Reader Poll: Arkoosh for Congress in PA-13

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Dr. Valerie Arkoosh

Physician and activist Valerie Arkoosh should be Democrats’ choice for Congress in PA-13, PoliticsPA readers voted this week.

Arkoosh narrowly overcame state Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montco) in the informal survey that includes 1,380 votes.

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Montco) won’t seek re-election as she pursues a bid to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett.

Arkoosh took an even 400 to Leach’s 385. State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila) came in third with 142 votes, followed by Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards with 109 and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky with 95. Former Philly Controller Jonathan Saidel, since withdrawn from the race, got 56 votes.

Who should Democrats support in PA-13?


  • Dr. Valerie Arkoosh (29%)
  • State Sen. Daylin Leach (28%)
  • State Rep. Brendan Boyle (10%)
  • Montco Commissioner Leslie Richards (8%)
  • Former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (7%)
  • Montco Commissioner Josh Shapiro (4%)
  • Former Philly Controller Jonathan Saidel (4%)
  • Someone else (2%)
  • Montco Prothonotary Mark Levy (2%)
  • State Rep. Mark Cohen (1%)
  • State Sen. Mike Stack (1%)
  • State Sen. LeAnna Washington (1%)
  • Philly Councilman Bill Green (1%)
  • State Rep. Ed Neilson (1%)

Total Voters: 1,380

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One Response

  1. Arkoosh, MMM and Leach are in the top tier. Boyle is in tier 2. Shapiro and Richards are in tier 3 for now. Things will change. Lets see who can fundraise and can’t.

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