Does Dan Demarco have a chance at beating Jane Orie?
We all know about the Orie indictment, but will she follow other State legislators that have been re-elected under indictment like Bill DeWeese (D – Greene County) and John Perzel (R-Philadelphia)? The Dan Demarco campaign came on strong to win the write-in nomination on the Democratic side, but I haven’t heard much since. State Senate districts are way bigger than many realize and the Orie’s will bankroll a decent campaign I’m sure to hold onto their power.
Luckily Jane Orie’s trial got pushed back to November. She has always been popular in the North Hills and has crushed quite a few Democrats through the years. I hope the State Democrats and the local Democrats will do what they can to make this a real race, but the lack of news coverage makes me think that Orie has this one in the bag.