U.S. House Race, District 13 - Schwartz versus Rooney
Incumbent Allyson Schwartz (D) is running against Abington pilot Joseph Rooney (R)
About Allyson Schwartz:
U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz is running for her fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is known for her knowledge of health care within the House of Representatives, according to her website.
Schwartz is the Vice Chair of the New Democrat Coalition and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Recruitment Chair.
Learn more about Schwartz's biography here.
About Joe Rooney:
Joe Rooney is a retired Marine Fighter Pilot turned Delta Airlines Captain who lives in Abington Township.
Rooney has served on school boards, community proects, youth sports and has lead local scout groups.
Learn more about Rooney's biography here.
Allyson Schwartz on the Issues:
Schwartz believes that the primary issues facing the 13th Congressional District include health care, the economy, fiscal responsibility, sustainability, Israel and international issues.
Joseph Rooney on the Issues:
Rooney believes that America must create jobs and cut taxes, sit spending, pay down the debt and provide greater tax relief, save social security, fix and keep medicare safe, support our veterans and national defense.
13th Congressional District History:
Over the past ten years, Republicans have caught hard to defeat Schwartz, and Joseph Hoeffel who served in the 13th District before her. The candidate who came closest two winning was Melissa Brown in 2002, with 47 percent of the vote.
In 2010, Dee Adcock challenged Schwartz and received 44 percent of the vote, which was the best Republican performance since Brown's 2002 run.