It has been a question now for a few weeks in the Delaware County area. Would Pennsylvania State Representative Margo Davidson run of for a seat in Congress for the newly created 5th Congressional District. There had been appearences at Meet the Candidates events like in Newtown Square but Ms. Davidson did not say if she was truly running. Sunday night, it was confirmed that there are people who are circulating petitions for Margo Davidson to run for Congress. She is also running for her current seat as Pennsylvania State Representative for the 164th District.
According to campaign spokesman Aarson Hecht,
“There is a grassroots movement to draft Democrat Margo Davidson to run for Congress. Volunteers across the district who believe that Margo is the best choice to stand up to the Trump agenda and fight for our shared values are currently circulating petitions to get her on the ballot, and she plans to make a formal announcement on her decision next Saturday, March 17th.
The petition drive is the first step and the signatures collected have to be turned in by March 20th. This new Congressional seat has brought out many candidates with over 10 announced just for the what was in part the seat of Democratic Representative Robert Brady of Philadelphia.
If Representative Davidson were to win the primary for the nomination for this Congressional seat, she would also be a candidate, the incubment and favored candidate, for her current state seat. If she were to win the Congressional seat, the 5th District would have a Representative but for those in the 164th state district, they would not until another special election was held for those voters to have a say in Harrisburg.
Yet, this is has been called the year of the woman and many are speculating Davidson could do very well. Davidson is the first African American, the first woman to represent the 164th District. Davidson has a strong group of supporters in Upper Darby and Lansdowne. Whether that will translate into a win for the entire 5th District will be seen.