“If your politicians are not serving you, get rid of them. If you don’t have anyone to vote for, run.”
Not simple platitudes, these are the words from the victory speech of DSA and Our Revolution backed Summer Lee, winner of Pennsylvania’s 34th State House District primary who ran on a campaign of single payer, abolishing cash bail, renewable energies, and a whole host of other progressive platform planks.
“It’s not even close,” Paul Costa, 58, said of the 68% to 32% margins after calling Ms. Lee to congratulate her. “Their campaign did a lot better job of getting people out to vote. They energized a lot of people, and they showed up at the polls. They ran a very aggressive campaign in getting people out to vote, they did a very good job in that. I thought we did too, but obviously they did a lot better.”
Not facing a Republican challenger in the general election in November, she will become one of the few African-American women in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.