The Redistricting Vote

The Pennsylvania State House has passed the proposed congressional redistricting maps.  Nearly half of the Democrats in the House voted for it.  PoliticsPA has a rundown of who crossed party lines to vote for or against the maps.  Keegan Gibson gives his opinion on why each rep who voted against their party’s recommendations did so.  It’s interesting stuff.

Remember, everyone who voted yes was agreeing that the proposed 7th district (as shown to the right) was a good idea.

Let’s not forget who came up with this bizarrely shaped district and who approved it.  

Reprinted courtesy of Above Average Jane

Meehan Lentz Debate

Democrat Bryan Lentz and Republican Pat Meehan went head to head in a live debate at Suburban JCC B’nai Aaron in Haverton sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The two candidates are running to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. This is an open district as the incumbant Congressman Joe Sestak (D PA-7) is running for Senate.

The topics varied from taxes, to healthcare, to foreign policy and to our energy future.