In addition to casting a ballot in the Presidential election on Tuesday, some Northwest Philadelphia voters will also be deciding between three candidates to represent them in Congress.
Since 1995, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has represented the Second Congressional District, which includes parts of Roxborough, Mt. Airy and Germantown. This year, he is being challenged by Republican candidate Robert Allen Mansfield and Independent candidate James Foster.
NewsWorks has profiled all three during the past month in an effort to educate potential voters about where the candidates stand. What follows are quotes from each profile, with a link to read more.
Fattah: “I’m not actively campaigning all the time; I’m helping others get elected to congress, helping the president. I’m doing substantive work and political work for other democrats.”
Foster: “I’m a longshot at best, but maybe it’ll be an ‘Anyone but Fattah’ thing. I’ve been getting good feedback.”
Mansfield: “The Republican Party doesn’t know what to do with me. They don’t know what I want. They think I want a job or something and I’m not in this for a job. I’m in this because I truly do care about my community.”