Perez Calls Pennsylvania ‘Ground Zero’ in Push to Win House

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez sees Pennsylvania as being “ground zero” in Democrats push to win 23 seats needed to gain the majority in the U.S. House.

“I think Pennsylvania is going to be a real ground zero as we work to take back the U.S. House and, frankly, take back our democracy,” Perez said in an interview with WCAU.  

Perez said that this year is the “year of the woman” pointing the the seven Democratic women who won Democratic primaries in the state.  

“Women have been leading the resistance, women have been stepping up to run for office in remarkable numbers and women have been winning,” Perez said.  

Of the seven races featuring Democratic women, four of them are ranked highly vulnerable in our Congressional vulnerability ratings.

Part of the change in Democrats fortunes in Pennsylvania is the court ordered redraw of the state’s Congressional map that shifted 11 of the state’s districts to be less Republican compared to previous statewide elections.

7 Responses

  1. Well when you use the PA Supreme Court to judicial-mander congressional seats, you would hope that the state is ready to become ‘ground zero’ for Democrats.

    1. Reality check: Those justices corrected one of the most egregious power grabs in PA history. What R’s did in the last cycle was reprehensible, greedy and flat-out dumb. They got what they deserved.

      1. I have to agree with Phil. Rs might still have a 10 -8 lead on house seats after the fall election which will prove the map argument null and void.

  2. Scott Wagner’s house is ground zero. Guy beats on anyone and everything. Does he still beat his daughter?? Nah she shut up real quick when she realized how much is coming her way when daddy kicks the bucket.

  3. What is really meant is that the top of the ticket–Wolf and Casey is strong and will draw not just Dems but independents to the Dem ticket this fall. This will affect down ballot congressional races for the better for Dems. No insult meant to Perez but what he is saying is obvious for most political people.

  4. 10-8 is BEST case scenario for the Ds. I think we will see a 9 9 split in PA this fall. 13-5 shows (type of thinking) what a clown Perez is.

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