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Reader Poll: Dems Should Nominate McClelland

Erin McClelland
Erin McClelland

Erin McClelland has at least one thing to be thankful for this week. In our poll of PoliticsPA readers, we asked who Democrats should nominate to take on incumbent freshman Congressman Republican Keith Rothfus in Pennsylvania’s 12th district.

Businesswoman Erin McClelland and Rep.Murtha’s former Chief of Staff John Hugya are the only two Democratic candidates who have formally announced their entry into the race.

McClelland won our readers’ poll in a landslide with 293 votes, over 60% of the total. Hugya, meanwhile received only 135 votes. 50 respondents chose someone else.

Here are the full results of the poll:

Who should Democrats nominate in PA-12?

  • Erin McClelland (61%)
  • John Hugya (28%)
  • Someone else (10%)

Total Voters: 478

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3 Responses

  1. I just mean that her facial expression in the pictures I’ve seen of her always appears to be kind of a dead stare at the camera… I don’t know if that’s the result of airbrushing, antidepressants, a lousy photographer, or something else

    And yes, I would also ask the question about a male candidate with the same issue.

  2. KingOfSpades, would you make a comment like that about a male candidate? And what exactly is that meant to imply, “medicated?” Please do explain.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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