Erin McClelland has been getting the lion's share of the Democratic Party and labor endorsements in her contest with John Hugya for the Democratic nomination in the new 12th Congressional District, but Mr. Hugya has picked up a few institutional backers himself.
He was endorsed this week by two FOP lodges, Sheridan Caton Memorial Lodge No. 98 in Somerset, and Flood City Lodge No. 86.
Ms. McClelland, however, picked up the endorsement of the Cambria County Democratic committee Wednesday night. She had earlier been the overwhelming pick of the Allegheny County party committee.
The winner will face incumbent Rep. Keith Rothfus in the fall. Mr. Rothfus is regarded as a heavy favorite to retain a seat that is not yet on the comeptive radars of either party's national congressional committees.