Reader Reports Confirmed

Categories:  News & Politics    BloggERy
Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 7:02 PM
Reader Reports Confirmed by Ben Speggen

As first reported by the Erie Reader Saturday, Feb. 23 via Facebook and Twitter, former U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper plans to run against incumbent Erie County Executive Barry Grossman. Today, several other local media outlets, including WJET-TV, WICU, and the Erie Times-News, also confirmed the story.

So what does this mean for Erie? Grossman now has a well-known and well-respected opponent in the upcoming Democratic Primary Election.

Dahlkemper, 55, served as the freshman representative for the 3rd District after winning in the 2008 election, but lost her second bid for the seat to Republican challenger Mike Kelly, who currently represents the district that includes a large percentage of Erie County. Since the loss, Dahlkemper has remained quiet – although earlier rumors suggested a potential bid for governor.

To date, Dahlkemper has yet to issue a statement confirming or denying that she plans to challenge Grossman. More information will be forthcoming from the Erie Reader as it becomes available.


Ben Speggen can be contacted at bSpeggen@ErieReader.com, and you can follow him on Twitter @ERBenSpeggen.

 

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