Member of Occupy Philly challenges Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Democratic primary

The first member of the Occupy movement to run for a major office, made it official Tuesday. Nate Kleinman is challenging Rep. Allyson Schwartz in the Democratic primary in the 13 District, which covers parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County.

Nate Kleinman said he’s he believes his involvement in Occupy Philadelphia help his campaign for Congress.

“The Occupy movement has changed the conversation in this country from fiscal responsibility and budget cuts and deficit reduction to income inequality and the scourge of money in politics,” Kleinman said.

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