ICYMI: A recap of 164th District Coverage

In advance of tomorrow’s primary election, here’s a recap of our recent coverage on the 164th Legislative Race and other political news.

In today’s paper, we broke down the stances taken by the candidates in the 164th District primary and provided an overview of the primary ballot, which is headed by the Democratic gubernatorial race.

On Sunday, we examined the rarity of state legislators losing in the primary. No state legislator representing Delco has fallen in the primary since before 1980, but that could change Tuesday. We asked a few political science professors to break down the 164th District primary, where Margo Davidson could be upset by a challenger.

Last week, we covered the 164th District forum hosted by the League of Women’s Voters. We also broke down the campaign finance reports of each candidate — most of the money is being used to fund various mailers. Vince Sullivan took a look at the campaign finance reports submitted by the candidates in the 26th Senatorial District and the 163rd Legislative District — two open seat races.

Davidson also hosted a pair of recent press conferences. Two weeks ago, she urged the General Assembly not to cut funding for early education programs. Last week, she announced plans to build a hotel at the site of the former Sears building on 69th Street in Upper Darby. Tim Logue covered that.

Elsewhere, Gov. Tom Corbett stopped by Marcus Hook on Saturday, asking voters to come out and vote. Corbett has made five visits to Delaware County since March. Tom Wolf, the frontrunner in the Democratic gubernatorial contest, stopped by Chester earlier this month.

Also, both candidates in the 26th Senatorial District race have opened campaign offices recently. Republican Tom McGarrigle opened his office on Saturday. Democrat John Kane debuted his office earlier this month.

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