Philadelphia Daily News Endorses Bryan Lentz for Congress
Springfield, PA – Contrasting Representative Bryan Lentz’s willingness to tackle tough issues that matter to the residents of the 7th Congressional District with his opponent’s history of sticking to Republican talking points, the Philadelphia Daily News endorsed Bryan Lentz’s campaign for Congress today, also noting that he was “smart and well informed”.
“Our head has been turned by Bryan Lentz,” the editorial board wrote. “His record shows him to be unafraid to stand up to the status quo.” The editors cited Lentz’s efforts to keep concealed weapons out of the hands of violent criminals by closing the state’s dangerous “Florida Loophole” and his no vote on gambling legislation that did not provide enough property tax relief for Pennsylvania.
The editorial board was also convinced that Lentz’s years of service in the military, which included three tours of active duty, would be an asset in Congress. “His military background as a member of the 82nd Airborne, for which he served in Bosnia and Iraq, gives him a sharper edge on global and defense issues.”
The editors were not shy about describing why Lentz’s opponent, Pat Meehan, failed to measure up to Lentz. They rebuked the Republican for sticking to his Party’s talking points, instead of standing up for the concerns of residents of the 7th Congressional District. “Throughout the campaign, Meehan ha seemed less than focused on a clearly defined agenda, preferring to follow Republican Party lines on a ‘failed’ stimulus and opposition to health care reform,” the editorial board wrote.
A former Airborne Ranger, criminal prosecutor and Iraq War veteran, Bryan Lentz currently serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Delaware County. He was awarded both the Bronze Star for Service and the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his military service. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife Jennifer and their son Thomas.