State Senator Daylin Leach (D), who represents West Conshohocken and Plymouth Township in MoreThanTheCurve.com’s coverage area, is up for re-election in 2020. This would normally be a mundane race, but accusations against Leach that have included sexualized jokes, inappropriate touching, and rape, have dogged Leach since the end of 2017.
Leach has denied the more serious accusations and apologized for inappropriate jokes. Everyone from Governor Wolf down to the Montgomery County Democratic Committee have called for him to resign. He has refused.
This morning the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article that profiled the race to unseat Leach. It gives a recap of the accusations, how he responded, conflicts he has had with other Democratic Party politicians, and how he is excluded from the caucus.
So who is running in currently running for the seat?
That is a big field and there will be an endorsement meeting on January 30th, which will likely narrow the field down (instead of having a real primary of ideas). Based on how the Philadelphia Inquirer article highlights Cappelletti, we are going to go predict she will receive the endorsement.
We have not yet heard of any Republicans running for the seat.
Let us know what you think in the comments.
Photo: Daylin Leach (note MoreThanTheCurve.com added the text bubbles)