Sturla to Challenge Dermody for House Dems Leadership
In fact, for many legislators it’s just begun.
Yet another leadership battle is brewing in Harrisburg, this time between House Democrats.
According to Kevin Zwick of Capitolwire, Rep. Mike Sturla is set to challenge House Minority Leader Frank Dermody.
This development should not be surprising, as a major defeat like that suffered by House Democrats on Tuesday presents a great chance for members to make the case that new leadership is needed.
“It’s kinda incomprehensible that you could have a Republican Caucus that pretty much voted 100 percent with a governor that lost by 10 points and they would pick up eight seats,” Sturla told Zwick.
Rep. Dermody isn’t backing down, though, as he is defending his tenure by asserting that the election results show they were able to highlight Gov. Corbett’s harmful policies.
“I’m disappointed because Mike’s been a partner in our leadership team the last four years, but if he wants to have this fight then let’s have it,” Dermody said of Sturla.
Let the games begin.