Democrat Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA) will not be running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania during the 2022 midterm elections. Instead, she will seek reelection for her House seat, according to a report.
Houlahan first told the Philadelphia Inquirer she would not be running for the Senate. The Inquirer reported this “removes a key Democratic figure from a critical Senate contest that could determine control of the chamber.”
Houlahan has reportedly been a “prolific fund-raiser” over the years, as she comes from Pennsylvania’s most populous region. Due to her fundraising capabilities, she was seen as a “formidable potential contender” for the Democrat primary.
With Houlahan’s announcement to not run for Senate, more attention is drawn to Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), as he has reportedly geared up for the Senate race. Last month Breitbart News reported Lamb had allegedly been telling some of his donors to start contributing to the campaign as he will start to ramp