State & Federal Political Recap

Doyle Retiring: Long-serving Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle, D-PA, announced early last week that he will not be seeking a 15th term in office. The Democrat from the 18th Congressional District in western Pennsylvania told reporters that the people of Pittsburgh supported him throughout the last quarter century, however, he believed “the time has come to pass the torch to the next generation,” adding that he hoped his early announcement would prompt others to run. Congressman Doyle noted that with his departure, both seats to represent Allegheny County in the U.S. House are now open, as U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb (who represents the 17th District) is running for U.S. Senate in 2022.

Kim Considering LG Run: State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, indicated last week that she’s considering running for Lt. Governor next year alongside Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro. The Harrisburg area Democrat is reportedly holding off on making a decision until after the Nov. 2 election, though she told reporters that the prospect of teaming up with Shapiro is an attractive one – “Having Josh run as governor was one of my big motivations,” she said. “I think it’s something we can work as a team well.”


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