Price and Doyle join Democrats who won’t be back after 2022
Doyle said the state’s ongoing redistribution process – Pennsylvania losing one seat to redistribution – affected his decision. Noting that Democrat Conor Lamb from neighboring 17th District is running for the Senate, he said cartographers could look at the region with “fresh eyes” in order to preserve two Democratic seats in western Pennsylvania.
Doyle was first elected to the House in 1994, and his 18th district includes Pittsburgh and some surrounding suburbs.
The chairman of the Communications and Technology of Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, Doyle already faced a major challenge from Jerry Dickinson, professor of constitutional law at the University of Pittsburgh. Dickinson, who unsuccessfully challenged Doyle in a final primary cycle, has outperformed Doyle in the past two fundraising quarters, raising $ 333,000 to Doyle’s $ 167,000 as of September 30, according to Commission reports. federal election.
But an open-seat race is expected to attract a host of other Democratic candidates. State Representative Summer Lee submitted her candidacy on Monday and other potential candidates include State Representative Austin Davis and Pittsburgh City Councilor Corey O’Connor, according to a Democratic source from Pennsylvania.
Biden won the Doyle District by 30 points last fall. Doyle beat Dickinson by 34 points in the primary and won a 14th term by 38 points.