Magazine article Politics Magazine

Pennsylvania

Magazine article Politics Magazine

Pennsylvania

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WHO WOULD HAVE thought Pennsylvania's April 22 primary would have been in a position to play such a substantial role in the Democratic battle for the White House? Now, as the world awaits the Keystone state's verdict, some Democrats running for state and local office have to contend with the presidential media blitz to make sure their messages reach voters. Despite the fear of some that down-ticket Democrats may get drowned out amid the madness, Abe Amoros, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, says the energy Democrats are experiencing this year can only benefit candidates at all levels.

"Everyone understands that the more attention you get at the top, the more you get at the bottom. It's all been about spreading the love," he says.

Perhaps. But one candidate who could have used a bit more love, despite enjoying strong support from party elders like Gov. Ed Rendell, was Democratic state Sen. Vincent Fumo, a powerful Philadelphia Democrat who surprised even some of his aides last month by announcing he would retire. Fumo, who faces federal charges of conspiracy and fraud, and is set to go on trial in September, was expected to defend his 1st District seat against three primary challengers on the 22nd. …

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