Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Another challenger for Sen. Vince Fumo

Already facing a 129-count federal indictment for fraud, state Sen. Vince Fumo now has to contend three possible challengers for the Senate seat he's held for decades.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that John Dougherty, a Philadelphia union leader, is circulating nominating petitions to challenge Fumo in the April 22 Democratic primary.

Fumo has represented Senate District 1 for the past 100 years despite numerous questions about his finances.

Fumo is scheduled to go on trial this year on federal charges that he misused Senate staff and two charities for personal and political gain, the newspaper reports.

Anne Dicker has already announced plans to run against Fumo. The Inquirer is reporting that Philadelphia City Councilman and Controller Joseph C. Vignola may also enter the Democratic primary against Fumo.

No comments: