Reverend Enters Race to Replace Brady

The day after Congressman Bob Brady (D-Philadelphia) announced his retirement the field to replace his has begun to grow.  

Reverend Dr. Kevin Johnson announced his bid to replace Brady Thursday with an official kick-off event Friday.  

“The City of Philadelphia and surrounding communities deserve a representative in Congress who’s not just another career politician.  Our region needs someone who will fight to strengthen the community, and someone who is equipped to stand up to President Trump’s draconian policies,” Johnson said.  

According to a press release, Johnson is the Lead Pastor of Dare to Imagine Church and President & CEO of the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center.  

Johnson joins Lindy Li, Willie Singletary, Michelle Lawrence, and Nina Ahmad in the race.  Philadelphia Deputy Mayor of Labor Rich Lazer is considering a run.

You can view Johnson’s announcement video below.

6 Responses

  1. Johnson, by all accounts is already an impact player as Pastor of his megachurch and President of Philly OIC.

    Is it possible for him to be more impactful as a freshman Congressman and one of 435 members in that Body??

    Or is this run really just about ego, self aggrandizement and putting a female associate pastor in her place??

    That’s where the chatter and book is on this guy.

    1. Anny-

      One out of 435 isn’t impactful, unless the Dems get to 218 vs 217 GOP.

      However, this seat is a safe Dem seat, so it’s not flipping a GOP seat to change the game.

  2. this seat is going to end up in Delco folks. So any candidate from Delco, especially eastern Delco should be the favorite.

  3. With State Rep. Joanna McClinton also in, that’s seven by my count. The winning candidate could get across the finish line with 25 percent of the vote or less. Good grief…

  4. What’s the over-under line on # of a candidates in the primary?

    I’m thinking 8 and a half for the line.

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