Brady backs Boyle for 13th District U.S. House seat

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, has endorsed state Rep. Brendan Boyle of Northeast Philly in the 2014 Democratic primary election for the 13th Congressional District.

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is not seeking another term in that district, which covers parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, because she is running in the 2014 Democratic primary election for governor.

State Rep. Brendan Boyle

Brady last week made clear that he wanted to back a Philadelphia candidate for the seat. Former City Controller Jonathan Saidel, a close friend of Brady's, dropped out of the race Tuesday.

"I'm 100% behind Boyle," Brady said in a statement released by Boyle's campaign. "We need smart hard working guys like him down in Washington. I look forward to campaigning with him and working together with him in Congress."