PA-16: EMILY’s List Endorses Hartman

christina-hartmanDemocratic nominee Christina Hartman just received a major boost in her effort to defeat her GOP opponent State Sen. Lloyd Smucker.

EMILY’s List– the nation’s largest resource for Democratic pro-choice female candidates- has declared that they will be endorsing Hartman.

The financial support of EMILY’s List could help Hartman narrow the fundraising advantage that Sen. Smucker currently holds.

“Christina Hartman has dedicated her life to community advocacy and protecting human rights.” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List. “Christina would be the first woman to represent Pennsylvania’s 16th District, in a state that currently does not have a single woman representing it in Congress. The EMILY’s List community, over three million members strong, is excited to support her historic candidacy.”

“Christina is honored to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with EMILY’s List’s three million members as we flip this seat from red to blue, regain the House and Senate, and win the White House this November,” her campaign responded.

As a result of incumbent Congressman Joe Pitts’ retirement, this opening represents the Democrats’ best opportunity to flip the Republican-leaning district since 1997.

The 16th Congressional District includes parts of the Berks, Chester, and Lancaster Counties.

6 Responses

  1. Pitts was first elected when the district was much more lopsided, before the 2011 gerrymandering moved some Republican areas into Costello’s district and before more Democrats moved into the district. It’s still an uphill struggle for Hartman, but she’s been waging a dynamic campaign that makes it competitive.

  2. Look at the demographics of this district… There is a reason Joe Pitts was one of the most conservative members of Congress. Hartman is a non starter.

  3. Congress needs a Lloyd Smucker. Imagine the rhymes that could be made with a last name like Smucker.

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