“While most Democrats interviewed by the Capital-Star are happy with Shapiro as their best chance to keep a voice in state government, many have also said they are disappointed that the Democrats competing for statewide office in 2022, both governor and U.S. Senator, don’t reflect the diverse reality of who Pennsylvanians are.
It’s not a knock on Shapiro, added Christine Jacobs of Represent PA, a political group that tries to elect Democratic women to statewide office, but she is “dismayed but not surprised” in the lack of women candidates in particular.
And with the power of incumbency, “if we don’t do it now, we’re at least a decade away from being able to get one,” Jacobs said. “So it’s disappointing.””