Although Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary field is still forming for the 2022 U.S. Senate race, PoliticsPA readers believe that a state rep from Philadelphia should be the party’s nominee in the race to succeed outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey.
With 3,748 voted casted, 38% of PoliticsPA readers say that state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) should be the Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate in 2022. Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny), who is currently the lone member of the state’s congressional delegation reportedly mulling a run for the seat, finished in a close second place by securing 35% of the vote.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is off to an early fundraising advantage in the race, finished in a distant third place with 15% of the vote. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh finished in fourth place with 6% of the vote.
State Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), who filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission for U.S. Senate and formally announced an exploratory committee in April, former Norristown Borough Council President John McGuigan, and Alexandria Khalil finished with 1% of the vote.
2% of PoliticsPA readers believe that someone else should be the nominee as opposed to the eight candidates listed.
Reader Poll: Who Should Democrats Nominate for U.S. Senate in 2022?
- Malcolm Kenyatta (38%)
- Conor Lamb (35%)
- John Fetterman (15%)
- Val Arkoosh (6%)
- Someone Else (2%)
- Sharif Street (1%)
- John McGuigan (1%)
- Alexandria Khalil (1%)
- Kevin Baumlin (0%)