Bob Brady is a seven-term Democrat who serves the Pennsylvania 1st Congressional District, which is essentially Central and South Philadelphia and parts of Chester County. It is an overwhelmingly Democratic district that has not sent a Republican to the House since 1949. Brady is the chair of the powerful Committee on House Administration. The seat is so Democratic, the GOP didn’t even bother to run someone against Brady in 2006. In 2008, Brady beat his opponent by over 80 points.

Pia Varma, a political unknown, wants to be his Republican challenger, but has to win a battle to even get on the ballot against Brady. Here’s a little video from Pia:



But Pia is currently off the ballot, and here’s more on her battle to get back into the race:

The race for U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s seat is back on – on paper, anyway. Brady’s sole challenger, Republican and political unknown Pia Varma, on Tuesday appealed a Commonwealth Court decision from last week that removed her from the ballot in the First Congressional District because she failed to submit at least 1,000 valid signatures of registered voters on nominating petitions for her campaign. Varma’s lawyer is Samuel Stretton. The appeal, to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, questions whether Varma was properly served with notice of the court date on the petition challenge and whether laws requiring that circulators of petitions live in the election district are constitutional.

So… what do you think?

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