HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The chairperson of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners mentioned Monday she is searching for the 2022 Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
Val Arkoosh, a Democrat, joins Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta in planning to hunt their celebration’s nod subsequent yr for the job now held by Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.
Toomey is retiring, opening up a seat in a swing state that’s prone to be among the many nation’s best races subsequent yr.
Other Democrats who’ve mentioned a Senate run is feasible embrace U.S. Reps. Conor Lamb and Chrissy Houlahan. State Sen. Sharif Avenue has fashioned an exploratory committee and filed a candidacy assertion with the Federal Elections Fee.
On the Republican facet, Jeff Bartos, the GOP’s unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor in 2018, has declared his candidacy, as have greater than a half-dozen lesser identified or first-time candidates from each events.
Arkoosh, 60, who lives in Wyndmoor, is a married doctor with three kids. Montgomery County, a Philadelphia suburb, is among the many state’s largest political subdivisions.
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