Marjorie Margolies

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Marjorie Margolies
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last election1994
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
1993-1995
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Personal
BirthdayJune 21, 1942
ProfessionPresident, Women’s Campaign International
Websites
Campaign website
Marjorie Margolies (b. June 21, 1942) was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. She lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014[1]

Margolies formerly held the 13th District seat in Congress for a single term from 1993-1995.[2]

Biography

Margolies is the President of Women’s Campaign International (WCI). She is also an adjunct professor at the Fels Institute of Govnrnment at the University of Pennsylvania. Margolies is a former journalist for NBC and a best-selling author.[3]

Margolies served as the 13th District representative from 1993-1995. She lost her bid for re-election in 1994 due, according to popular belief, a single vote--the deciding vote which enabled the passage of President Clinton's tax-increasing budget. The vote contradicted a promise she had made not to raise taxes.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014 or See also: Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Margolies ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Margolies lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. She was defeated by Brendan Boyle.[1]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle 55.5% 20,876
Marjorie Margolies 23.1% 8,697
Valerie Arkoosh 10.9% 4,092
Daylin Leach 10.5% 3,951
Total Votes 37,616
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

She filed her candidacy with the Federal Election Commission May 30, 2013.[5]

Margolies' son is married to Chelsea Clinton. Upon joining the race, Margolies stated that she “did not run on Clinton’s coattails” in 1992 and that she would not do so in 2014.[4]

Race background

On February 26, 2013, PoliticsPA and The Hill previewed three Pennsylvania races that were showing early promise of a competitive primary or a possible partisan switch. Of the eighteen total House seats up for election in 2014, Republicans currently hold thirteen.

The 13th District seat is currently held by a Democrat, Allyson Schwartz. Schwartz will vacate her seat in 2014, in order to run for governor against incumbent Tom Corbett (R).[6]

PoliticsPA highlighted six Democrats as possible replacements for Schwartz: state Representative Brendan Boyle, physician and University of Pennsylvania professor Valerie Arkoosh, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies and state Senator Daylin Leach.[7][8][9] In Boyle's case, the 13th Congressional District encompasses the entirety of the 107th legislative district, which he has represented since 2009, as well as the entire district of state Rep. Kevin Boyle, his brother; however, there was expected to be a formidable rival in former Pennsylvania's 13th District Rep. Marjorie Margolies. Her son is married to Chelsea Clinton, which many predicted to cause an uphill campaign fundraising battle for her Democratic primary opponents. Upon joining the race, however, Margolies said that she “did not run on Clinton’s coattails” in 1992 and would not do so in 2014.[10]


Democratic primary - U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
Poll Marjorie Margolies Brendan BoyleDaylin LeachValerie ArkooshMargin of ErrorSample Size
Global Strategy Group (internal poll)
August 13-15, 2013
43%15%7%2%+/-4.8422
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Endorsements

Margolies was endorsed in the Democratic primary by:

  • Former President Bill Clinton - Clinton is headlining a fundraising event for Margolies in April to help her reclaim the seat she lost nearly 20 years ago. In 1993, Margolies cast the decisive vote to pass Clinton's economic policy, which included unpopular tax increases. She was then voted out of office in 1994.[11]
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer, the U.S. House Minority Whip from Maryland’s 5th Congressional District.[12]
  • State Rep. Madeleine Dean[12]
  • State Sen. LeAnna Washington[12]

Media


"Marjorie Margolies - Courage."

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Marjorie Margolies' reports.[13]

Marjorie Margolies (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$0$185,345.00$(25,378.73)$159,966.27
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$159,966.27$237,370.00$(207,279.76)$190,056.51
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$190,056$211,039$(227,228)$173,866
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$173,866.55$211,178.00$(225,255.14)$159,789.41
Running totals
$844,932$(685,141.63)

Personal

Margolies’ son is married to Chelsea Clinton.[18]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  2. Marjorie 2014, "Meet Marjorie," accessed June 25, 2013
  3. Marjorie 2014, "Meet Marjorie," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Washington Post, "Marjorie Margolies running for Congress again," May 29, 2013
  5. The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Political judo: Marjorie Margolies turns weakness to strength," May 31, 2013
  6. The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Allyson Schwartz files to run for Pa. governor," April 8, 2013
  7. The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Political judo: Marjorie Margolies turns weakness to strength," May 31, 2013
  8. Philadelphia Inquirer, "State Rep. Brendan Boyle of Northeast running for Congress," April 8, 2013
  9. PoliticsPA, "Who’s on Deck for Schwartz’s Seat?," February 26, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Marjorie Margolies running for Congress again," May 29, 2013
  11. Philly.com, "Bill Clinton to headline Phila. fundraiser for Margolies," March 11, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 PoliticsPA, "PA -13: Hoyer backs Margolies," June 24, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Marjorie Margolies 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 11, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  18. Politico, "The Clinton-in-Law," accessed December 9, 2013