Congresswoman Madeleine Dean decided against running for Senate 2022 and plans instead to focus on building her career in the house, writes Jonathan Tamari for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“After talking a lot with my family, with my team with my political side, I’ve decided I won’t be running for Senate for now,” said Dean.
She pointed to the many opportunities she has already had in the House over the past two years.
This includes being one of the Democratic impeachment managers in the second trial of former president Donald Trump, and recently indicated she now hopes to continue her work there.
“I just feel like I’m just getting started here, and there’s lots of work to be done,” said Dean.
With this announcement, Dean, who represents Pennsylvania’s fourth congressional district that encompasses the majority of Montgomery County, further clarified the Democratic lineup for a senate race that has huge national implications.
Dean’s decision means that Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, is now the only woman in the Democratic Party’s 2022 Senate lineup and the only person running from the Philadelphia suburbs.
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