#HD131: Young Democrat Michael Beyer Taking on Young Republican Twerp Justin Simmons

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This should be an interesting race. The 131st district tilts Republican (R+4) and the old district was more liberal before the Great Republican Gerrymander of 2010, so it’s not unwinnable. People tend to split their tickets more in state level races, and a lot of Republicans are missing Karen Beyer and might be open to voting for her son. This is not a tea people area of Lehigh County, and it’s pretty telling that Simmons is so paranoid about countering the negative public opinion on the $1 billion of Republican education cuts:

In 2010, newcomer Justin Simmons rode a wave of tea party fervor and divisions within the Republican Party to upset moderate incumbent Karen Beyer in a contentious primary election for the Lehigh Valley’s 131st House District.

This year, Beyer’s son Michael, a 29-year-old attorney, wants to return the favor.
Beyer of Lower Saucon Township is expected to file nominating petitions Tuesday in Harrisburg to run as a Democrat for Republican Simmons’ seat.

“I am running because Justin just doesn’t fit with what the district believes,” Beyer said. “I’m eager to provide a voice that represents the Lehigh Valley and the 131st. It is more about me wanting to help people and changing the state’s direction than anything personal. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t remember that election.”

(via Scott Kraus)

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10 Responses to #HD131: Young Democrat Michael Beyer Taking on Young Republican Twerp Justin Simmons

  1. The crazy left will always tell us who they fear by who they try to take out and make fun of. Karen’s little boy Michael has no idea what he just got himself into.

    • Jon Geeting says:

      Bruh. I don’t fear Justin Simmons. I’m merely aware that he’s a rising GOP name, so I’m interested in shutting his career down quickly. I do feel sad for him that he has to go through life as a young Republican.

    • Crazy left, huh? Is that the best you can come up with? Try harder!!

    • Gloria McVeigh says:

      Using “Michael Beyer” as your avatar? Really? Only Justin Simmons is juvenile enough to come up with that one. Hellooooo, Justin!

  2. phillyboy says:

    Geeting..YOU think can can just shut down Simmons career huh? YOUR IRRELEVANT !

  3. George says:

    How does anyone take this blog seriously, when you can’t report on a simple local election without sounding like a 5th grade newsletter?? Grow up already …

    • Jon Geeting says:

      This is a liberal partisan blog. I have no illusion that this is “reporting” – the point is to get the Blue Team psyched up to vote in November by introducing them to the bad guys.

    • Gloria McVeigh says:

      You’d have to live in The Boy Wonder’s District to understand just how gleeful it makes Dems to know there’s a viable candidate ready to take him out. Haven’t looked forward to a race like this in too long. Flog away, Keystone Politics!