts In Play.
Daniels, who migrated to the United States from Venezuela in her teens, was elected to Harrisburg City Council in 2013 and has championed helping small, local business, affordable housing for families, and investing in youth programs.
Her priorities include investing in infrastructure, advancing the rights of women and families, and fixing the country’s broken immigration system.
Daniels chose April 27 as her announcement date “because it is the 85th anniversary of the first American receiving a Social Security check,” she tweeted. “Millions rely on Social Security and Medicare, and Perry’s agenda shows how out of touch he is with his constituents and the American people.”