State Representative Summer Lee is rolling out the support of a national political powerhouse today: Vermont Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is renewing his support for Lee in her bid to replace retiring Congressman Mike Doyle.
After Hours host Natalie Bencivenga talks to State Rep. Summer Lee, the first Black woman from Southwestern Pennsylvania to be elected to state legislature, about her candidacy for Congress in the 18th District.
State Rep. Summer Lee, D-Swissvale, has united two of Pennsylvania’s largest service workers unions in her bid for U.S. Congress. A year after SEIU 32BJ (Service Employees International Union) and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania split their endorsements in Pittsburgh’s mayoral race, the two large unions have come together to endorse Lee in her campaign for U.S. Congress.
Americans are worried about the battered condition of this country’s experiment with democracy. They know that, as President Biden stated in his address Thursday, one year after the January 6 US Capitol attack, “We are in a battle for the soul of America, a battle that by the grace of God and goodness of this nation, we will win.”What they’re unsure about is how the defenders of democracy will secure that victory.
The race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills) has already attracted at least three Democratic candidates, and many of them have hit the ground running, announcing endorsements from local elected officials, advocacy groups, and labor unions. Candidates Jerry Dickinson and state Rep. Summer Lee (D-Swissvale) have both been angling for the progressive faction of Pittsburgh’s Democratic electorate.
State Rep. Summer Lee, a champion of the progressive movement that has remade the face of western Pennsylvania politics in just a few election cycles, hopes to carry out a similar transformation at the federal level. She is announcing her campaign for Congress today, seeking the seat that outgoing U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle will vacate after 14 terms.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee announced Tuesday she will run for Congress in 2022. The Democrat representing Pennsylvania’s 34th District is seeking U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle’s seat in the House of Representatives after he announced Monday he will not run for re-election.
Lee hopes to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, a Pittsburgh-area Democrat.
The race is on to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee, a leading progressive organizer and democratic socialist, formally entered the primary in the state's 18th Congressional District on Tuesday with the support of Justice Democrats, the group that launched New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first run and has helped send a new generation of young leftist lawmakers to Capitol Hill.
On Tue., Oct. 19, State Rep. Summer Lee (D-Swissvale) officially announced her candidacy for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 18th District, the day after longtime U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills) disclosed he was retiring from the position at the end of his current term.