State Rep. endorses Margolies for Congress

Democratic state Rep. Madeleine Dean, of Montgomery County, on Wednesday endorsed Marjorie Margolies in her bid to represent Pennsylvania's 13th District in the U.S. House.

"I have followed Marjorie's career for many years and I am inspired by her," Dean said in a statement. She praised Margolies' "courageous and correct" vote in  the House in1993 that saved President Bill Clinton's economic plan. Margolies was representing the 13th at the time; she lost the seat in the 1994 election and is now attempting a comeback.

The district, in Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia, has an opening for representative because incumbent U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D) is running for governor in 2014 and is not seeking reelection to the House. The endorsement was announced by Margolies' campaign.