Good sign for the Naughton campaign. Shaughnessy definitely seems like the underdog in this race at this point with Kevin Strouse getting backing by DCCC and some labor groups.
I’m leaning toward Naughton for several reasons at the moment. I like the emphasis on sustainable development and growth, Democratic women politicians tend to be a bit more liberal than men, and her background in publishing and design and environmentalism are more in line with my political interests. It would also really bother me that if both Kevin Strouse and Daylin Leach won their primaries, PA would have an all-male Congressional delegation:
Shaughnessy Naughton received a slew of endorsements from Bucks County politicians as she pursues the Democratic nomination in PA-8.
Over fifteen local officials voiced their support for the congressional candidate The most prominent among her new supporters is former state Commerce Secretary Norval Reece, who is now an activist in the county. Reeceserved under Governor Milton Shapp in the 1970s, and was also Shapp’s presidential campaign manager.
“I am pleased to announce my support for Shaughnessy Naughton for Congress based on experience, understanding of the key issues, and electability,” said Reece. “Her plans for economic growth and sustainable development for the Eighth District are well grounded, strong and innovative. Furthermore, she is the only candidate in the race with direct experience in the private sector in balancing a budget, meeting a payroll, and taking care of employees – something badly needed in Washington D.C.