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- Republican Governors Opt-In to Medicaid Expansion
- The Reports of Unions' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
- Ask Allyson Schwartz to run for Governor
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- Jan. 14 Workshop:HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013; HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
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Politico article on Redistricting: "No Democrat is facing more blowback than Brady. "
See the Politico article "Some Dems embrace GOP maps" which contains an interesting detail about the redistricting disgrace I was unaware of :
No Democrat is facing more blowback than Brady. The map solidified the congressman’s hold on the Philadelphia-based district he has held since 1998 by shrinking the number of black voters and thereby diminishing the prospect of a strong primary challenge from a black candidate. The plan even drew the home of a potential Brady challenger, Democratic state Rep. Tony Payton, outside of the district. (my emphasis)
But Brady’s plan may have backfired: Former Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore has turned the congressman’s alliance with Republicans into a central theme of his primary bid against Brady. Moore is crisscrossing the district accusing Brady, a longtime party boss who also heads the Philadelphia Democratic Party, of being a turncoat. In a letter to Brady posted on Moore’s website, the former judge wrote: “Watching you sell out your party for your own benefit, I felt as I imagine [Philadelphia] Eagles fans would feel if Michael Vick, in his Eagles uniform, was caught in the back of a bar sharing game plans with [New York Giants quarterback] Eli Manning.”
“He’s not just a Democrat. He is the head of the Democratic Party in Philadelphia. When the head of the party teams up with the opposing party, what does that say?” Moore told POLITICO. “I think it’s major.”
Brady claims that he knew nothing about the contours of the plan, but it just so happens that a potential challenger's house is conveniently cut out of the district!
Not only has Brady made it more difficult for Democrats to regain the house, he has made his district much less competitive for an African-American challenger for the next 10 years.