Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro, a rising star in state Democratic politics, on Sunday endorsed Marjorie Margolies' effort to reclaim the Pennsylvania congressional seat she lost two decades ago.
"We need more people in government with the courage of their conviction who can rise above the small politics of the moment and stand up and fight for what they believe in," Shapiro, 40, said in a statement. "Marjorie has demonstrated that she is that type of leader."
Margolies, 71, was in her first term representing the 13th District in 1993 when she cast the deciding vote for President Bill Clinton's economic package, which contained tax increases. She had promised not to vote for new taxes, and she lost her reelection campaign in 1994, the year Republicans took control of the House for the first time in a generation.