Pa. state lawmaker Daylin Leach runs for Congress again

 In 2015, Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, leads a May Day demonstration calling for a $15 minimum wage. He plans another run for Congress, this time in the 8th District. (AP file photo)

In 2015, Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, leads a May Day demonstration calling for a $15 minimum wage. He plans another run for Congress, this time in the 8th District. (AP file photo)

Suburban Philadelphia state Sen. Daylin Leach has announced he’s running for Congress for the second time in four years.

Leach, who represents parts of Montgomery and Delaware counties, is a die-hard liberal — and a former standup comic who announced his candidacy in a video.

The Democrat said he’ll campaign for new jobs, economic justice, campaign finance reform, and an end to gerrymandering.

He also has some opinions about President Trump.

“He’s a narcissist, a bully, and he doesn’t treat he office he holds with even a modicum of respect,” Leach said in his announcement video.

Plenty of courageous Republicans oppose Trump, but “none of them are in Congress,” Leach said.

Leach hopes to take on incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan in the 7th Congressional District.But first he’ll have to win the Democratic primary in a field that so far has five other candidates.

Meehan campaign spokesman John Elizandro told PoliticsPa, “We welcome [Leach] and the other five left-wing Democrats looking to challenge Congressman Meehan to the race and look forward to the exchange of ideas.”

In 2014, Leach sought the Democratic nomination for the 13th Congressional seat when then-U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz left to run for governor.

Leach finished third in the four-candidate race.

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