The member of Occupy Philadelphia who is challenging incumbent Allyson Schwartz in the 13th Congressional District won’t be on the ballot in the Democratic primary. Instead he has decided to take the write-in route.
Nate Kleinman says he decided to withdraw his nominating petitions for the 13th district, which includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, for strategic reasons. Attorneys challenging the signatures on Kleinman’s petitions wanted him to pay their bills if a judge tossed his name from the ballot.
“It made no sense for me to continue fighting in court to stay on the ballot and give the voters a chance to decide who is going to represent them in congress so I will be running as a write in candidate on April 24, Kleinman said.
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