PA-4: Thompson Announces Candidacy


Although a little late in the game, former Harrisburg Mayor Linda D. Thompson announced that she plans to make a run for Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District seat.

Thompson has until Tuesday, March 11th to amass the 1,000 signatures needed to be placed on the ballot, and it has been reported that she is currently circulating her petitions.

The former Harrisburg Mayor left office with a low approval rating and was defeated by her challengers, City Controller Dan Miller and now current Mayor Eric Papenfuse, in the Democratic primary in the 2013. She served only one term from 2010 to 2014.

But Thompson is clearly not letting her mayoral defeat stop her political ambitions.

As it currently stands, Thompson, a Democrat, is set to go up against Republican incumbent Scott Perry — a highly popular first-term representative looking to repeat his electoral success.

Perry goes into the contest with the advantage of not only being the incumbent but also running in a district that leans Republican — with a Cook Political Report partisan voting index of R+9.

PA-4 includes York county, Adams county, and pieces of Dauphin and Cumberland counties.


5 Responses

  1. It’s about time we gave this lady her due for what she truly is – an endless, priceless well-spring of hilarity!

  2. She’ll cruise to an easy victory unless those scumbags from Perry County come across the river and dump their ballots at the Dauphin precincts.

  3. Thompson’s candidacy brings new meaning to a term previously defined by Chesco Dem Chair michelle Vaughan. – “The Clown Car”
    Is this a Vaughan plan for a state wide leadership role? Slogans abound – Thompson – I ruined a city & Vaughan – I ruined a County party – perfect together.
    With all the great causes and cases against the Republicans our party should
    be careful lest we become the clown car.

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