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Uncle Irvin: Watershed approaching?

08/28/2018 11:44AM ● By Richard Gaw
For a guy who has lived and voted in Chester County for almost 50 years, it was hard to believe expert predictions that the Sixth Congressional District that encompasses Chester County is highly favored to go Democrat in November.

Some of these experts even suggest that the district is a shoo-in for Democrat Chrissy Houlahan, and that the GOP has already conceded the district, making fundraising for the GOP candidate difficult, if not impossible.

The miraculous resurrection of the Democratic party in Chester County is due partly to changes in demographics, and partly to the botched leadership of the Chester County Republican Committee. It is already clear from the 2017 Democrat row office sweep that big changes are underway. The 2019 municipal elections could be a watershed event, with the Democrats taking the majority of County Commissioner seats and replacing the GOP as the majority party.

I never thought I would be writing these words in my lifetime.

(This is an occasional column written by Uncle Irvin. As always, the column is the opinion of Uncle Irvin, and is not a news story.)


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