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Wild’s hard fought primary win in the Lehigh Valley area district reflects the resilience of mainstream candidates against challenges from a resurgent populist left and the party’s conservative old guard.
Her candidacy in the general election provides Democrats with a crucial opportunity to flip a GOP held seat as the party seeks to win a House majority.”She brings a lot to the table with her nomination and will pose a matchup problem for the Republicans,” Borick said.
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Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s millennial focused organization, NextGen America, didn’t endorse a candidate in the race but spent $100,000 on digital ads and mail attacking Morganelli.
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For her part, Wild survived a six figure digital ad and direct mail attack blitz from United Together, a pro Morganelli PAC affiliated with the centrist group No Labels. iphone 7 case outlet uk The group criticized Wild’s tenure in the administration of former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who awaits sentencing after being convicted on federal corruption charges.
The PAC went so far as to allege in a mailer that Wild was part of a cover up of Pawlowski’s crimes, but the Allentown based Morning Call said the literature’s claims were “not supported by the facts.”
The redrawn 7th district is one of several Pennsylvania House seats that Democrats hope to flip this year. The party benefits from the retirement of moderate Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who has represented much of the Lehigh Valley district since 2005, and a state Supreme Court remapping and renumbering of Pennsylvania’s congressional district lines in February.
Trump won Dent’s old 15th district by 8 percentage pointsbut the new 7th, which includes the Democratic leaning city of Easton, would have voted for Hillary Clinton by 1 point.
In a previous election cycle, Wild would likely have been the most progressive Democrat in the race Edwards, who was backed by canada goose outlet official Sen. Bernie Sanders (I Vt.) held that distinction this time. cheap iphone 7 case online Wild,a longtime corporate litigation specialist, supports a $15 federal minimum wage, legalizing marijuana and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. And she professes her commitment to the eventual adoption of single payer health care, even as she emphasizes the more incremental step of fixing the Affordable Care Act.
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As a primary candidate, Wild showed an occasional flair for populist rhetoric.
“We’ve gotta fight for ordinary people, for families. I’m not here fighting for the billionaire class. Frankly, they don’t need our canada goose outlet vip help,” Wild said at a candidate forum in cheap canada goose jacket Fogelsville.
At the same time, she highlighted a penchant for bipartisan deal making that might prove useful in the general election.
“A big part of my skill set is negotiation,” she told HuffPost. “Those are the kinds of skills that we need in Washington. We need people who negotiate, who reach across the aisle.”
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She took issue with the premise of a question about Pelosi, claiming it had “a lot of inherent sexism” in it. outlet iphone 8 case
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