In case you haven’t noticed, the nation’s scientists and America’s new President haven’t exactly gotten started off on the best foot. Trump is scrubbing climate change from government web pages while environmentalists subtweet the Tweeter-in-Chief.
Naughton, of course, ran for the PA-8 Democratic nomination in 2014 and 2016. The first time she came close but fell far behind in her second attempt.
While the rumor is that she’ll try and see if the third time’s the charm, she doesn’t address that issue in the Atlantic piece and a source close to Naughton dismissed the notion.
Nonetheless, she notes that her PAC is focused on convincing more scientists to run for office.
“Partly, we’re making the case for why they should run—and Donald Trump is really helping us with that,” she told Yong. “Then, we’re showing them how to run, and introducing them to our donor network.”
“A lot of scientists traditionally feel that science is above politics but we’re seeing that politics is not above getting involved in science,” added Naughton. “We’re losing, and the only way to stop that is to get more people with scientific backgrounds at the table.”
The 8th Congressional District represents all of Bucks County as well as parts of upper Montgomery County.