"Black Voters Matter is the first group in the country to launch a nomination campaign on Crowdpac; political director Liz Jaff says it will soon allow other organizations to try out the feature.
Black Voters Matter told Citified which of the nominees racked up the most endorsements and contributions. These are the people who will receive help from the organization, and they haven't been announced until now. They are Democrats Omar Woodard, 32, an adjunct professor who is eyeing a run for the State Senate in the 3rd District; Chris Rabb, 45, another adjunct professor who is running for the State House in the 200th District; Edwin Santana, 37, an educator who is campaigning for the State House in the 192nd District; and Movita Johnson-Harrell, 49, an executive director at an assisted living facility who is running for the State House in the 190th District."
On hold, but expected to run concurrently with the 192nd, is the 200th presently held by State Rep. Cherelle Parker, now Councilwoman-Elect of the 9th Dist. She expects to resign by her swearing in on the 4th.
We suggest potential challengers heed this analysis of the 192nd.Read more
Before Black Twitter, there was Afro-Netizen, an email listserv-turned-blog started in 1999 that rose to prominence when political blogs achieved more mainstream acceptance and popularity in the run-up to the 2004 election. Last month, Afro-Netizen founder Chris Rabb announced that he is running to be the Democratic candidate for State Representative in Pennsylvania.Read more
Philly Record: POLS ON THE STREET: Pa. House Races Start Brewing In Philly; McGinty, Fetterman Press Senate Campaigns
"In the 200th Dist. of Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy, State Rep. Cherelle Parker (D-Northwest) will be moving into City Council in the New Year, leaving a tempting office in Harrisburg empty. Democrats in the politically active, high-turnout Northwest are starting to knock on this door.
First out is Chris Rabb, a writer and consultant who teaches at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, who launched at Alma Mater Nov. 10. He earned a Yale bachelor’s and a Penn master’s."Read more