Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Margolies advertises historic vote in PA 13 race

Marjorie Margolies, running in Pa's 13th congressional district, runs a back-to-the-future ad touting her 1993 decisive House vote for Clinton budget.

Margolies advertises historic vote in PA 13 race


On August 5, 1993 Marjorie Margolies made her historic tie-breaking vote to pass the Clinton budget in the House of Representatives. Voters tossed her out the next year, angry at the tax increases in the budget.

Now, in her comeback bid for the 13th District seat she held for a term, Margolies is using that vote as her trump card on the campaign trail. She hopes voters will see her as courageous and send her to a body (Congress) many see as lacking that quality these days.

On Monday, Marjorie2014 released a web video ad about The Vote. “I was not sent to Washington to back down from the tough issues then and I don’t intend to back down from them now,” Margolies said in a statement. In the video, she takes reflected credit for the economic boom years of the 1990s; many economists credit the Clinton fiscal package for laying the groundwork by beginning to control the accumulated deficit from the 1980s, among other things.

Margolies is running in the Democratic primary for Pa-13, a contest that is now nine months away. Also running: state Sen. Daylin Leach and physician/activist Valerie Arkoosh, both of Montgomery County; and state Rep. Brendan Boyle of Northeast Philadelphia.

The video can be viewed on her website, Marjorie2014.com, or below:

Inquirer Politics Writer
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Inquirer staff writer Thomas Fitzgerald blogs about national politics.

Reach Thomas at tfitzgerald@phillynews.com.

Tom Fitzgerald
Thomas Fitzgerald Inquirer Politics Writer
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter