The House isn't very popular these days, so why would anyone want to return there after a 20-year hiatus? The answer — if there is one — is just one reason why the crowded primary for this suburban Philadelphia, strong Democratic district is so fascinating.
Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, D-Pa., is waging a comeback bid for the 13th District nearly tw0 decades after she supported President Bill Clinton's budget and famously lost re-election in 1994. The 71-year-old is back with a vengeance and strong political connections: Her son is married to Chelsea Clinton. Her primary opposition only makes this open-seat race to succeed Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa., who is running for governor, more interesting. There's state Sen. Daylin Leach, a liberal lion who supports marijuana legalization, state Rep. Brendan Boyle, who boasts support from Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., and University of Pennsylvania medical professor Valerie Arkoosh, a Schwartz ally.