The in-law is coming

Published by James O'Toole on .

Bill Clinton will be checking in with his daughter's mother-in-law in April, raising money for Marjorie Margolies' bid for the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District.   Her son, Mark Mezvinsky, is married to Chelsea Clinton.  But  Mr. Clinton has more than familial reasons to come to the aid of Ms. Margolies, who is in a tough race for the Democratic nomination.  In a prior stint in Congress, in 1993, Ms. Margolies cast a decisive vote for then President Clinton's budget while Republicans serenaded her on the House floor with taunts of "Goodbye Marjorie.''

Their jibes were prophetic as Ms. Margolies lost the 1994 election to a Republican who constantly reminded voters of the Democrat's support for the Clinton tax increase.   In perhaps the most sharply contested congressional primary in the state, she faces state Sen. Daylin Leach, Rep. Brendon Boyle and Val Arkoosh in the seat being vacated by Rep. Allyson Schwartz, one of the Democrats running for governor.  The Inky's Tom Fitzgerald has the story.


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