Ms. Lee joined other local Democrats and advocates for a Friday afternoon rally outside of the City-County Building in support of reproductive rights.
Summer Lee says her win proves Democrats don’t have to be represented by ‘go-along, get-along folks’
Time and time again, Summer Lee’s brand of political movement-building has removed bricks from Allegheny County’s Democratic establishment, loosening the foundation that the old guard — the status quo — has had for decades on who gets to run for office and when.
She is poised to become the first Black woman to represent Pennsylvania in Congress. Her election is seen as a major defeat for AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which spent more than $2 million on the race as part of a broader effort targeting progressive Democratic candidates.
Three days after primary Election Day results were too close to call on May 17, the race for U.S. Congress in District 12 now has a proclaimed winner: state Rep. Summer Lee.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee has emerged victorious in the Democratic primary for an open U.S. House seat in Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press.
Ms. Lee, who could become the first Black woman to represent Pennsylvania in Congress, won an expensive and fiercely fought primary battle after days of vote-counting.
Lee's victory over attorney Steve Irwin is a disappointment for pro-Israel groups and local moderate Democrats.
Summer Lee has won a five-way Democratic primary for a Pittsburgh-based U.S. House seat, making her the favorite in the heavily Democratic district to win the fall general election and become the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania.
The United Democracy Project, a super PAC for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, poured millions to defeat Lee in a Pennsylvania House primary. Similar dark money groups have targeted several progressives.