Yesterday, though, Anna Orso of Billy Penn reported that Ben Waxman is taking a close look at Sims’ seat. Waxman is a top aide of State Senator Vincent Hughes and he used to serve as field director for Pennsylvania Voice.
While Waxman didn’t confirm the report, Billy Penn pointed out he registered the domain name votewaxman.com back in August.
A few hours later, Billy Penn ran a separate piece in which Orso interviewed Sims. When asked if he was going to run in both primaries, the State Rep responded that he would.
“I’m certainly going to run for re-election,” Sims stated. “I’m committed to either being back in the state House or hopefully in Congress. I’m going to run for both.”
It’s unclear whether Waxman would consider a primary challenge against Sims. Of course, it is possible that if Sims wins the race with Fattah he would step aside and allow Waxman to replace him.