Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is confirming that he’ll run for Congress and seek next year’s Democratic nomination for the Harrisburg-area 10th District held by four-term Republican Rep. Scott Perry.
DePasquale made the announcement on social media Sunday. The Associated Press reported last week DePasquale had told Democratic Party figures that he planned to run.
— Eugene DePasquale (@DePasqualePA) June 30, 2019
Perry, an Iraq war veteran, owns the most conservative voting record among Pennsylvania’s 18-member U.S. House delegation, according to American Conservative Union ratings.
DePasquale’s second four-year term as the state’s elected fiscal watchdog runs through 2020.
The 10th District has 23,000 more registered Republican voters than Democrats. Perry won re-election in November by almost 3 percentage points in a tight race against first-time candidate George Scott.
Democrat Tom Brier also has announced his candidacy.