Democrats in Allegheny and Washington counties officially tapped state Rep. Matt Smith of Mt. Lebanon to run against Republican D. Raja yesterday evening, and the Raja camp was quick to take aim at their new opponent.
Smith was the sole Democrat to offer his name after Greg Parks of Pleasant Hills dropped from the 37th District contest.
After Tuesday evening's selection meeting, the Raja campaign offered this statement from their campaign manager, Jennifer Hass:
"The voters now have a clear choice between a liberal Harrisburg politician who was handpicked by party bosses and an independent leader and job creator who will get our economy moving again. Despite Matt Smith's rhetoric, his record of voting for higher taxes, more spending, and job-killing policies are out of step with the 37th District. We look forward to a vigorous debate on those issues in the month's to come."